Crane chain breaks on Robertson hotel job

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A huge crane has seen one of its chains break while lifting a large module on the 213-room Moxy Hotel in Glasgow.

The chain failure occured as a prefabricated module was being lifted onto the tenth floor by a luffing crane during construction of a new hotel in Glasgow.

The large module was left dangling from the remaining chain which stopped it falling from the lifting beam.

The crane driver allowed the load to stabilise then carefully slewed it over the roof and lowered it into position avoiding any damage or injuries.

Tower crane chain failure on site
Tower crane chain failure on site

A spokesperson for Robertson told the Daily Record: “We are aware of an incident at our site in Glasgow’s Stobcross Street involving a chain becoming separated from a lifting beam.

“Everyone at Robertson takes safety extremely seriously and we can confirm that there were no injuries and that we are now looking into the cause of the issue.

Prefabricated load dropped suddenly
Prefabricated load dropped suddenly

“All similar lifting operations have been suspended until our enquiries are complete.”

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