Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12131 Members
65 Forums
72372 Topics
975952 Posts
75 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
95 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1473 Guests and 221 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@ 1078
anything with castors 728
Pensby Hotel 429
loud music in new brighton 397
Wirral Globe 326
Paying for EU Citizenship (Poll) 303
Sports Personality Of The Year 303
Cubitts Holland and Hannen 293
PC Repair needed 248
Raspberry Pi in the classroom! 226
New General Forums
Daft funny joke
by venice
Today at 05:54 PM
We dont learn much.
by venice
Yesterday at 09:22 PM
Freegle
by venice
Yesterday at 06:36 PM
TPS failures
by venice
Yesterday at 02:41 PM
New Wirral History
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
North end bidston
by BennyBoy
27th Jun 2015 6:06pm
461 Collingwood, Black Horse Hill, West Kirby
by diggingdeeper
3rd Mar 2009 8:30pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
anything with castors
by dustymclean
41 minutes 22 seconds ago
Wirral Globe
by dustymclean
Today at 05:04 PM
Paying for EU Citizenship (Poll)
by Excoriator
Today at 04:46 PM
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by diggingdeeper
Today at 03:16 PM
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by marty99fred
Today at 02:30 PM
Sports Personality Of The Year
by fish5133
Today at 02:25 PM
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@
by Habdab
Today at 07:56 AM
Hi
by venice
Yesterday at 09:31 PM
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by mikroc
Yesterday at 07:33 PM
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#334347 - 6th Jul 2009 1:06pm Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats
_jase_
Unregistered


Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats




CRANE has crashed into an apartment building in the city centre.
At 11.50am this morning an emergency call was made to the fire brigade of reports of a crane crashing into flats on Tabley Street behind Park Lane. The image above, taken by FACT Liverpool, shows the crane across the building's roof.

Police fire and ambulance crews are currently in attendance.




THE POST



MORE SOON smile

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#334384 - 6th Jul 2009 1:43pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: ]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
I'm close by it. Got pics from my cctv . Ambulance just went past at 13:28 with a police escort. I heard it crash down as I'm only 3/400 metres away. The cab is wresting ontop of the apartments.

I did try update here on wiki but my 3G wasn't working frown

Top
#334391 - 6th Jul 2009 1:53pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: Wheels]
_jase_
Unregistered


cool smile keep us updated bud. happy

Top
#334456 - 6th Jul 2009 3:01pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: ]
_jase_
Unregistered






A 200FT crane crashed through the roof of a city centre apartment block today sparking a massive search and rescue operation.

The Royal was put on standby amid fears of casualties.

The man driving the 100 tonne crane was thrown from the cab on impact. He is in a serious condition in hospital.

It is understood a number of residents were initially trapped inside the apartment block.

The crash happened at 12.05pm in Tabley Street, behind Park Lane, on the outskirts of the city centre.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue service described it as a "major incident".

A huge cordon was thrown around the scene.

Eyewitness Maria Toolan, 39, who lives in the apartment block opposite, said: "I heard a horrendous noise and ran to the balcony. I watched in horror as a massive red crane tumbled into the apartment block.

"I was in complete shock as all I could think of is what if it had fallen the other way and landed on me.

"I would surely have died as I am in the penthouse."

Sarah Banfield, 21, lives on the fourth floor of the apartment building and was in her bedroom at the moment the crane crashed with her boyfriend.

She said: "We were just standing there and the floor started shaking. My first thought was that it must have been a massive earthquake.

"I went out onto the balcony and as I could see was a cloud of dust and I hear a girl crying.

"I then grabbed by shoes and bag and we ran out of the door. There was water everywhere as the pipes had all burst.

"We opened the door to the emergency exit and couldn’t see the floor because of all the debris.

"We made our way down three flights of stairs before realising that the door at the bottom was blocked.

"At this point I started to panic as I really didn’t want to go back up.

"We then heard someone above us and we just started screaming "help, help we’re across here".

"A workman came and helped us. He showed us where to tread and he was holding my hand. He got us out of there."

Sarah is still clearly in shock and was wrapped in an aluminium foil blanket. She added: "I am just grateful to have escaped."

James Barry operations commander at the scene said that it was lucky the incident happened when it did as most people were out of their homes and at work.

He said: "In the process of collapsing across the building the crane damaged the integral stair case which has created issues.

"We are carrying out a systematic knocking on all floors to check that there is no one left in the building. There are stability issues with the building as the five tonne counter weight has crashed through the building."

Sniffer dogs are currently checking debris to make sure that no one is trapped in the building.

A spokeswoman for North West Regional Ambulance Service said ambulances had been sent out to the scene and staff at Royal Liverpool Hospital are on standby.

