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Marriage Proposal Goes Wrong

12/13/14
Marriage Gone Wrong12-19-2014 12-18-55 PM

IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands A man proposing to his girlfriend from a man-basket in the town of IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands, was lucky to escape with his life earlier today when the crane and man basket overturned as he approached her bedroom Read More

Loader Crane Tips in Oslo

12/12/14
Loader Tips 12-12-2014 1-52-54 PM

Oslo, Norway A large loader crane tipped into a building in central Oslo on Wednesday trapping one of the men working on the site.                                             The crane was lifting Read More

Crane into the Void

12/11/14
Crane into the Void 12-12-2014 1-29-07 PM

Haute Savoie region of France A self-erecting mobile tower crane overturned onto the roof of a famous hotel/restaurant in France on Monday, after one of its outriggers punched through the tarmac drive into an underground void.                             Read More

Two More AT Incidents

12/3/14
AT Incident 12-5-2014 1-51-42 PM

One in Norway and one in Germany Readers have reported two more mobile crane incidents last week, both involving four-axle All Terrain cranes, in Norway and one in Germany. In the most recent incident, a four-axle All Terrain crane owned by Sarens, occurred Monday morning on a building site in Read More

A Lucky Escape

12/2/14
Lucky Escape 12-5-2014 1-32-00 PM

Bolzano, Italy A crane operator had a lucky escape at the end of September when the ground gave way beneath one of his outriggers, in Bolzano, Italy, causing his four axle All Terrain to overturn.                               Read More

Fatal Boom Loading

11/26/14
Fatal Boom Loading 12-5-2014 12-50-01 PM

 Natal, Brazil A man died earlier this month in Natal, Brazil, after a boom lift slipped off the side of a trailer, while loading it. Details on the incident are limited, however it appears Joaquim Carneiro Bastos Neto, 48, was loading the JLG boom lift on to a truck at Read More

Crane Recovery Closes Road in Scotland

11/26/14
Crane Recovery 12-5-2014 12-56-29 PM

Aberdeen, Scotland The B977 road near Aberdeen remains closed today as attempts to recover a toppled crane continue. The four axle All Terrain crane – thought to be a 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070 or 90 ton LTM 1090 owned by Dyce-based Brown and Co – went off the Dyce 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 Crane Road Accident

11/20/14
Fatal Crane Roll 12-5-2014 12-23-27 PM

Sands Springs, Oklahoma The operator of a crane with trailing boom ran off the highway in Oklahoma yesterday evening causing his death At this stage we have very few details that the police have released and a poor quality photograph. The incident occurred on Highway 412 near Sands Springs to Read More

Fatal Fall for Crane Operator

11/19/14
Fatal Fall 11-19-2014 3-10-03 PM

Sydney, Australia A crane operator died after suffering a heart attack as he climbed a tower crane in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. The man, Martin Hall, 66, was standing in for a colleague, and was climbing down from the cab of the luffing jib tower crane, when he is said Read More

Stuck Against the Wall

11/18/14
Stuck 11-19-2014 3-29-38 PM

 Windsor, Ontario, Canada A man working from a boom lift at the Hiram Walker distillery in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, had to be rescued, by the emergency services yesterday, after he became stuck by allowing the platform to press against the wall of the building, possibly activating an interlock, or simply Read More

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