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Crane Over in North Carolina

Crane Over in NC 8-14-2014 12-08-26 PM

 Winston-Salem, North Carolina A boom truck overturned yesterday on Interstate 40 to the east of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The crane, an Elliot 26105, was apparently installing new street signs, when it went over. A larger truck crane was called into lift it Read More

Loading Fatality in Canada

Loading Fatality 8-14-2014 2-12-57 PM

Aberfoyle, Ontario, Canada A truck driver died on Monday at the premises of a rental company in Aberfoyle, Ontario, Canada, during the loading of a scissor lift. The man, 47, was standing beside his tilt-back truck in the yard of local access rental company Voisin Equipment Rental, while a slab Read More

Two More Saved by Their Harnesses

Two Saved by Harness 8-14-2014 2-18-31 PM

 Kingston, Massachusetts Two men are alive today thanks to the fact that they wearing harnesses and short lanyards when the boom lift they were using dropped suddenly. The lift a Genie Z-135/70 was being used in Kingston, Massachusetts, yesterday to service a 34 meter high mobile phone tower. Witnesses claim Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

Fatal Tower Collapse 8-14-2014 2-29-27 PM

St Germain en Laye, France Two men died on Friday when a large tower crane collapsed during erection at a site in Paris suburb of St Germain en Laye, France.                                         Read More

Crane Operator Injured

Crane Operator Injured 8-8-2014 12-18-23 PM

Grand Meadow, Minnesota An operator was injured this afternoon when his crane overturned and his cab was damaged in Grand Meadow, Minnesota The crane a 550 ton seven axle Grove GMK7550 owned by Dawes Cranes was rigged with a jib and working on a wind turbine when it went over. Read More

Another Bridge Bashing

Bridge Bashing 8-8-2014 11-50-23 AM

Southern England A truck carrying a boom lift struck a pedestrian bridge in the UK yesterday ripping the platform and telescopic section out of the machine. The incident happened on the dual lane Dorset Way near Poole in southern England, and involved a Haulotte HA16PX articulated boom on a three Read More

Truly Bashed

Truly Bashed 8-8-2014 11-56-27 AM

Chesapeake, Virginia A delivery truck carrying an articulated boom lift smashed into a bridge yesterday in Chesapeake, Virginia, wrecking the truck bed and ripping the top off of the lift. The unit a relatively new JLG is owned by Sunbelt Rentals as is the delivery rig, the driver suffered from Read More

Man Killed in Dutch Access Incident

Man Killed Dutch Incident 8-8-2014 12-06-38 PM

Roermond, South East of  The Netherlands A man using a truck mounted platform died this morning after he was crushed between the basket and the concrete soffit he was working on.                             The man died crushed between the basket Read More

It’s a Mystery


Qatar A boom lift overturned in Qatar the week before last, we have been led to believe that no one was injured in the incident, the big question is what caused it?                          A side view of the overturned Read More

Crane Incident Closes Lanes on Lake Mead at Las Vegas Blvd

Crane Incident Las Vegas 8-8-2014 11-23-47 AM

Las Vegas, Nevada A crane-versus-pole collision closed a North Las Vegas street Tuesday morning. Police responded about 8:30 a.m. to Las Vegas and Lake Mead boulevards where a crane’s upright boom struck a traffic light pole in the westbound lanes of Lake Mead. The crane then tipped onto its side Read More

AT Overturns in Texas

AT Overturns 8-1-2014 8-43-54 AM

San Antonia, Texas A four axle All Terrain crane overturned near Panna Maria, outside of San Antonia, Texas. The details we have been sent are minimal, however it is possible that the 100 tonne Grove GMK 4115, owned by Texas based TNT Cranes & Rigging, veered too close to the Read More

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