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Another Outrigger Overturn

06/17/15
Outrigger Overturn 6-18-2015 10-44-28 AM

Bouchain, North East France A three axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in Bouchain, near Valenciennes in North East France, after the ground gave way under the outriggers on one side of the crane.                                 Read More

Fatal Hoist Collapse

06/13/15
Fatal Hoist 6-15-2015 1-51-28 PM

Boston, Massachusetts A passenger hoist collapsed last Thursday, while being installed on the outside of a building in North west Boston, Massachusetts. One was killed in the incident, while another was seriously injured and is in critical condition.. The installers had only installed a portion of the mast on the Read More

Crane Over in Austin

06/10/15
Crane Over in Austin 6-11-2015 1-52-58 PM

Austin Texas A truck mounted crane overturned in Austin Texas yesterday causing damage to a building, thankfully no one was hurt in the incident and the crane was quickly recovered. We have very few details, but it seems the outriggers of the three axle truck crane were set up on Read More

Tower Crane Overturns

06/10/15
Self Erector Falls 6-11-2015 2-00-00 PM

Liege, Belgium A self-erecting tower crane overturned on a house building project in Liege, Belgium on Monday, two building workers received minor injuries from flying debris as the crane struck the building. The crane went over sideways as it lost stability, no details as to whether the collapse was caused Read More

Fatal Outrigger Strike

06/8/15
Fatal Outrigger -11-2015 1-43-58 PM

 Manchester, England A loader crane outrigger which extended while the truck it was on drove through a residential area struck and killed a pedestrian in Altrincham, near Manchester, England on Thursday. The truck, a two axle flat-bed owned by Liverpool-based Blok N Mesh was carrying pedestrian barriers when one of Read More

Bucket Truck Drops Tree Trimmer

06/4/15
Bucket Drops Trimmer 6-5-2015 1-29-08 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man was seriously injured yesterday after a lift cylinder on a truck mounted lift failed, dropping the bucket to the ground. The man, Joe Henry, 41, was working from a 2006 Altec lift in the Springdale area of Pittsburgh when the rod on the main lift cylinder Read More

Overturning Boom Truck Hits Lift

06/4/15
Boom Truck Overturn 6-5-2015 1-23-02 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck. The boom truck, owned by Arader Tree Service, was apparently supporting a large tree limb while the man in the bucket truck was cutting it free, the crane Read More

Platform Hit by Truck

06/3/15
Platform Hit 6-5-2015 11-56-14 AM

 Hartford, Connecticut A man was taken to hospital yesterday after the platform he was working from was hit by a large articulated truck yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred on Interstate 91 near Rocky Hill just south of Hartford, Connecticut. The platform, a 13 meter Utem Skytel mounted on a pick Read More

Load Dropped in New York

06/1/15
Drop Load NY 6-5-2015 11-41-46 AM

 Manhattan, New York A large mobile crane dropped its load yesterday in central Manhattan, New York after part of the load rigging failed. The load was being lifted by a 500 ton Liebherr All Terrain owned by Bay Crane and was rigged with around 50 meters of main boom and Read More

Fatal Tree Incident

05/29/15
Fatal Tree 6-5-2015 11-13-28 AM

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania A man died yesterday and another is in hospital in a critical condition after the top boom of a bucket truck came down suddenly while trimming trees in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Yesterday. The deceased, Michael Shaud, 53, an employee of Shull’s Tree Trimming of Middletown, Pennsylvania, was Read More

Another Man Electrocuted

05/22/15
Man Executed 6-5-2015 11-00-27 AM

Prairieville, Louisiana A man was electrocuted in Prairieville, Louisiana yesterday after he came into contact with overhead power lines while working from a vehicle mounted aerial work platform. The man, Courtney Jones, 38, an employee of Cable Works, was using a weighted rope to string new cable through trees alongside Read More

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