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Loader Crane Fatality

07/1/15
Loader Fatality 7-2-2015 1-32-17 PM

Mühlhausen, Germany A loader crane operator died on Monday in Mühlhausen – between Kassel and Leipzig – Germany after he was crushed between the crane and the controls. The man 58, worked for a recycling company and had loaded his truck from a skip at a civil engineering firm in Read More

Telehandler Electrocution

06/30/15
Telehandler 7-2-2015 1-33-18 PM

 Columbus, Ohio Two men suffered severe electric shocks yesterday, when the telehandler they were working with came into contact with high-voltage power lines on an industrial park in Columbus, Ohio. Three employees of D.L. Industrial were using the telehandler to relocate an air handling unit at the factory of Rightway Read More

Truck Strikes Platform – Proves Fatal

06/30/15

Pike Township, Ohio A man working on a traffic light was badly injured yesterday when his platform was struck by a passing truck in Pike Township, Ohio, The man, Paul Vaughn, 46, of Thompson Electric, had only just set up his truck mounted lift, at the intersection and telescoped his Read More

Fatal Road Accident

06/30/15
Fatal Rd Accident 7-2-2015 1-13-17 PM

 Nysa, Poland An articulated delivery truck carrying a boom lift in Poland, collided with a car on Saturday killing the driver. Local reports say that the man, 60, inexplicably pulled out in front of the truck transporting a boom lift owned by Mateco, causing the truck driver to swerve and Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Switzerland

06/26/15
Tower Collapse Swiz 7-2-2015 12-48-03 PM

Zurich, Switzerland A top slewing tower crane overturned in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, landing on an occupied apartment block on the opposite side of the street.                               The tower crane had only been erected two days prior Read More

Fire Destroys Boom Truck

06/26/15
Fire 6-26-2015 9-52-40 AM

Seattle, Washington The operator of a boom truck offloading and placing roof trusses managed to get clear of the crane as it caught fire yesterday in Seattle, Washington.                                             Read More

Fatal Fall in San Jose

06/25/15
Fatal Fall 6-26-2015 10-34-22 AM

 San Jose, California A man died after falling from the bucket of an aerial lift in San Jose, California, yesterday while converting street lighting units to LED. He appears to have been working at a height of around four to five meters or so. The man was employed by the Read More

Another Outrigger Overturn

06/24/15
Outrigger Overturn 6-26-2015 10-01-15 AM

Bautzen, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in Bautzen, Germany yesterday when the ground gave way under one of the outriggers. The crane had driven up to a home that was being renovated and set up on the parking area without using mats. As the crane unloaded building Read More

Heavy Wind Topples Crane

06/18/15
Wind Topples Crane 6-18-2015 11-09-35 AM

 Guangxi Zhuang, China A tower crane collapsed spectacularly in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after extreme winds and torrential rains hit the area.  The 30 meter free standing saddle jib crane finally succumbed to the winds and buckled in a spectacular fashion, that captured on CCTV. Thankfully Read More

Another Overturn

06/17/15
Another Overturn 6-18-2015 11-03-11 AM

Paris, France A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday while working on a construction site at a hospital in Cergy Pointoise, on the northwest side of Paris in France. The crane was operating free on wheels and had the fly section of its main boom telescoped with the boom Read More

Man Falls from Platform

06/17/15
Platform Fall 6-18-2015 10-57-28 AM

Jackson, Tennessee A linesman fell from the platform of the bucket truck he was working from in Jackson, Tennessee yesterday. So far no details of how he managed to fall out of the platform have been given, however it seems that the man’s injuries are not life threatening. Clearly he Read More

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