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Dutch Crane Mess Cleared

10/12/15

Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands The two cranes that overturned in August in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands have now been removed. A large floating crane was brought in, along with three large telescopic All Terrains from Mammoet. The two stricken cranes were then cut into sections and Read More

Crane Operator Rescued

10/9/15

Stockton, California A crane operator who suffered a heart attack was rescued with the help of another tower crane in Stockton, California, yesterday. The operator’s cab was at a height of more than 60 meters. The emergency services were called by the main contractor Turner Construction Company, two firemen then Read More

Truck Crane Overturn

10/8/15

Bedok, Singapore A four axle truck crane working on a site in Singapore overturned on Monday afternoon possibly due to one of the outriggers being short rigged. It also looks as though the crane might have been light on counterweights. The crane, a four axle XCMG truck crane, was helping Read More

Crane Fire in Germany

10/5/15

Bremerhaven, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane – pulling a two axle counterweight trailer – caught fire near Bremerhaven, Germany, early on Friday morning, causing an explosion and damage to the road surface. The 90 ton crane was traveling north on the A27 autobahn towards Cuxhaven and was between Read More

Suspended Platform Collapse

10/5/15

Houston, Texas A man was seriously injured today after the suspended platform he was working from plummeted to the ground, possibly striking a boom lift on the way down. The local fire department was also called in to rescue two men – also working on the building – from a Read More

Painter Injured in Overturning Boom

10/2/15
Injury 10-2-2015 2-48-31 PM

Allentown, Pennsylvania A man painting the underside of a bridge carrying the Interstate 78 highway in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was badly injured yesterday when he managed to overturn the boom lift he was working from. The boom lift, a JLG 800 series, tipped over backwards with the man falling around 12 Read More

Trailer Crane Overturn

09/30/15
Overturn 10-2-2015 2-39-33 PM

Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium An aluminium trailer crane overturned yesterday in Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium, with the boom landing on the roof of the building it was working on. The crane, a Klaas was lifting roof tiles on to the roof of a restoration project of a commercial premises when it lost Read More

Telehandler Overturn

09/30/15
Telehandler OT 10-2-2015 2-33-53 PM

Wrexham, North Wales A telehandler overturned on Monday at a job site in Wrexham, North Wales while lifting a large steel beam. The telehandler, a mid-range JCB was working on the steel work of a new office block for the Unite Union in the town center. The boom was fully Read More

Crawler Boom Tips in Auckland

09/29/15
Auckland Crawler Tip 10-2-2015 2-17-36 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A tracked boom lift overturned at a street side building site in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier today trapping one man in the guardrails.                               The boom was apparently travelling while fully loaded and Read More

Foundation Crane Tips

09/28/15
Foundation Crane Tips 10-2-2015 2-10-30 PM

 New York City, New York An incident reported as a “construction crane going over” in New York city today did in fact involve a foundation piling rig.                                             The Read More

Lucky Escape

09/28/15
Lucky Escape 10-2-2015 1-59-34 PM

 Stockholm, Sweden The un-stowed loader crane on a refuse truck brought down a large overhead street sign gantry beam in central Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The beam landed on the truck and a car in which there were two occupants.                       Read More

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