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Where’s the Bridge?

Bridge 7-24-2015 1-55-55 PM

Marburg, Germany An improperly stowed loader crane struck a foot bridge in Lahntal, near Marburg, Germany yesterday. The timber transport truck, pulling a trailer was partially loaded with freshly cut trees, and was travelling with the crane partially raised over the top of the wood pile.         Read More

Loader Crane Fatality

Loader FAtality 7-24-2015 2-10-23 PM

Chichester, West Sussex in the UK A man died on Saturday after the boom of his loader crane contacted overhead power lines near Chichester, West Sussex in the UK. The man, Alfie Mathews, 34, owner of ASM Driveways, Treeworks and Landscaping was collecting hay in a field with his young Read More

Truck Sheds 180ft Boom

Truck Sheds Boom 7-17-2015 10-18-17 AM

 Dallas, Texas A truck carrying a Genie SX180 boom lift overturned on a freeway in Dallas, Texas, yesterday shedding its load onto the central reservation. The road was closed for some time while the machine was recovered and central barrier repaired.                   Read More

Boom Truck Tips in Pittsburgh

Pittsburg Boom Tips 7-10-2015 2-04-48 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A boom truck overturned on Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to improper outrigger set up. The crane, owned by Franco Masonry, was being used to lift supplies on the roof at the Langley Hall residences when the operator slewed over the side of the truck, Read More

Loader Crane Fatality

Loader Fatality 7-2-2015 1-32-17 PM

Mühlhausen, Germany A loader crane operator died on Monday in Mühlhausen – between Kassel and Leipzig – Germany after he was crushed between the crane and the controls. The man 58, worked for a recycling company and had loaded his truck from a skip at a civil engineering firm in Read More

Fatal Road Accident

Fatal Rd Accident 7-2-2015 1-13-17 PM

 Nysa, Poland An articulated delivery truck carrying a boom lift in Poland, collided with a car on Saturday killing the driver. Local reports say that the man, 60, inexplicably pulled out in front of the truck transporting a boom lift owned by Mateco, causing the truck driver to swerve and Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Switzerland

Tower Collapse Swiz 7-2-2015 12-48-03 PM

Zurich, Switzerland A top slewing tower crane overturned in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, landing on an occupied apartment block on the opposite side of the street.                               The tower crane had only been erected two days prior Read More

Fire Destroys Boom Truck

Fire 6-26-2015 9-52-40 AM

Seattle, Washington The operator of a boom truck offloading and placing roof trusses managed to get clear of the crane as it caught fire yesterday in Seattle, Washington.                                             Read More

Another Outrigger Overturn

Outrigger Overturn 6-26-2015 10-01-15 AM

Bautzen, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in Bautzen, Germany yesterday when the ground gave way under one of the outriggers. The crane had driven up to a home that was being renovated and set up on the parking area without using mats. As the crane unloaded building Read More

Heavy Wind Topples Crane

Wind Topples Crane 6-18-2015 11-09-35 AM

 Guangxi Zhuang, China A tower crane collapsed spectacularly in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after extreme winds and torrential rains hit the area.  The 30 meter free standing saddle jib crane finally succumbed to the winds and buckled in a spectacular fashion, that captured on CCTV. Thankfully Read More

Another Overturn

Another Overturn 6-18-2015 11-03-11 AM

Paris, France A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday while working on a construction site at a hospital in Cergy Pointoise, on the northwest side of Paris in France. The crane was operating free on wheels and had the fly section of its main boom telescoped with the boom Read More

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