Forensic Engineering Unravelled: A Deep Dive into Mobile Crane Failure

In the world of construction, mobile cranes are the workhorses that make architectural marvels possible. One such machine,  a mobile crane known for its robustness and impressive load capacity, became the subject of a forensic engineering investigation by Approved Group International. Let’s delve into the details of this intriguing case, providing insights that reinsurers, insurers, … Read more

Tesla Cars – Why Are They Catching On Fire?

Lithium-ion batteries are a popular and powerful type of rechargeable battery that is used in a wide variety of products, including electric vehicles. However, there have been several reports of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in Tesla vehicles in recent years, raising concerns about the safety of these batteries.One of the main reasons for the … Read more

What Could Cause a Chimney to Collapse?

what could cause a chimney to collapse?

At approximately 1620 hours on Sunday, 15 December 2019, the shift leader at a boiler system company heard a loud noise coming from the outside area of the premises. He rushed out and saw that the chimney had collapsed. Acting quick, he alerted the production team and shut down the boiler operation. There was heavy … Read more

Humpty Dumpty – The Crane Toppled

Humpty Dumpty - The Crane Toppled

We came across numerous cases where mobile cranes were reported to have tipped over during the lifting of loads of steel bars, cement, bricks, tools and machinery. There are several factors which contributed to the toppling of a mobile crane during lifting operation.