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Fatal scissor lift overturn in New Zealand

08/29/14
Fatal Siccor Lift 8-29-2014 10-37-38 AM

Lyttelton Port, Christchurch, New Zealand A man has died at Lyttelton Port, Christchurch, after the scissor lift he was using overturned and landed on a tractor trailer loaded with a container. The man, 40, was thrown from the platform when it landed on the trailer/container. Worksafe New Zealand and the Read More

Fatal Fall from Crane

08/26/14
Fall from Tower 8-27-2014 3-14-22 PM

Penn State University in Pennsylvania An 18 year old student fell to his death from a tower crane at Penn State University in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Jack Crean was discovered on Sunday morning at the HUB-Robeson Center construction site in State College, Pennsylvania. It is not known if he Read More

New England Crane Overturn

08/26/14
New England Crane Overturn 8-27-2014 3-08-36 PM

Concord, Massachusetts A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts on Friday when one of its outriggers sank deeply into the grass while helping remove trees from a larger property in the area. The crane, a Liebherr LTM1050-3.1 owned by Astro Crane, looks to have been set up Read More

Crane Rolls on Mountain Road

08/26/14
Crane Rolls On Mt Road 8-27-2014 2-54-04 PM

Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.                                   The crane rolled as it took the bend Read More

Fire Fighters Injured

08/22/14
Firefighters Injured 8-27-2014 2-44-34 PM

Campbellsville, Kentucky Four firemen were injured yesterday when their platform came too close to overhead power lines in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The fire-fighters had been helping the Campbellsville University band do an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday, by spraying water on them from above. (ALS=Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, often referred Read More

Truck Clips Platform

08/20/14
Truck Clips Platform 8-27-2014 2-40-17 PM

Camden, New Jersey A large truck struck the platform of a utility truck working in Camden, New Jersey yesterday, ejecting a man in the platform. Details are still not clear but we have received a photograph that suggest the lift was cordoned off with traffic cones, and was working on Read More

Rope Proves Fatal

08/20/14
Rope Prooves Fatal 8-27-2014 2-27-32 PM

 Reading, Pennsylvania A man died in an unusual accident, while using a bucket truck to trim trees in Alice Township on the north east side of Reading, Pennsylvania last week. The man, Terry English, 61, owner of Northern Star Tree Services in Blandon had cut a tree limb that he Read More

Tower Crane Over

08/19/14
Tower Crane Over 8-27-2014 2-10-46 PM

Stuttgart, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday near Stuttgart, Germany, when the ground gave way under one of its supports The crane was lifting concrete on a new apartment block on Monday morning when the ground gave way under one of the outrigger jacks in the town of Bonlanden, Read More

Telehandler and Platform Overturns

08/19/14
Telehandler Overturns 8-27-2014 2-03-47 PM

East Devon, UK Two men were injured at a music festival in the UK yesterday, when a telehandler equipped with a platform overturned. One man was operating the telehandler from the cab, while the other was working from a platform attached to the machine’s forks, when the unit overturned onto Read More

Marine Crane Failure

08/16/14
Marine Crane Failure 8-27-2014 1-54-15 PM

Bécancour, Quebec A marine crane on the bulk carrier Seapace broke free from its pedestal this week, seriously injuring the operator. The incident occurred while unloading at the port of Bécancour, Quebec when the slew ring failed and the crane fell into the hold. The crane operator, 45, suffered a Read More

Tugboat Captain Killed after Crane Strikes Bridge on Industrial Canal

08/15/14

New Orleans, Louisiana The captain of a tugboat is dead after an accident on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC), or Industrial Canal, early Thursday morning. According to Coast Guard – New Orleans, around midnight, the tug boat Cory Michael was pushing a crane in the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, Read More

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