Crane toppled on lorry injuring two at Jurong Port

Crane toppled

Picture Credit: ST

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?

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You will learn more about this under the topic “Turning effects of Forces”. This is covered in Physics tuition for O Levels.

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