Entrepreneurs who were affected when two cranes collapsed while trying to place a new deck on the Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn in August 2015, are demanding compensation from the municipality and contractors involved, a spokesperson for the Alphen municipality confirmed to NU.nl on Thursday.
The preparations for placing a deck on the Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn last year were seriously insufficient, according to the Dutch Safety Board. The board calls it "inevitable" that the two construction cranes trying to place the deck collapsed
The Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn is set to open for traffic on Monday afternoon - almost a year since a crane accident left a circle of destruction around the bridge
The Juliana Bridge in Alphen on den Rijn finally looks like a bridge again. A deck was successfully placed on the bridge on Wednesday morning
Construction workers are attempting to place a new deck on the Koninging Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn on Wednesday. This is the second attempt to do so.
Queen Maxima paid a visit to the site in Alphen aan den Rijn where two cranes and a portion of the Juliana Bridge collapsed onto a number of buildings last month. No one was injured, but a significant amount of damage was done to the properties.
Cranes company Peinemann has released a video in which general director Ad Kornet apologizes for the accident involving the Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn on August 3rd. According to Kornet, all employees at the company are deeply shocked.
The renovation work on the Juliana bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn restarted on Monday, the municipality announced on Monday.
New footage of the crane collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday afternoon has surfaced. The video footage shows people running for their lives underneath a dust cloud caused by the collapsing cranes.
The three people who were identified as suspects in connection with the crane collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday, are no longer considered suspects. Experts agree that the accident was preventable.
Crane expert Richard Krabbendam believes that the crane collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday could easily have been prevented. According to him, the crane operators worked "very unprofessionally and ridiculously amateurish". Peinemann, the company who owns the involved cranes, released a statement saying that they are "gutted" by the accident.
No one was injured in the crane accident in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday afternoon. Mayor Liesbeth Spies called it a "miracle". One man in a wheelchair was rescued from his homes with injuries to his leg. It was initially assumed that his injury was caused by the crane collapse, but it has now been established that he sustained the injury before the accident.
The Public Prosecutor has launched a criminal investigation into the accident in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday after noon. Two cranes and a section of bridge collapsed onto several buildings, destroying them. Three people have been identified as suspects.
The search action after the accident with collapsing cranes in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday has been called off. Two cranes and a large section of bridge collapsed on four properties No further victims have been found.
Two cranes installing a portion of the Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn toppled over Monday afternoon, injuring as many as 20 people. The regional safety office initially suggested about two dozen were hurt, but said that number could actually be lower.