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Virginia Bucket Truck Fatality

Fatal Bucket 9-18-2015 2-00-23 PM

Augusta County, Virginia A man died on Saturday after falling around 20 meters after the bucket was sheared off the boom by a cable.                                                     Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Overturn

Rough Terrain OT 9-11-2015 3-16-57 PM

Dayton, Ohio A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio while pouring concrete injuring the operator. The crane looks to have its outriggers properly extended, but we understand that one of them was set up on soft ground which subsided causing the crane to lose stability as it Read More

Wind Crawler Overturn

Wind Crawler 9-11-2015 3-03-48 PM

North West Germany A narrow track crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in the Emsland region of North West Germany yesterday as it traveled between turbines. We are not quite sure which crane it was, local reports suggest it was a 200 ton telescopic, while others say a 500 Read More

65 Deaths in Tower Crane Collapse

Tower Collapse 9-11-2015 2-54-44 PM

Saudi Arabia A luffing jib tower crane has collapsed onto the Grand Mosque – the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, according to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defence Force.    The report says that 65 worshipers have died and 154 have been injured in the incident. The crane is almost certainly one Read More

Electrical Subcontractor Electrocuted

Electrocuted 9-11-2015 2-48-57 PM

Tampa, Florida A man working with a subcontractor for Tampa Electric Company in Florida was electrocuted yesterday after touching a live overhead power line while working from a bucket truck. The man was working for SPE Utility Contractors which was contracted to carry out maintenance work in the suburb of Read More

Leaving the Platform Proves Fatal

Fatal Platform 9-11-2015 2-42-25 PM

Exeter, Devon, UK Two UK companies have been found a total of £435,000 following a fatal fall when a man climbed out of a boom lift to carry out a job. The incident, occurred in Exeter, Devon, in November 2011, when glazing specialist London Fenestration Trades, working for contractor Sir Read More

Crane Causes Building Collapse

Building Collapse 9-4-2015 2-08-31 PM

Smithfield, Rhode Island A crane placing steel-work apparently caused the collapse of a steel structure at Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, on Tuesday injuring six men and crushing two boom lifts and a telehandler. According to one of the steel erectors, the incident occurred when the operator of truck crane, Read More

Falling Jib Injures Two

Falling Jiub 9-4-2015 2-01-28 PM

 Lumpur, Malaysia The jib of a tower crane dropped onto two construction workers earlier today on the south side of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.                                                       Read More

Tree Man Catapulted

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

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

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

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