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Crane Overturns in North Carolina

Crane Overturns in North Carolina

Hendersonville, North Carolina A large boom truck overturned in the East Flat Rock area of Hendersonville North Carolina yesterday, slicing a house in two. Thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a 35 ton Altec boom truck – owned and operated by C&M Crane – was lifting trees from the Read More

Crane in Germany Slips Off Road

Crane Accident Germany 2012

Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, Germany An eight axle All Terrain crane overturned last week on a wind farm in Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The crane, a Liebherr owned and operated by crane and heavy transport company Regel, was rigged with counterweight, jib and Y-Guy suspension system. It slipped off the road while Read More

Crane Operator Criticaly Injured in UW Construction Accident

seattle crane accident

Seattle, Washington A heavy equipment operator suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday when a huge slab of concrete fell at a building demolition project on the University of Washington campus, crushing the cab of a crane and trapping the man inside for nearly two hours. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, in the Read More

RT Crane Overturns in Boston

Crane Overturns Boston 2012

Boston, Massachusetts A Rough Terrain crane went over at a medical centre site in Boston, Massachusetts. No one was injured in the incident. We have been sent very few details, but understand that the crane, a recent vintage Grove, was over the side with full boom extended when it lost Read More

Highway Collapse in Istanbul

Istanbul Highway Collapse 2012

Istanbul A reader has sent us details of a job that went wrong last week in Istanbul taking a man’s life and damaging a large crane. The crane a Demag AC700 owned by Sistem Vinc was helping dismantle a flyover on the D-100 Metrobüs link road into the city. A Read More

Piling Rig Overturns in London

Piling Rig Collapse 2012

London, UK Reports regarding an overturned crane in North London today actually refer to a crawler mounted piling rig. The Casagrande rig went over in the Chalk Farm area of North London, what caused the overturn is unknown. Its mast narrowly missed a car but we understand that no one Read More

Spider Flips in Belgium

Spider Tips Over in Belgium 2012

Menem, Belgium Two men jumped clear of a spider lift as it overturned in Menem, Belgium yesterday, they are said to have suffered from leg fractures of some kind. The men were working on roof repairs in what looks like an Italmec R14 or R16 supplied by Alti. According to Read More

And Yet Another Bridge Bashing

Crane Bridge Bashing in UK 2012

Swindon, United Kingdom A boom lift came off a low loader yesterday in Swindon, UK, after it reportedly struck a railway bridge in the Mannington area of the town. No one was hurt in the incident and damage appeared to be limited to the boom lift, there was however considerable Read More

Boom Truck Overturns in Maryland

Crane Overturns in Maryland 2012

Bethesda, Maryland A large boom truck type truck crane overturned in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday while removing a tree from the back yard of a house. The operator was trapped in the cab of the crane and was taken to hospital with a broken leg. The crane was rented to Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse at UTD

Fatal Crane Collapse UTD 2012

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) November 26, 2012 Update – OSHA Cites & Fines Harrison Hoist July 11, 2012 – UTD Students Hold Vigil for Crane Victims Terry Weaver, Age 50 Thomas  Fairbrother, Jr., 58 A crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas killed two construction workers on Read More

Crane Operator Injured in Timber Fall

Timber Falls on Crane UK 2012

London, United Kingdom A crane operator was injured in the UK yesterday when a load of timber flooring fell from an upper storey on his cab. The crane a compact city All Terrain crane was working on a building in Chelsea Harbour, London loading the flooring material onto the fifth Read More

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