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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

Fatal Crane Overturn in Alabama

06/17/16
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Parrish, Alabama A crawler crane overturned on a highway project near the town of Parrish, northwest of Birmingham, Alabama yesterday killing the operator. The crane was working from a terrace on a sloping job site and looks as though it was preparing to tandem lift some concrete bridge beams, but Read More

Bucket Truck Collapse

06/8/16
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Dunn, Wisconsin A man was rushed to hospital in critical condition yesterday after the boom of the bucket truck he was working from is said to have ‘snapped’ in the town of Dunn, Wisconsin. The man, 50, was trimming trees in the town – which is due east of Milwaukee Read More

Crane Roll

05/31/16
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Scotland, A six axle All Terrain crane left a single track road and rolled into a field in Scotland earlier this week So far we have been unable to trace the exact location of the incident, which involved a six axle Liebherr All Terrain owned and operated by Ainscough Crane Read More

Platform Brings Bridge Down

05/25/16
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Oklahoma City, A delivery truck carrying a boom lift struck a bridge in Oklahoma City at last week, causing a section of it to collapse. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon when a tractor trailer belonging to Sunbelt Rentals with a JLG articulated boom lift passed under the May Avenue Read More

Runaway Crane

05/23/16
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A man was lucky to have escaped with his life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday after a truck crane ran away and collided with his car. The crane – a well used three axle Japanese truck crane – owned by MB Crane Trading & service, was apparently Read More

Crane Operators to the Rescue!

05/18/16
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Sunderland, UK Two crane operators from UK rental company J Hewitt Crane Hire made the newspapers yesterday when they played a key role in the rescue of a family of three from an overturned car on the A19 road near Sunderland. Crane operator and rigger Kieran Edwards was driving the Read More

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