One local crane erector has a theory that the hoist rope broke first.

“If you zoom in on the tip you can see that the hoist rope is broken. Did the hoist rope break and the resulting shock to the crane cause it to run through the luffing brake? I think I can still see the luffing rope and the block hanging on the side of the jib and it looks like it’s all still reeved up.”

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