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Platform Lands on Stadium

Platform Lands on Stadium 3-28-2014 1-39-37 PM

A platform being used by a cameraman at the Worcester Warriors Rugby Union Premier League clash with London Wasps came down onto the roof of one of the stands. The game, which was held at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on Friday night was televised live by BT Sport, when the platform Read More

Runaway Crane Wheel Causes Havoc

Run Away Crane Wheel 3-28-2014 1-48-30 PM

Huddersfield in the UK The wheel of an All Terrain crane came off on the M62 motorway, near Huddersfield in the UK, on Thursday night, seriously damaging four cars and a truck, but amazingly causing no serious injuries. The incident occurred on the eastbound lane between junctions 22 and 23 Read More

Recovering a Stuck Boom Lift

Recovering a Stuk Boom Lift 3-21-2014 11-56-39 AM

West Sussex, UK When a 125ft boom lift become stuck up to its axles in mud in a tight location in the UK, recovery was a challenging affair. The machine, a Genie S125 owned by Nationwide Platforms was being used by a Birmingham based office refurbishment company to work on Read More

Two Lifts Collide

Two Lifts Collide 3-21-2014 12-20-35 PM

 Chawston, Bedfordshire, UK An unusual road accident occurred in thick fog in the UK yesterday, involving two identical truck mounted lifts. The two lifts were clearly following each other early yesterday morning on the A421 near Chawston, Bedfordshire. The cab of the second truck, was significantly damaged as it plowed Read More

Trailer Flips With Crane

Trailer Flips 3-14-2014 11-44-58 AM

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania A trailer transporting a large Rough Terrain crane came off the interstate on Monday near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.                             The incident caused the closure of the Northbound lane of I-81 The incident involved a Grove crane Read More

Big Truck Mount Flips

Big Truck Mount Flips 3-14-2014 12-57-58 PM

Queensland, Australia A 70 meter truck mounted lift overturned a couple of weeks ago in Western Queensland, Australia, while travelling on a secondary road following recent heavy rains.                                 The lift overturned on soft ground Read More

Another Boom Truck Overturn

Another Boom Truck Overturns 3-14-2014 1-21-13 PM

Damariscotta, Maine A boom truck overturned in Damariscotta, Maine on Wednesday, due to incorrect outrigger set up The crane, a dated unit supplied by Arthur D. Henry Crane Services of Thomaston, was preparing to lift a heating/air conditioning unit onto a store in the town when it went over in Read More

Tower Cranes Collide in London

Tower Cranes Collide 3-14-2014 1-10-08 PM

London, UK Two tower cranes collided over Canary Wharf in London, UK today seriously injuring a 35 year old man.                                   A hammerhead tower crane was over-sailing a luffing jib crane A flat top Yong Mao Read More

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far 2-28-2014 1-22-49 PM

Tonbridge, Kent, in the UK A van mounted lift tried to pass under a bridge that was simply too low and ended up on two wheels yesterday in Tonbridge, Kent, in the UK.                           The unit hit the Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding

Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding 2-28-2014 1-32-50 PM

Gujarat State, West India A crane lifting a bride and her sister at a wedding in Gujarat state, West India overturned killing a man below and injuring four others, including the bride and sister. The telescopic crane was lifting the two ladies in a large illuminated crystal conical platform and Read More

Trailer Flips with Boom Lift

Trailer Flips 2-28-2014 1-57-06 PM

Ashville, South Carolina A two axle trailer carrying a  40 ft. boom lift overturned yesterday near Travelers Rest to the south of Ashville, South Carolina.                             The dumped lift The trailer was being hauled by a short Read More

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