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Truck Driver Injured by Falling Crane

10/2/14
Truck Driver Killed10-1-2014 3-35-26 PM

Nome, Alaska A truck driver was seriously injured on Sunday when a Rough Terrain crane overturned at a gravel pit in Nome, Alaska. The crane boom flattened the cab of the truck causing serious spinal injuries to the driver, Bryce Warnke-Green, 25. Police are investigating the incident as an industrial Read More

Fatal Fall for Arborist

10/2/14

Liberty, Texas An arborist died on Friday after he fell from the bucket truck he was working from on route 90 in Liberty, Texas. Tree trimmer Christopher Hunt was working for Sorrells Tree Service at the time and was bounced out of the platform, however details are scant and at Read More

Teenagers Trapped in Boom Lift

10/2/14
Teenagers Caught in Boom Lift 10-1-2014 3-25-54 PM

 Grimsby, UK Two teenagers managed to start a boom lift parked on a housing estate in Grimsby, UK, and had to be rescued from the elevated platform by the local fire service. The fire department were called out around 10:00 pm on Monday night when the two boys, one 16 Read More

Aluminium Crane Overturn

10/2/14
Crane Overturn 10-1-2014 3-12-49 PM

Weilerswist, South West of Cologne in Germany A truck mounted aluminium crane overturned on Tuesday in Weilerswist, south west of Cologne in Germany. The crane was being used by a roofing company with the outriggers on one side short-rigged. As the operator started packing the crane up he forgot the Read More

Another Crane Fire

10/1/14
Another Crane Fire 10-1-2014 3-21-12 PM

Brussels, Belgium A two axle All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday on the outer ring road around Brussels, Belgium. The crane owned by local crane rental company Kranen Michielsens pulled over onto the hard shoulder and burnt for some time before the fire service reached it. We understand that Read More

Man Electrocuted During Joy Ride

09/30/14

Circleville, Ohio A man died on Sunday evening after he contacted overhead power lines while giving an 11 year old a ride in a work platform, in Circleville, Ohio. The man, who has been named as Jeremiah Webb, 36, was thrown out of the bucket truck by the shock, leaving Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

09/25/14
Fatal Crane Overturn10-1-2014 2-25-55 PM

Malacca, Malaysia An All Terrain crane overturned yesterday morning in Malacca, Malaysia, killing the driver of a truck that was unloading nearby. The crane was said to be lifting a generator on to the roof of the Bandar Hilir shopping complex when the crane overturned. Judging by the pictures however Read More

Fatal Telehandler Overturn

09/22/14
Fatal Telehandler Incident10-1-2014 2-59-31 PM

Edmond, Oklahoma Two men died and one was seriously injured on Friday when a telehandler and work platform overturned in Edmond, Oklahoma.                                             The telehandler was not equipped with Read More

Fatal Power Line Contact

09/17/14

Wichita, Kansas A man was electrocuted yesterday after he came into contact with a 7,200 volt power line while using a bucket truck in Kansas. The incident occurred in the town of Pratt to the west of Wichita, while 58 year old Eric Notter, owner of Notter Tree Trimming Services, Read More

Death Wish Injury

09/17/14
Death Wish Injury 9-19-2014 10-08-05 AM

Phuket, Thailand A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand after he received an electric shock while installing an internet cable among overhead power lines using a form of access that would certainly have qualified for our Death Wish series.               Read More

Lack of a Harness Takes Another Life

09/15/14

 Madison, Alabama The owner of a tree company died on Friday after he was catapulted out of an aerial lift when the boom was struck by a falling tree limb in Madison, Alabama. The man, Jason Buckley, 47, of Bucks Tree Service, was working from a bucket truck at a Read More

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