An All Terrain crane caught fire this morning while travelling on the M62 motorway near Warrington and St Helens in Merseyside, northern England, closing the road between junctions six and seven and causing major rush hour congestion.
The two axle 40 tonner from the Graham Jones Cranes fleet was badly damaged while a large diesel spillage had to be cleaned up before the road could be reopened.
We have reported on at least four such incidents since June, all of them involving All Terrains travelling on fast roads, and we know that there have been several others that we will not have received details on. Given the cost for the repairs, loss of income, not to mention road damage and disruption, this issue will be under close scrutiny. Perhaps a feature for a magazine article?