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Tree Service Fatality

06/2/14

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

05/31/14
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

05/30/14
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

05/26/14
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

05/26/14
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

05/22/14
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

05/21/14
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

05/21/14
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

05/21/14
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

Crane Topples and Crushes Truck in Boston

05/16/14
Crane Topples, Crushes Truck 5-22-2014 12-03-16 PM

Boston, Massachusetts A crane tipped over in the North End Friday morning, blocking a street and leaking fuel on the road. It happened just after 11 a.m. on Commercial Street at Jackson Avenue. Two people were hurt – the crane operator and a woman who dove out of the way Read More

Arborist Thrown From Platform

05/12/14
Arborist Thrown 5-13-2014 2-23-23 PM

Las Vegas, Nevada A man trimming trees around power lines from a utility type truck mounted boom lift/bucket truck, was critically injured in Las Vegas on Friday, after he was thrown out of the platform when the booms knuckle was struck by a passing furniture removals van. A witness said Read More

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