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Tipped crane in Geneva threatens lake

National News // June 27, 2017

Geneva fire fighters battled to keep diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid from entering the lake after a truck-crane tipped over.

Hardo Müller Tipped crane in Geneva threatens lake

The crane was delivering a portable kitchen to the site of the open air cinema, Ciné du Lac.

The weight pulled over the truck leading to the fluids to escape.

The crane operator says he doesn’t know what happened. The firm’s owner says the driver was experienced and the truck fairly new.

Investigations are underway, but a mechanical failure to one of the struts supporting the vehicle is suspected. 

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