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Excavator Pulls Crane Over

07/9/14
Excavator Pulls Crane Over 7-10-2014 1-58-49 PM

 Alberta, Canada A Rough Terrain crane overturned at the end of May on an oil sands project north of Fort McMurray Alberta, Canada, while carrying out a tandem lift with an excavator. The crane a Grove RT875E was lifting a piling casing and was in the process of lowering it Read More

Boom Truck Shock

07/7/14
Boom Truck Shock7-10-2014 2-13-00 PM

Halifax, Nova Scotia A man was injured on Thursday after the boom truck he was operating touched overhead power lines in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over 3,000 homes and businesses were left without power for several hours. The man, 48, was conscious when the emergency services arrived, but was rushed to Read More

Self-Erector Goes Over

07/4/14
Self Erector Goes Over 7-10-2014 2-40-06 PM

Geldern, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday flattening a van and narrowly missing a passing car in the German town of Geldern, north east of Duisburg. Amazingly no one was injured in the incident, the operator- using a remote controller – was some distance from the crane and the Read More

Near Miss as Crane Drops

07/2/14
Near Miss 7-10-2014 1-01-23 PM

Russia A man walking down a street had a near miss when a falling crane boom/tower missed him by millimeters in a Russian video. The incident was caught on camera by the dashcam of a passing bus and shows clearly what happened. We do not see what caused the crane Read More

Crane Tips

07/1/14
Crahe Tips 7-10-2014 1-23-25 PM

Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a Tadano Faun ATF80-4 owned by Meister Kran, was working on the construction of a new supermarket and was placing roofing panels at the Read More

More Power Line Incidents

06/27/14
More Power Line Incidents7-10-2014 1-49-35 PM

Carleton,Michigan and Orlando Florida A linesman was electrocuted in Carleton,Michigan, southwest of Detroit, after he contacted a high tension power line while working from an aerial work platform. George W. Ward, 54, had been a journeyman linesman for Detroit based DTE for seven years, when on June 14th he was Read More

Crane Operator Among 5 Injured in Collapse at VT Halter Marine

06/26/14
Cranes Collide Mississippi 25870457_BG2

Pascagoula, Mississippi Officials say several cranes were being used to move a section of a boat being built at the facility when two of the cranes collapsed. “I don’t go to work until 4:30, so I was coming by to see what was going on. And when I pulled up, the Read More

Crane Tips Over During Hollywood Condominium Construction

06/23/14
Crane Tips Hllywood Condo Site 6-26-2014 1-19-42 PM

Hollywood, Florida No injuries were reported after a crane tipped over during construction of a condominium building in Hollywood. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Monday as the crane was moving a load.                           Construction continued at the Read More

30 Year Old Killed by Broken Crane at Construction Site

06/20/14
30 Year Old Kille by Broken Crane 6-26-2014 12-03-17 PM

Richland County, Wisconsin A Kraemer Brothers construction employee working on Ithaca High School was killed, according to a report from the Richland Sheriff’s Department. Christopher Kraemer, 30, was killed just before noon Friday. He was working on the Ithaca High School construction site when he became trapped under a crane. The Richland Read More

Crane Drops Steel Load at Royal Adelaide Hospital Construction Site

06/19/14
Crane Drops Steel Load 6-19-2014 2-58-28 PM

Adelaide, Australia Work again has stopped on the Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site after another incident involving cranes. The building consortium says a load being lifted from level four dislodged from a sling and some steel purlins fell several meters. It says no-one was injured and SafeWork SA now is Read More

Big Articulated Crane Overturn

06/17/14
Articulated Crane Overturn 6-19-2014 3-26-13 PM

 Dietikon, Switzerland A larger articulated crane overturned this morning in Dietikon, near Zurich in Switzerland after an outrigger gave way. It looks as though the ground might have shifted and caused the outrigger beam to give way at the point where it supports the jack, causing the overturn.     Read More

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