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Two Burned by Crane Shock

10/17/16
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Atlanta, Georgia A boom truck lifting roof trusses on a new housing estate/sub division building site in Forsyth County, North East of Atlanta, Georgia, touched a 115,000 volt transmission line on Wednesday, sending the power down through the crane to earth. But along the way it struck two men working Read More

Crawler Overturns on Soft Ground

10/3/16
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Plaquemine, Louisiana A 600 ton crawler crane overturned last month at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Information on this incident have only recently been received, but have now been confirmed, it seem the incident occurred on Thursday September 8th while a relatively new Liebherr LR1600 was being moved Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

08/26/16
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Béjaïa, Algeria A tower crane collapsed yesterday in the town of Béjaïa on the north coast of Algeria killing one man and seriously injuring the operator. Two other men received more minor injuries. The local police report says that the crane was 32 meters high and equipped with a 55 Read More

Fire Causes Crane Boom to Drop

08/19/16
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Boyton Beach, Florida A crawler crane caught fire yesterday in Florida and as a result dropped its lattice boom as the boom hoist and cables suffered in the blaze. The incident occurred in Boyton Beach to the north of Boca Raton, no one was injured and the boom came down Read More

Swinging Hook Makes News

08/12/16
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   New York, NY A heavy gust of wind sent the headache ball of a crane into the window of Three World Trade Center in New York yesterday creating a shower of news reports featuring the crane. The incident occurred while one of the luffing jib tower crane, working on Read More

Tower Crane Emergency

07/29/16
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Hamburg, Germany The emergency services were called to a tower crane that had started to list in Hamburg, Germany yesterday. The crane operator was lifting a couple of sheets of re-bar on the surprisingly untidy site in the Lokstedt area of the city, when the crane tower shifted. He immediately Read More

Runaway Crane

07/22/16
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Heiligenhaus, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane ran away on Tuesday in a street in Heiligenhaus, German – roughly halfway between Dusseldorf and Wuppertal. The crane, a Grove owned by Schares, had arrived in the town early on Tuesday morning to carry out a lift at a local transformer Read More

Crane Comes Down in New York

07/21/16
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New York, New York A large brand new crawler crane dropped its boom across a seven lane bridge yesterday on the new Tappan Zee bridge project in New York. The crane, was working from the deck of the new Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River to the North of Read More

Fatal Crane Fall

07/18/16
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Fernandina, Florida An electrician working on a rail mounted container crane at the Port of Fernandina in Florida died yesterday after the crane cab he was working in broke away and fell around 30 metres to the ground. Timothy Dubberly, 58, was an employee of port manager Kinder-Morgan, the details Read More

AT Loses Tire

06/24/16
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Pinkafeld, Austria The driver of an All Terrain crane managed to keep his vehicle on the road after he lost a front tire between near Pinkafeld (between Graz and Vienna), Austria last Wednesday. The crane, a three axle Grove GMK belonging to rental company Prangl, suffered some minor damage to Read More

Crane Overturn Delays Refinery Sale

06/21/16
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Torrence, California A 270 ton lattice truck crane overturned yesterday at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, near Los Angeles, California. The crane was reported to be lifting a reactor top for a 100,000 barrel a day fluidic catalytic cracking unit, although a photo we have been sent suggests that Read More

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