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Tree Man Catapulted

08/31/15
Man Catapulted 9-4-2015 1-40-41 PM

West Fargo, North Dakota A tree worker was catapulted out of his platform on Thursday in West Fargo, North Dakota while trying to lift a log.                                                 Read More

Boom Truck Overturn

08/28/15
Boom Overturn 8-28-2015 4-12-56 PM

 Hollywood, Florida A boom truck overturned onto an apartment block in Hollywood, Florida, yesterday due to poor outrigger set up/soft ground.                               The boom came down onto the roof of the building The crane owned and Read More

Fatal Underbridge Inspection

08/27/15
Fatal Under Bridge 8-28-2015 4-04-34 PM

 West Hartford, Connecticut A man died yesterday in West Hartford, Connecticut as he slewed his platform over the barrier of the bridge.  The truck and the man, William Shook, 43, were left hanging precariously over the edge of the bridge on I-84. According to a Department of Transportation spokesman, Shook Read More

Crane Takes Dip in Gold Coast

08/26/15
Crane Takes Dip 8-28-2015 3-30-48 PM

Queensland, Australia A crane operator had a lucky escape yesterday after his Franna pick & carry crane crashed through a motorway bridge barrier on the M1, in the Coomera area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia yesterday, landing in the river below.                   Read More

Fire at Height

08/24/15
Fire 8-28-2015 3-43-45 PM

Sharonville, Ohio A man using a boom lift caught fire on Friday after getting too close to overhead power lines in Sharonville, Ohio. Two men were using an articulated boom lift – a JLG rented from Sunbelt Rentals – to strip and then power wash street lighting poles, prior to Read More

Tower Crane Failure

08/24/15
Tower Crane Failure 8-28-2015 3-38-56 PM

Bavaria, Germany A tower crane broke in two on Friday, landing on a house under construction in the town of Kreuth –Plötzlich, Southern Bavaria, in Germany. The tower of aging self-erecting crane – which has a two section tower and a jib of around 25 meters – appears to have Read More

Truck Mounted Flip

08/22/15
Truck Flip 8-28-2015 3-53-12 PM

Harlow Essex, UK A 35 meter truck mounted lift has overturned while travelling on a street in Harlow Essex, UK, this morning.                                             The truck had just made a Read More

Don’t Forget the Load

08/21/15
Bridge 8-21-2015 11-23-42 AM

Parris, France A delivery driver carrying a boom lift appeared to have forgotten his load when he passed a height warning sign, he was soon reminded as the articulated boom lift was smashed against the bridge in Paris on Wednesday morning.                   Read More

Truck Takes Crane Over

08/20/15
Truck Takes Crane 8-21-2015 1-19-12 PM

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China A three axle truck crane overturned in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China earlier this week while trying to recover a truck that had left the road.                                         The Read More

Fatal Boom Overturn

08/19/15
Fatal Boom 8-21-2015 1-12-24 PM

Taunton, Massachusetts A man died on Monday after the boom lift he was using overturned in Taunton, Massachusetts. The man, 48, was using a Genie 65 or 85, owned by NES, to inspect a chimney at a school in the town when it appears to have gone over backwards as Read More

Man Flipped from Platform

08/18/15
Man Flipped 8-21-2015 1-05-38 PM

Ellisville, Missouri A linesman is in serious condition after falling around five meters from a bucket truck after it was clipped by a passing truck yesterday. The man was working on overhead power lines over a road near Ellisville, Missouri, when a tractor trailer tried to pass underneath and struck Read More

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