Here are a few pics of a Piledriving Crane that has collapsed. The reason for the collapse is still under investigation but it is thought that the boom failed. No one was hurt but work has been halted until the investigation is complete and new equipment is brought in. Being around a piledriver crane when it goes over is no fun, I was standing about 15 feet from a rig when it went over! What a big mess to clean up not to mention the money for new equipment. The big pipe in the mess is the pile that was going to be driven into the ground. In the second pic you'll see the piledriving hammer which hammers the pile into the ground. The crane in the third pic looks like it is popping a wheelie, but in fact the weight of the boom, leads, and pile are holding it up.