She said: "We were called at 12.04pm. A crane has gone into a block of flats. We are still at the scene so we haven’t got much information.

"We have got six vehicles there but not all are emergency ambulances, two are ambulances, there’s a rapid response vehicle and a high dependency unit. There are also two managers at the scene in their vehicles.

"We’ve got the Royal on standby, just in case."

Thom Shannon, a director of Glow New Media in nearby Gostin's Building, said: "The crane has fallen over onto the north side of the apartment building. It's buckled over onto the top of the building.

"We looked out of the window here and saw a strange red shape on the building.

"The crane has ripped through the top of the building."

A builder working on the Bowmer and Kirkland site said: "We heard a massive rumble which sounded like a plane taking off or a clap of thunder and we all turned round and watched as the crane fell into the building."

THE POST

Top
#334474 - 6th Jul 2009 3:48pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: ]
purfek Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2009
Posts: 431
Loc: oxton
Tower crane crash, I was on site a few weeks ago
photographs below by pete Carr


Top
#334476 - 6th Jul 2009 3:52pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: purfek]
purfek Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2009
Posts: 431
Loc: oxton

photographs pete Carr

Top
#334478 - 6th Jul 2009 3:54pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: ]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9545
Loc: Birkenhead
HSE were throwing a wobbler last year about the number of cranes having an unauthorised break, hopefully they will really kick *ss this time, we can't have this hapening every five minutes. One of our Wiki members lives very close to that, I hit the panic button when I first saw where it was!!!

Ahh - we collided - brilliant pictures purfek


Edited by diggingdeeper (6th Jul 2009 3:54pm)
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#334479 - 6th Jul 2009 3:54pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: purfek]
purfek Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2009
Posts: 431
Loc: oxton

photograph by Craig Magee

Top
#334480 - 6th Jul 2009 4:01pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: purfek]
purfek Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2009
Posts: 431
Loc: oxton


my visit a few weeks earlier above


Top
#334482 - 6th Jul 2009 4:10pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: purfek]
purfek Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2009
Posts: 431
Loc: oxton

photograph I took in May

Top
#334483 - 6th Jul 2009 4:12pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: purfek]
_jase_
Unregistered


laugh Brilliant!! pics purfek camera


thanks for Sharing thumbsup

Top
#334485 - 6th Jul 2009 4:24pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: ]
purfek Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2009
Posts: 431
Loc: oxton
[img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/15933864.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1246894608&Signature=uYX8OV%2BWO0Mpz4s%2B%2BE2B1IbK9Sk%3D[/img]
taken from twiter website
not sure who took this


Edited by purfek (6th Jul 2009 4:34pm)

Top
#334486 - 6th Jul 2009 4:26pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: ]
marilyn Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 8th Feb 2009
Posts: 321
Loc: liverpool city centre
wonderful pics thanks

Top
#334524 - 6th Jul 2009 7:27pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: marilyn]
_jase_
Unregistered







Top
#334527 - 6th Jul 2009 7:40pm Re: Crane crashes onto Liverpool city centre flats [Re: purfek]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
Here's a few pics from work today.

It really did sound like thunder when it fell.









My Poor bike parked at work, the crane in the background smile lol

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
Yesterday at 12:52 PM
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 9:27pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
For Sale & Free
Steam Train Money Box/Ornaments
by Tranquil
Yesterday at 11:32 AM
Childs LFC Bike 5 - 8 Yr old
by Pete_M
Yesterday at 01:10 AM
Cat related Collectables
by Tranquil
29th Nov 2016 4:48pm
original xbox
by vw_kyle
27th Nov 2016 8:17pm
anything with castors
by lincle
27th Nov 2016 4:06pm
Featured Member
Registered: 16th Aug 2010
Posts: 697
Newest Members
uptonvillage, NobbyHunt, sam1512, ant72, benjamin17
12131 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
Santa's Grotto at Tam O'Shanter 11th Dec.
by Greenwood
29th Nov 2016 1:44pm
News : New Topics
Pensby Hotel
by granny
29th Nov 2016 6:39pm
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader
by granny
28th Nov 2016 12:03pm
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@
by svenlock68
27th Nov 2016 8:25am
Paying for EU Citizenship (Poll)
by diggingdeeper
26th Nov 2016 12:35pm
Footballers--Abused
by fish5133
25th Nov 2016 3:46pm
New Enthusiast Forums
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
Yesterday at 12:52 PM
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 9:27pm
crop loss & water rationing in Dominican Republic
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 8:46pm
PC Repair needed
by TudorBlue
29th Nov 2016 2:54pm
Sports Personality Of The Year
by fish5133
29th Nov 2016 12:32am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
We dont learn much. 42
Daft funny joke 11
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 8:08am
Sunset Fri 3:56pm
Local Time Fri 7:55pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .