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Self-Erector Flipped

07/24/14
Self Erector Flips 7-24-2014 1-18-22 PM

Edinburgh, Indiana A trailer mounted self-erecting tower crane overturned on a site in Edinburgh, Indiana, yesterday clipping the roof a nearby house and landing on a shed. The crane – a Potain Igo 13 – was working on a construction project at MA Metal when the limb of a tree Read More

Tree Fells Platform

07/23/14
Tree Fells Platform 7-24-2014 1-38-24 PM

Crossett, Arkansas A man has been seriously injured after falling from an aerial lift while cutting a tree in Crossett, Arkansas last week. The man Mitch West, 50, owner of  Top Branch Tree Service was taking the top off of a larger tree, when it went the wrong way and Read More

Another Tree Incident

07/23/14
Another Tree Incidient 7-24-2014 1-30-10 PM

Marlborough, Massachusetts A boom truck overturned yesterday in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts, narrowly missing two houses as it lifted tree limbs from the back yard of a home. The boom truck, owned by Marlborough-based Monkey Men Tree Removal Services, looks to have been working with an almost fully extended Read More

Crane Fire in Michigan

07/21/14
Crane Fire in Michigan 7-24-2014 1-54-05 PM

 Bay City, Michigan A five axle All Terrain crane caught fire on the I-75 Interstate in Bay City, Michigan, on Friday, closing two south-bound lanes for several hours. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident and the crane, owned by McNally-Nimergood Crane Rentals, was able to pull over onto Read More

Boom Lift Recovered

07/21/14
Boom LIft Recovered 7-24-2014 1-45-34 PM

Chicago River A boom lift has been recovered from the Chicago River after the barge it was working from sunk. The 60ft JLG 600S boom lift had been working on the Chicago Riverwalk extension project from a barge last month owned by Walsh Construction. Over the course of the night Read More

Crane Operator Trapped

07/19/14
Crane Operator Trapped 7-24-2014 1-59-12 PM

Toronto, Canada A crane operator was trapped after the Rough Terrain crane he was operating rolled down a bank near Toronto, Canada on Thursday. The incident occurred in East Gwillimbury when the man, aged around 50, was moving the crane – a Terex RT – on Thursday evening, he was Read More

Lucky Escape as Crane Overturns

07/18/14
Lucky Escape 7-18-2014 2-28-10 PM

Dettelbach, Germany A 220 ton All Terrain crane overturned in Germany this morning landing on a house and trapping a man in the small town of Dettelbach, to the east of Würzburg– in northwest Bavaria. The crane, a Grove GMK 5220 owned by Bavarian crane and access rental company Ziegler, Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane for Two Hours Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

07/17/14
Man Trapped 7-18-2014 3-02-21 PM

Toronto, Canida A 50-year-old man has been airlifted to a Toronto hospital with life-threatening injuries after being trapped under a crane at a construction site for two hours. Police say a crane fell on the man just after 6 p.m. Thursday, trapping his arm and leg. The accident occurred in Read More

Crane Drops AC Unit

07/16/14
Crane Drops on AC Unit 7-17-2014 3-21-59 PM

 Abilene, Texas A crane overturned in Abilene, Texas on Monday as it placed a new air conditioning unit onto a roof at the Primetime Entertainment Center in the town.                                           Read More

Crawler Takes out Power Lines

07/16/14
Crawler Takes Out Power Lines 7-17-2014 2-44-12 PM

Oldenburg, Germany A lattice boom crawler crane being transported on a barge in Oldenburg, Germany has overturned after coming into contact with overhead power lines. The crane was on a barge on the river Hunte and moving down river to work on a railway bridge over the river when its Read More

Tower Crane Pad Gives Way

07/14/14
Tower Pad Gives Way 7-18-2014 2-14-34 PM

 Vienna, Austria A tower crane crashed onto the roof of apartment block in Vienna on Saturday after part of the slab it was sitting on broke away.                                         The cracked base Read More

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