Massive dragline collapse [video]

Draglines are among some of the most impressive pieces of machinery the mining industry can boast of.

But when things go wrong on this scale the consequences can be enormous.

The video below purports to be from the Curragh mine in the Bowen Basin.

The site was shutting down its dragline when things went horribly wrong.

*The video contains coarse language

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