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Bridge launcher crane collapse

03/24/15
Bridge Launcher Collapse 3-27-2015 1-53-57 PM

Manila, Philippines A bridge launcher crane helping build a new elevated highway in Manila, the Philippines, collapsed yesterday. The 180 ton girder crane was working on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Elevated Skyway, when it dropped down into the street below, crushing four cars, but miraculously no one was hurt. Read More

Fatal Crane Jump

03/23/15
Fatal Crane Jump 3-27-2015 1-36-43 PM

 Wellington Harbor, New Zealand A man died yesterday after jumping into the water from the boom of the Hikitia floating crane in Wellington Harbor, New Zealand. It is thought that the man, 20, was inspired by a video on Facebook that showed another man successfully diving in to the water Read More

Another Crane Fire

03/21/15
Crane Fire 3-27-2015 1-23-37 PM

Forfar, Scotland A crane caught fire yesterday while travelling on the Dundee to Aberdeen road near Forfar, Scotland. The crane, a six axle unit owned by James Jack – part of the Ainscough group, was travelling north on the A90 when the fire started in the engine compartment. It took Read More

Crane Knocks Road Sign Onto Bus

03/18/15
Crane Rd Sign 3-20-2015 4-30-29 PM

Seattle, Washington Eight people were injured yesterday evening after a crane knocked a large road sign down onto a bus in Seattle. The details of what happened are not completely clear however local reports suggest a large lattice boom crawler crane was lifting steel tubes from a trailer on Highway Read More

Dropped Beam Proves Fatal

03/13/15
Dropped Beam 3-20-2015 4-37-48 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A 20 metrer steel I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil killing an elderly pedestrian.                                           Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-20-2015 4-26-00 PM

 Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Trailer Lift Breaks Free

03/11/15
Trailer Lift 3-20-2015 4-20-22 PM

 Abilene Texas A trailer lift became unhitched from the pick up pulling it in Abilene Texas, yesterday and struck a car, injuring the driver. Little information is available, apart from the fact that the trailer lift was a Bil-Jax 3632T and that the driver was not thought to be seriously Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-11-2015 9-51-32 AM

Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Crane Overturn in Singapore

03/10/15
Singapore Crane OT 3-11-2015 9-53-21 AM

Jurong area of Singapore A mobile crane overturned yesterday at a job site in the Jurong area of Singapore near the port and main industrial area of the city. The incident caused work on the site – where contractor Yong Xing Construction is building a new electrical substation – to Read More

Amazing Escape

03/9/15
Amazing  Escape 3-11-2015 9-54-31 AM

Hackensack, New Jersey A man was unhurt last week after the platform of his aerial lift touched an overhead power line and caught fire in Hackensack, New Jersey.                                       The rescue underway Read More

Dropped Load Proves Fatal

03/4/15
Dropped Load 3-6-2015 2-13-15 PM

Tromsø, Norway A man waiting in a partially lowered platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a heavy concrete panel on him at a building site in Tromsø, Norway The 19 ton lift shaft panel dropped around 12 meters, following some sort of sling or rigging failure. The Read More

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