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Another Crane Fire

10/1/14
Another Crane Fire 10-1-2014 3-21-12 PM

Brussels, Belgium A two axle All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday on the outer ring road around Brussels, Belgium. The crane owned by local crane rental company Kranen Michielsens pulled over onto the hard shoulder and burnt for some time before the fire service reached it. We understand that Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

09/25/14
Fatal Crane Overturn10-1-2014 2-25-55 PM

Malacca, Malaysia An All Terrain crane overturned yesterday morning in Malacca, Malaysia, killing the driver of a truck that was unloading nearby. The crane was said to be lifting a generator on to the roof of the Bandar Hilir shopping complex when the crane overturned. Judging by the pictures however Read More

Fatal Telehandler Overturn

09/22/14
Fatal Telehandler Incident10-1-2014 2-59-31 PM

Edmond, Oklahoma Two men died and one was seriously injured on Friday when a telehandler and work platform overturned in Edmond, Oklahoma.                                             The telehandler was not equipped with Read More

Another Bridge Bashed

09/9/14
Another Bridge Bash 9-11-2014 11-35-21 AM

Morat, Switzerland A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane was injured yesterday near Murten (Morat) Switzerland after he struck a bridge on the A1 highway to the west of Berne. The truck was turned on its side by the impact with the bridge, resulting in the driver breaking Read More

Tunnel Bashing

09/2/14
Tunnel Bashing 9-4-2014 3-05-06 PM

Sion, Switzerland A driver who failed to properly stow his loader crane after unloading material on a highway construction job became jammed in a tunnel near the town of Sion in Switzerland yesterday causing major traffic jams. The truck got halfway down the tunnel before the driver realized the problem Read More

Tower Crane Hits Homes in Cologne

09/2/14
Tower Crane Hits Home 9-4-2014 2-58-30 PM

Cologne, Germany A tower crane came crashing down on to a residential buildings in Cologne, Germany on Thursday night/Friday morning, trapping a man in his bed. The tower crane had only been erected on Thursday and came down in early hours of Friday morning landing on two buildings. The local Read More

Fatal Fall from Crane

08/26/14
Fall from Tower 8-27-2014 3-14-22 PM

Penn State University in Pennsylvania An 18 year old student fell to his death from a tower crane at Penn State University in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Jack Crean was discovered on Sunday morning at the HUB-Robeson Center construction site in State College, Pennsylvania. It is not known if he Read More

New England Crane Overturn

08/26/14
New England Crane Overturn 8-27-2014 3-08-36 PM

Concord, Massachusetts A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts on Friday when one of its outriggers sank deeply into the grass while helping remove trees from a larger property in the area. The crane, a Liebherr LTM1050-3.1 owned by Astro Crane, looks to have been set up Read More

Crane Rolls on Mountain Road

08/26/14
Crane Rolls On Mt Road 8-27-2014 2-54-04 PM

Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.                                   The crane rolled as it took the bend Read More

Fire Fighters Injured

08/22/14
Firefighters Injured 8-27-2014 2-44-34 PM

Campbellsville, Kentucky Four firemen were injured yesterday when their platform came too close to overhead power lines in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The fire-fighters had been helping the Campbellsville University band do an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday, by spraying water on them from above. (ALS=Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, often referred Read More

Truck Clips Platform

08/20/14
Truck Clips Platform 8-27-2014 2-40-17 PM

Camden, New Jersey A large truck struck the platform of a utility truck working in Camden, New Jersey yesterday, ejecting a man in the platform. Details are still not clear but we have received a photograph that suggest the lift was cordoned off with traffic cones, and was working on Read More

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