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Crane toppled on lorry injuring two at Jurong Port

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What role does moments play in causing a crane to topple?

Straits Times reported a crane toppled onto a lorry at Jurong Port in 2016, injuring two people.
What role does moments play in causing a crane to topple?
Where is the pivot?
What weights are responsible for the clockwise and anti-clockwise moments?
Is it the weight of the load or the perpendicular distance that the crane operator needs to be mindful of when operating the crane?

This article is related to the topic “Turning effects of Forces” in Physics tuition for O Levels.

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