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Man Killed in Tree Trimming Accident

07/30/15

NORTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. A man died after falling from a tree-trimming bucket in Bucks County. The man, who has not yet been identified by police was working in Northampton Township, Bucks County on Andrea Drive when he was thrown from the bucket he was working in. Police say the man Read More

Crane Overturn in Florida

07/23/15
Overturn in Florida 7-24-2015 1-47-27 PM

Pembroke Pines, Florida A Rough Terrain crane, lost stability yesterday while lifting roofing sheets onto the roof of a new build in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on the north east side of Miami. The crane, a 59 ton Tadano TR650XXL, owned by Sims Crane, but operated by the contractor on a Read More

Operator Succumbs to Heart Attack

07/21/15
Heart Attack 7-24-2015 2-15-07 PM

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A tower crane operator died yesterday after suffering from a heart attack on a site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The man was around 30 meters up the tower yesterday morning, when he complained of chest pains, co-workers came to his aide but struggled to help him back Read More

Crane Flip

07/21/15
Crane Flip 7-24-2015 2-01-57 PM

Hamburg, Germany A delivery driver lost control of a self-erecting tower crane that he was transporting to site, near Hamburg, Germany yesterday. The man was passing by the town of Alveslohe, to the north of Hamburg, when he says he was startled by the shadow of an animal and swerved Read More

Where’s the Bridge?

07/21/15
Bridge 7-24-2015 1-55-55 PM

Marburg, Germany An improperly stowed loader crane struck a foot bridge in Lahntal, near Marburg, Germany yesterday. The timber transport truck, pulling a trailer was partially loaded with freshly cut trees, and was travelling with the crane partially raised over the top of the wood pile.         Read More

Loader Crane Fatality

07/20/15
Loader FAtality 7-24-2015 2-10-23 PM

Chichester, West Sussex in the UK A man died on Saturday after the boom of his loader crane contacted overhead power lines near Chichester, West Sussex in the UK. The man, Alfie Mathews, 34, owner of ASM Driveways, Treeworks and Landscaping was collecting hay in a field with his young Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

07/20/15

 Liaocheng City in China’s Shandong Province Five people have died so far after a crane overturned in Liaocheng City in China’s Shandong Province, between Beijing and Shanghai on Saturday. The crane was working on the construction site of a chemical plant in the city, in all nine people were injured Read More

Truck Sheds 180ft Boom

07/17/15
Truck Sheds Boom 7-17-2015 10-18-17 AM

 Dallas, Texas A truck carrying a Genie SX180 boom lift overturned on a freeway in Dallas, Texas, yesterday shedding its load onto the central reservation. The road was closed for some time while the machine was recovered and central barrier repaired.                   Read More

Ship Crane Failure

07/11/15
Ship Crane Failure 7-10-2015 2-24-49 PM

Port of Galveston, Texas Four dock workers were injured on Wednesday when a ship crane collapsed while unloading a 60 ton wind tower section at the Port of Galveston, Texas. We understand that the injures are not believed to be life threatening. The incident occurred with the Singapore registered Asia Read More

Ironworker Hurt After Falling Some 40 Feet

07/10/15
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Logan International Airport, Massachusetts A 53-year-old ironworker was critically injured Friday morning at Logan International Airport when he fell some 40 feet to the ground after a 32-ton concrete panel he was trying to secure fell from a crane hoisting it to the third floor of a parking garage under construction. Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Cameroon

07/9/15

 Cameroon, West Africa A tower crane came crashing down in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa on Tuesday, while being dismantled. Although initial reports suggested that there had been a number of fatalities, we understand that the actual casualties were one seriously injured. He was taken to hospital where he remains in Read More

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