Sector Construction and service

Lifting accident Alphen aan den Rijn


During lifting operations two construction cranes, together with the already lifted bridge section, toppled into the adjacent built-up area.  A number of homes and shop premises were completely destroyed. Miraculously, no persons were injured. The Dutch Safety Board investigated how the lifting job was prepared and executed and looked into the ways the parties fulfilled their duties and responsibilities.


  • Start date 4 aug. 2015
  • End date 29 jun. 2016
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationClosed