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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

08/11/14
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

08/8/14
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

08/8/14
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

08/7/14
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

08/6/14
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

07/30/14
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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

07/29/14
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

07/29/14
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

Crane Overturn in California

07/28/14
Crane Overturns CA 8-1-2014 8-44-38 AM

Laguna Beach, California A four axle truck crane overturned in Laguna Beach, California, on Friday with the boom landing on the roof of a home. The crane, a relatively recent Terex, had completed a small lift at a neighboring house and was reversing up the hill and around the corner Read More

Self-Erector Flipped

07/24/14
Self Erector Flips 7-24-2014 1-18-22 PM

Edinburgh, Indiana A trailer mounted self-erecting tower crane overturned on a site in Edinburgh, Indiana, yesterday clipping the roof a nearby house and landing on a shed. The crane – a Potain Igo 13 – was working on a construction project at MA Metal when the limb of a tree Read More

Tree Fells Platform

07/23/14
Tree Fells Platform 7-24-2014 1-38-24 PM

Crossett, Arkansas A man has been seriously injured after falling from an aerial lift while cutting a tree in Crossett, Arkansas last week. The man Mitch West, 50, owner of  Top Branch Tree Service was taking the top off of a larger tree, when it went the wrong way and Read More

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