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Don’t Forget the Load

Bridge 8-21-2015 11-23-42 AM

Parris, France A delivery driver carrying a boom lift appeared to have forgotten his load when he passed a height warning sign, he was soon reminded as the articulated boom lift was smashed against the bridge in Paris on Wednesday morning.                   Read More

Truck Takes Crane Over

Truck Takes Crane 8-21-2015 1-19-12 PM

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China A three axle truck crane overturned in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China earlier this week while trying to recover a truck that had left the road.                                         The Read More

Fatal Boom Overturn

Fatal Boom 8-21-2015 1-12-24 PM

Taunton, Massachusetts A man died on Monday after the boom lift he was using overturned in Taunton, Massachusetts. The man, 48, was using a Genie 65 or 85, owned by NES, to inspect a chimney at a school in the town when it appears to have gone over backwards as Read More

Texas Crane Overturn

Texas Overturn 8-14-2015 2-12-51 PM

San Antonio, Texas A truck crane overturned on a highway ramp in San Antonio, Texas yesterday, while lifting a concrete lane divider barrier. The crane, a Terex T780, owned by local crane supplier Alamo was lifting the barrier with outriggers inboard and boom only very partially extended when it appears Read More

Boom Lift Fire

Boom Lift Fire 8-14-2015 2-07-17 PM

Wales, Australia A boom lift caught fire yesterday in the town of Casino in North East New South Wales, Australia. Two men had just started to go up in the platform to check out the floodlights at a sports field in the town, when they noticed what they described as Read More

Dropped Steeple

Steeple 8-14-2015 1-55-25 PM

 Nova Scotia, Canada The boom of a crane removing a 150 year old wooden steeple from a church in Milton, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, collapsed dropping it the ground and bringing down the local power lines. The crane, a Link Belt 8690 truck crane, rented from All Erection was Read More

Climbing Collapse

Climbing Collapse 8-7-2015 1-35-26 PM

Melbourne, Australia A large luffing jib tower crane dropped onto the top of the lift shaft of the building it was working on this morning in Melbourne, Australia, after something failed while it was being climbed and tower sections added. The crane has remained upright and within the building, but Read More

Russian Electrocution

Russian Electrocusion 8-7-2015 1-43-09 PM

Krasnoyarsk, Russia The driver/operator of a loader crane burnt to death after his boom contacted high tension overhead power lines in Krasnoyarsk, central Russia, late last month. The man had been unloading building materials for a block of flats when he raised the straight telescopic boom firmly into the power Read More

Crane Overturn in Florida

Overturn in Florida 7-24-2015 1-47-27 PM

Pembroke Pines, Florida A Rough Terrain crane, lost stability yesterday while lifting roofing sheets onto the roof of a new build in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on the north east side of Miami. The crane, a 59 ton Tadano TR650XXL, owned by Sims Crane, but operated by the contractor on a Read More

Operator Succumbs to Heart Attack

Heart Attack 7-24-2015 2-15-07 PM

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A tower crane operator died yesterday after suffering from a heart attack on a site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The man was around 30 meters up the tower yesterday morning, when he complained of chest pains, co-workers came to his aide but struggled to help him back Read More

Crane Flip

Crane Flip 7-24-2015 2-01-57 PM

Hamburg, Germany A delivery driver lost control of a self-erecting tower crane that he was transporting to site, near Hamburg, Germany yesterday. The man was passing by the town of Alveslohe, to the north of Hamburg, when he says he was startled by the shadow of an animal and swerved Read More

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