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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

Seven Die in Crane Incident

09/21/15
7 Die 10-2-2015 1-53-50 PM

Bihar Region of India Seven men were killed last Monday in the Bihar region of India, after the boom of a small crawler crane came down on them. Details are still far from clear, but we do know that the crane was on a barge below the bridge, and was Read More

Dropped Steeple

08/10/15
Steeple 8-14-2015 1-55-25 PM

 Nova Scotia, Canada The boom of a crane removing a 150 year old wooden steeple from a church in Milton, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, collapsed dropping it the ground and bringing down the local power lines. The crane, a Link Belt 8690 truck crane, rented from All Erection was Read More

Boom Buckles in Oman

03/2/15
Boom Buckles

Oman The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while assembling/dismantling a tower crane in Oman, causing it to drop the large jib section on the construction site below. Details surrounding the incident are sparse, however a video shows the All Terrain crane lifting a large section of a tower Read More

Boom Drops on Pizza Hut

02/12/15
Crane drops on Pizza Hut 2-13-2015 1-51-22 PM

Barrow, Furness in the UK We have received information and a photograph of an incident in Barrow, Furness in the UK on Tuesday evening, where the superstructure of a telescopic truck mounted lift broke free from its chassis, causing the boom to drop on to the roof of a Pizza Read More

Mast Boom Incident

11/20/14
Mast Boom 12-5-2014 12-29-37 PM

Enfield district of Redditch, Worcestershire, UK A mast boom was reported to have overturned in a supermarket car park in the UK yesterday injuring a man. The true cause looks to have been unrelated to the machine itself. The incident occurred in the Enfield district of Redditch, Worcestershire, in the Read More

Fatal Boom Failure

11/13/14
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

Tractor Crane Pins Operator

10/27/14
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

30 Year Old Killed by Broken Crane at Construction Site

06/20/14
30 Year Old Kille by Broken Crane 6-26-2014 12-03-17 PM

Richland County, Wisconsin A Kraemer Brothers construction employee working on Ithaca High School was killed, according to a report from the Richland Sheriff’s Department. Christopher Kraemer, 30, was killed just before noon Friday. He was working on the Ithaca High School construction site when he became trapped under a crane. The Richland Read More

Crane Over

05/6/14
Crane Over 5-7-2014 2-26-49 PM

Peterhead, Scotland We have received a report of a 500 ton All Terrain crane overturned this weekend in the UK.                             One of the boom sections buckled The incident occurred at the premises of Aquatic Subsea on Read More

Utah Boom Buckle

04/16/14
UT Boom Buckle 4-18-2014 9-53-45 AM

Provo, Utah The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while lifting a rooftop cooling unit onto an office building in Provo, Utah yesterday.                     The boom buckled at the base The crane, a 220 ton Grove GMK5275 (GMK 5220) owned Read More

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