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Two Shocked

Two Shocked 6-4-2014 2-32-56 PM

Sarasota, Florida Two men working in a utility bucket truck/platform were shocked and burnt yesterday in Sarasota, Florida after they came into contact with overhead power lines. The two men, one 31, the other 46, are Florida Power and Light employees were working on one set of power lines but Read More

Tower Crane Overturn

Tower Crane Overturn 6-4-2014 2-25-25 PM

 Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany A self-erecting tower crane lost its balance yesterday in Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany and overturned, thankfully no one was injured. Reports claim that the cause was due to a simple overload, with a concrete panel trolley’d out beyond the radius the crane could handle it. Fortunately the a Read More

Tree Service Fatality


Gainsville, Florida A man working for a tree service company died on Friday, in Florida, after falling from an aerial lift he was using to trim trees. The man, Eric Gillum, 39, was working at a height of around 45 feet, in Gainsville, Florida, then the boom dropped suddenly, or Read More

Crane Slips off Road

Crane Slips off Road 6-4-2014 1-54-09 PM

UK Several of you have emailed us to pass on the details of a widely reported traffic incident in the UK yesterday involving a mobile crane.                                     The stricken crane The crane a Read More

Two Construction Workers Killed after Falling off Crane in Winters

Two Workers Killed 5-30-2014 12-37-09 PM

Winters, California Two workers were killed after falling more than 50 feet from a crane at a bridge construction site Friday in Winters, authorities said.                           The bridge project over Putah Creek on Railroad Avenue connects Yolo and Solano counties. Read More

A Close Call

A Close Call 5-30-2014 12-28-09 PM

Weinheim, Germany A self-erecting tower crane was saved from overturning by nearby trees and an observant member of the public on Thursday last week in the German town of Weinheim to the north east of Mannheim.                             Read More

Crane Overturns in Chile

Crane Overturns in Chile 5-30-2014 12-20-47 PM

Antofagasta, Northern Chile A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in the city of Antofagasta, Northern Chile on Saturday when the ground gave way beneath one of the outriggers.                                           Read More

Boom Tips in Oklahoma

Boom Tips Oklahoma 5-30-2014 11-40-02 AM

 Norman, Oklahoma A 60 foot telescopic boom lift overturned in Norman, Oklahoma, yesterday injuring the occupant. The lift a Genie S-60 owned by United Rentals, was working over the side with boom fully extended and lowered almost to its full 15.5 meters outreach, when it went over.       Read More

Boom Truck Lands on Cars

Boom Truck Lands on Cars 5-22-2014 1-06-50 PM

Milwaukee, Wisconsin A boom truck overturned in Milwaukee on Friday as it was unloading and placing steel beams and landed across four cars, one of which was occupied. The two people in the car managed to climb out of the crushed car without serious injury. Witnesses claim that a gust Read More

Crushing Fatality in Australia

Australia 5-22-2014 12-55-46 PM

Newcastle, Australia A worker operating a cherry picker has died after being crushed against an under-construction coal crusher in northern NSW on Wednesday.  The construction contractor, in his 30′s, was in the open cabin work platform at the Boggabri mine site when he was killed. Police said the man was Read More

Crane Falls onto Car

Crane Overturns in Indianapolis 5-22-2014 12-28-01 PM

Indianapolis, Indiana A construction crane fell onto a passing car Wednesday afternoon, backing up interstate traffic. The Overturned Crane Another View of the Overturned Crane It happened on Interstate 69 near 82nd Street. Indiana State Police said the crane–mounted on the back of a truck–rolled onto its side and hit Read More

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