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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Malaysia

04/16/14
Fatal Tower Collapse Maylasia 4-18-2014 10-08-42 AM

Ara Damansara, Malaysia A tower crane operator died after his crane collapsed on a high rise building site in Ara Damansara, Malaysia on Tuesday. The man, Mohd Hafadz Sanip, 26, had started operating the crane during the site’s morning briefing at Tower One, an 11 story building currently being built Read More

Utah Boom Buckle

04/16/14
UT Boom Buckle 4-18-2014 9-53-45 AM

Provo, Utah The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while lifting a rooftop cooling unit onto an office building in Provo, Utah yesterday.                     The boom buckled at the base The crane, a 220 ton Grove GMK5275 (GMK 5220) owned Read More

Fatal Boom Truck Overturn

04/14/14
Fatal Boom Overturn 4-18-2014 10-26-19 AM

Bourne, Massachusetts Two men died on Saturday when a boom truck with platform overturned in Bourne, Massachusetts while installing new power lines. The two men, John Loughran Jr, 34, and Joseph Boyd, 34, employees of Mass Bay Electric, which also operates the boom truck, were working on a new high-tension Read More

Boom Overturn in Germany

04/14/14
Boom Overturn 4-18-2014 10-16-59 AM

Vechta, Germany A boom lift fell onto a home in Vechta, to the south of Bremen in Germany on Saturday throwing a man from the platform and causing serious and life threatening injuries. The lift a Nifty articulated 4×4 model, was being used by the man, 53, who worked for Read More

Lift Overturn in Dublin

04/8/14
Lift Overturns in Dublin 4-11-2014 11-35-38 AM

Dublin, Ireland A truck mounted platform overturned in Dublin, Ireland, recently, injuring the two men in the platform. Details of the incident have been difficult to discover, and there are still some aspects that we have been unable to confirm, including the precise date and location. We have requested information Read More

Lift Overturn in Dublin

04/8/14
LIft Overturns Dublin 4-18-2014 10-34-39 AM

Dublin, Ireland A truck mounted platform overturned in Dublin, Ireland, recently, injuring the two men in the platform. Details of the incident have been difficult to discover, and there are still some aspects that we have been unable to confirm, including the precise date and location. We have requested information Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

04/4/14
Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn 4-11-2014 11-44-00 AM

Ecorse, Michigan A crawler crane operator has died today at the Great Lakes Works of U.S.Steel in Ecorse, Michigan, after he was thrown from his crane cab after it upended. U.S. Steel spokesman Courtney Boone issued a statement stating that the incident involved a contractor’s employee. “No other injuries have Read More

Structural Scissor Lift Collapse

04/4/14
Sizzor 4-4-2014 11-08-41 AM

Ellwangen, Southern Germany A GSL scissor lift dating from 1998 collapsed suddenly in Germany yesterday seriously injuring a man on the platform. The man, 23, was working on the ceiling of a workshop in Ellwangen to the north of Aalen in Southern Germany. He fell around six meters to the Read More

Crane Snags Overhead Lines

03/31/14
Crane Snags Power Lines4-4-2014 12-54-53 PM

Cologne, Germany. The slings of a tower crane working alongside an electrified rail line in Cologne (Köln), Germany got caught up in the overhead power lines on Saturday, causing some power outages and disruption to the trains.                           Read More

Crane Drops Jib

03/29/14
Crane Drops Jib 3-28-2014 1-59-42 PM

 London, UK A luffing tower crane jib dropped on a site in Northwood, London, UK, yesterday, there were no injuries. The incident occurred around 16:00 on a site in Maxwell Road, it looks as though the luffing jib hoist brake or cable gave way, allowing the jib to drop. It Read More

Loader Crane Overturn Injures Operator

03/27/14
Loader Cranes Overturns 3-28-2014 1-32-56 PM

Geseke, Germany The operator of a loader crane in Germany was injured on Tuesday, having failed to properly set his outriggers while lifting a large load. The man, 59, employed by a landscaping company based in Salzkotten, was said to be unloading a boulder – although it looks more like Read More

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