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Crane Collision Closes Road

01/23/15
Crane Collision 1-23-2015 2-36-35 PM

M11 Motorway in the UK A coach collided with All Terrain crane this morning on the M11 motorway in the UK, blocking one lane on the northbound section between junction five and six. The two axle All Terrain crane – thought to be a 20 ton Kobelco RK200 owned by Read More

Crane Overturns at Mine

01/22/15
Crane Overturns at Mine 1-23-2015 2-43-42 PM

Pilbara region of Western Australia A crane overturned at the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on Tuesday, the third incident in recent months. In the latest incident a crane tipped at the construction site of the mine – which is located 115 kilometres Read More

Crane Fatality in Gabon

01/19/15

 Port Gentil in Gabon News has reached us that a man was crushed by a falling load on board a Total oil platform in the Grondin oil field off of Port Gentil in Gabon yesterday. The man was an employee of Ois Gabon, which provides a whole range of lifting Read More

Loader Crane Over in Israel

01/16/15
Crane Down Israel 1-16-2015 3-46-13 PM

Israel A loader crane overturned yesterday on a job site in Israel after failing to use suitable mats or cribbing. Few details are available of the incident, other than the images which have been sent in by an observer, however it appears the crane, an Effer loader crane mounted on Read More

Crane Comes Down in Moscow

01/15/15
Crane Down in Moscow1-16-2015 3-37-00 PM

Moscow, Russia Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. The crane looks like a fairly dated bottom slewing luffing tower crane, its triangular section tower and jib blew over the back of the machine base, with part of it apparently striking Read More

Crawler Overturns in Germany

01/14/15
Crawler Overturn 1-16-2015 3-30-09 PM

Flensburg, Germany A crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in Janneby, near Flensburg, Germany, last Friday during severe gale force winds. The crane, a large Liebherr owned by Sarens, was fully rigged with around 100 meters of boom and back mast. All of which went over the back over Read More

Crane Rigging Fatality

01/13/15

Edwardsville,  Illinois A man died yesterday while helping dismantle a lattice boom crane at a site in Edwardsville, southern Illinois. Justin Jokerst, 31, was working for a subcontractor employed by Brinkmann Constructors on a new warehouse build, when he was crushed under the boom of the Grove HL150T crane as Read More

Crane Overturns on New Jersey Road Job

01/12/15
Crane Over New Jersey 1-16-2015 3-11-37 PM

Brick, South East New Jersey Crane operator Christopher Graham, 39, was seriously injured when his crane flipped over backwards down an embankment in Brick, South East New Jersey on Saturday.                                  The overturned crane looks Read More

Man Ejected from Platform

01/8/15
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Richmond, Virginia The owner of a tree and landscaping company was ejected from the lift he was using on Monday in Richmond, Virginia. Mike Witt, 43, was trimming a tree from his bucket truck at a height of around five meters, he cut the top section off the tree and Read More

Another Electrocution

01/7/15

Arcata, Northern California A man aged 64 was electrocuted in Arcata, Northern California, yesterday, when he took the platform he was working from too close to a set of overhead power lines. The emergency services were called to the scene at a lumber mill owned and operated by Sierra Pacific Read More

Truck Mounted Fireball

01/6/15
Fireball 1-9-2015 3-52-47 PM

Ourimba, Australia A truck mounted aerial lift burst into flames yesterday on the M1 motorway near Ourimba, between Sydney and Newcastle in Australia. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The unit, mounted on a four axle chassis, was owned by rental company Boom Logistics. As the machine became Read More

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