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Crane Tips in North Carolina

Crane Tips NC 11-19-2014 3-02-24 PM

Durham , North Carolina A truck crane overturned yesterday in Durham , North Carolina, while working on a larger billboard. One of the outriggers on the crane, a four axle Link-Belt, looks to have sank into the ground causing it to overturn. It was being used by Duke Energy to Read More

Roto Telehandler Overturn

Roto Telehandler 11-12-2014 3-48-39 PM

Stuttgart, Germany A 360 degree telehandler overturned in Kernen, near Stuttgart, Germany yesterday after the ground gave way beneath one of its outriggers. The machine, a large Merlo Roto owned by telehandler and access rental company Induma Rent was working with a suspended load at the towns new community center. Read More

Fatal Boom Failure

Fatal Boom Error 11-19-2014 2-54-53 PM

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man died in an incident with a vehicle mounted aerial lift near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yesterday. The man,Paul Reese, 54, an employee of American Tree Service, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, was trimming trees from a truck mounted lift at a cemetery in Zelienople – North of Pittsburgh – when Read More

Another Ground Incident

Ground Incident 11-12-2014 3-27-01 PM

Hengelo, Netherlands A 3.5 ton truck mounted lift overturned in Hengelo, Netherlands yesterday after one of its outrigger jacks broke through the bricks on the sidewalk/pavement.                                   The machine’s outrigger punched through the paved Read More

Crane Closes Road

Crane Closes Road 11-12-2014 3-12-43 PM

Lorena, Texas A truck crane caused a major traffic backup in Lorena, to the south of Waco, Texas, yesterday, closing Interstate 35 while it was recovered. We are not quite sure what happened, we were told that the crane became stuck and started to overturn in the soft ground. Two Read More

Driving Truck + Raised boom = Overturn

Driving Truck Raised Boom 11-12-2014 2-15-55 PM

 Maynardville, Tennessee A man trimming trees for a utility company in Maynardville, Tennessee overturned the utility truck/platform he was using yesterday, after he decided to drive it with the boom raised. The raised boom became caught up in the overhead wires, which was enough to pull the machine over. He Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn in South Africa

Fatal Crawler S Africa11-5-2014 3-07-54 PM

Upington, South Africa A large lattice boomed crawler crane overturned in South Africa yesterday killing two and injuring four others. The crane was working on a construction site of a new solar power plant, around 40 kms from the town of Upington in the Northern Cape, when it went over Read More

Crane Flips on Highway

Crane Flips on Highway11-5-2014 2-53-59 PM

San Clemente, California An All Terrain crane with trailing boom flipped over while travelling on Interstate 5 in San Clemente, California – between Los Angeles and San Diego – on Thursday. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. The four axle Liebherr crane with three axle boom trailer, owned Read More

Telehander Overturn

Telehandler Overturn 11-5-2014 2-17-40 PM

Norwich, UK A telehandler overturned yesterday at a building site in Norwich, UK The machine, a standard JCB fixed frame model, had most of its boom extended and was operating with its stabilizers retracted, and seems to have been working on a slope at the time. The boom came to Read More

Tractor Crane Pins Operator

Crane Pins Operator11-5-2014 2-30-33 PM

 Monroe Missouri The boom of what looks like a home-made crane was blown over the back of the tractor yesterday, trapping the operator/driver in Monroe Missouri. The man, 46, was lifting trusses into place on a barn he was building when a gust of wind caught the long lattice jib Read More

Man Ejected from Platform

Man Ejected from Platform 10-24-2014 1-11-11 PM

Toronto, Canada A man had to be rescued from the top of a high sided truck after he was ejected from the platform of a bucket truck in Toronto, Canada yesterday. The man, Sheldon Chai, is said to be in his 40’s and is apparently an employee of the City Read More

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