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Crane Brings Down Boom Lift


Columbus, Ohio A man fell around 18 meters after the aerial lift he was working from was struck by an overturning crane yesterday in Genoa Township, on the north side of Columbus, Ohio.. The man had hooked a massive section of tree trunk to a 23 ton National 800 boom Read More

Truck Crane Overturn


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


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

Don’t Forget the Load

Bridge 8-21-2015 11-23-42 AM

Parris, France A delivery driver carrying a boom lift appeared to have forgotten his load when he passed a height warning sign, he was soon reminded as the articulated boom lift was smashed against the bridge in Paris on Wednesday morning.                   Read More

Boom Truck Tips in Pittsburgh

Pittsburg Boom Tips 7-10-2015 2-04-48 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A boom truck overturned on Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to improper outrigger set up. The crane, owned by Franco Masonry, was being used to lift supplies on the roof at the Langley Hall residences when the operator slewed over the side of the truck, Read More

Fire Destroys Boom Truck

Fire 6-26-2015 9-52-40 AM

Seattle, Washington The operator of a boom truck offloading and placing roof trusses managed to get clear of the crane as it caught fire yesterday in Seattle, Washington.                                             Read More

Overturning Boom Truck Hits Lift

Boom Truck Overturn 6-5-2015 1-23-02 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck. The boom truck, owned by Arader Tree Service, was apparently supporting a large tree limb while the man in the bucket truck was cutting it free, the crane Read More

Boom Truck Crushes Car

Boom Crush Car 2-20-2015 3-10-47 PM

Tiverton, Rhode Island A boom truck overturned in a shopping center car park in Tiverton Rhode Island yesterday, with the boom landing on a car. The crane, owned by Dion Signs, was working on the external display lighting of the Dollar general store, when it went over. The car belonged Read More

Harness Saves Life in Boom Overturn

Harness Saves Life 2-8-2015 6-24-45 PM

Carteret, New Jersey A boom overturned in Carteret, New Jersey (to the south of Newark near Staten Island) yesterday leaving the operator dangling from his harness. The boom is thought to have been working on a telephone mast when it overturned in the snow, throwing the man from the basket. Read More

Mast Boom Incident

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

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

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