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Boom Overturn Due to Ground

Boom Overturn 2-8-2015 6-07-45 PM

Roosendaal, the Netherlands A boom lift overturned earlier today in Roosendaal, the Netherlands when the ground – gave way under one of its wheels.                                 The machine was only partially extended         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

Unstable Crane Closes Road

Unstable Crane 2-8-2015 6-16-26 PM

Chesterfield Virginia The boom of a lattice crawler crane threatened to come down today across a major road and power lines in Chesterfield Virginia. The crane, a Terex crawler owned by Corman Construction, was working on a road project when the boom started to go over the back. Fortunately it Read More

Winds Overturn Crane

Wind Overturns Crane 2-8-2015 6-29-44 PM

 Bursa, Turkey A large crawler crane working on the new Timsah Arena Stadium, in Bursa, Turkey came down over the weekend in strong storms, killing the driver of a passing car.                                 The crane flipped Read More

Crane Outrigger Catches Cars

Outrigger 2-8-2015 6-46-53 PM

 Farnham, Surrey, in the UK The outrigger beam on a city type All Terrain crane badly damaged three cars as it extended while travelling to a job in Farnham, Surrey, in the UK yesterday. The crane, a two axle Demag owned by Terranova Crane Hire, was driving down a residential Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

Fatal Tower 2-8-2015 6-41-09 PM

Chicago, Illinois A man died yesterday in Chicago after he was crushed by a descending climbing frame, half way up a tower crane. The man, 45, was around 20 meters up the crane’s tower on a rest platform when, according to local reports, he was crushed by an ‘elevator’ as Read More

Fork and Pallet Goes Wrong

Fork and Pallett Wrong 1-30-2015 3-52-45 PM

Hamden, Connecticut A prime example of how dangerous using a forklift and pallet can be occurred on Thursday, in Hamden, Connecticut, when three men fell around six meters and ended up in hospital with serious injuries. The three, all related, were working on the roof for an Atlanta-based contractor, and Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

Fatal Accident 1-30-2015 3-38-20 PM

Gieten, Netherlands A crane operator died in the Netherlands yesterday after his crane plowed into a roundabout embankment in early morning fog.                         The crane plowed into an earth embankment The five axle 120 tonne crane was towing a three Read More

Loader Crane Operator Shocked

Loader Crane Operator Shocked 1-30-2015 3-31-53 PM

Cape Coral, Florida A loader crane operator is fighting for his life today after the boom of the articulated loader crane he was using contacted overhead power lines in Cape Coral, Florida yesterday. The man was delivering materials to the site of a new home being built in a quiet Read More

Crane Collision Closes Road

Crane Coillisi8on 1-30-2015 3-02-41 PM

 M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK A coach/bus clipped a city type All Terrain crane this morning as it overtook it while heading north on the M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK, blocking one lane on the section between junction five and six.       Read More

Crane Collision Closes Road

Crane Collision 1-23-2015 2-36-35 PM

M11 Motorway in the UK A coach collided with All Terrain crane this morning on the M11 motorway in the UK, blocking one lane on the northbound section between junction five and six. The two axle All Terrain crane – thought to be a 20 ton Kobelco RK200 owned by Read More

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