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Fatal Outrigger Strike

Fatal Outrigger -11-2015 1-43-58 PM

 Manchester, England A loader crane outrigger which extended while the truck it was on drove through a residential area struck and killed a pedestrian in Altrincham, near Manchester, England on Thursday. The truck, a two axle flat-bed owned by Liverpool-based Blok N Mesh was carrying pedestrian barriers when one of Read More

A Bridge Too Far

Bridge Too Far 6-5-2015 1-35-54 PM

New South Wales, Australia We have just heard of an incident in early May in which a bridge in New South Wales, Australia, collapsed when a four axle All Terrain crane tried to cross it. The wooden bridge near Coffs Harbour in the North of the state, was apparently structurally Read More

Bucket Truck Drops Tree Trimmer

Bucket Drops Trimmer 6-5-2015 1-29-08 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man was seriously injured yesterday after a lift cylinder on a truck mounted lift failed, dropping the bucket to the ground. The man, Joe Henry, 41, was working from a 2006 Altec lift in the Springdale area of Pittsburgh when the rod on the main lift cylinder Read More

Overturning Boom Truck Hits Lift

Boom Truck Overturn 6-5-2015 1-23-02 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck. The boom truck, owned by Arader Tree Service, was apparently supporting a large tree limb while the man in the bucket truck was cutting it free, the crane Read More

Platform Hit by Truck

Platform Hit 6-5-2015 11-56-14 AM

 Hartford, Connecticut A man was taken to hospital yesterday after the platform he was working from was hit by a large articulated truck yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred on Interstate 91 near Rocky Hill just south of Hartford, Connecticut. The platform, a 13 meter Utem Skytel mounted on a pick Read More

Load Dropped in New York

Drop Load NY 6-5-2015 11-41-46 AM

 Manhattan, New York A large mobile crane dropped its load yesterday in central Manhattan, New York after part of the load rigging failed. The load was being lifted by a 500 ton Liebherr All Terrain owned by Bay Crane and was rigged with around 50 meters of main boom and Read More

Fatality at Crane Yard


Stratford on Avon, the UK A man working in the yard of UK crawler and mobile crane distributor and rental company AGD Equipment, died after suffering a serious head injury last Wednesday. The man, 49, was apparently struck by a piece of steel which broke away from a check valve Read More

Fatal Tree Incident

Fatal Tree 6-5-2015 11-13-28 AM

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania A man died yesterday and another is in hospital in a critical condition after the top boom of a bucket truck came down suddenly while trimming trees in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Yesterday. The deceased, Michael Shaud, 53, an employee of Shull’s Tree Trimming of Middletown, Pennsylvania, was Read More

Another Man Electrocuted

Man Executed 6-5-2015 11-00-27 AM

Prairieville, Louisiana A man was electrocuted in Prairieville, Louisiana yesterday after he came into contact with overhead power lines while working from a vehicle mounted aerial work platform. The man, Courtney Jones, 38, an employee of Cable Works, was using a weighted rope to string new cable through trees alongside Read More

Crane overturn in New Jersey

Crane OT New Jersey 5-22-2015 2-37-16 PM

Arlington, New Jersey A boom truck overturned yesterday in Arlington, New Jersey damaging a car but thankfully there were no injuries. The crane was set up on grass with outriggers retracted but down, mats were used under the outrigger pads/feet. The crane was using its retracted boom to support overhead Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

Fatal Tower Collapse5-22-2015 2-23-24 PM

Kemerovo, Russia A tower crane collapsed onto a car park and apartment block in Kemerovo, central Russia yesterday killing the crane operator, a 53 year old woman. No one else was injured in the incident.                               Read More

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