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Wind Farm Roll

05/10/12
Mobile Crane Tips at Wind Farm - Scotland 2012

Scotland The latest casualty of wind those farm roads that are unsuited for cranes or big aerial lifts is a 103 metre WT1000 truck mounted aerial lift which rolled at the Gordonbush wind farm in Scotland. However the lift is just one of several examples of cranes or lifts over-tuning Read More

Crane Boom Buckles in Norway

05/9/12
Crane Boom Buckles Norway 2012

Norway A 100 tonne crane boom buckled while lifting bridge beams in Northern Norway earlier this week. The crane, owned by Vest Kran, was working from a massive barge, installing a new bridge in Vikan, near Bodø when the incident occurred. No one was injured. According to the plant manager Read More

Fatal Boom Truck Overturn in Alaska

05/8/12
Boom Truck Collapse Seward Alaska 2012

Seward, Alaska   A boom truck fell over onto its side at the T-Dock in front of Icicle Seafoods in the small boat harbor Tuesday May 8, killing the boom truck operator, Felix Morales, 52, of California. The tip of the boom arm punctured the deck of the MV Kaylor Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Incident in Spain

05/8/12
Crane Overturns & Kills Operator Spain 2012

Spain A self-propelled boom lift overturned on Monday at a construction site in Avilés, northern Spain killing the operator, 27 year old construction worker Gonzalo Fuente López. López was painting metal elements on the facade of a new building with a fully extended Haulotte HA260PX 4×4 articulated boom, we understand Read More

Miraculously All Survived Crushed Car

05/7/12
Car Smashed by Crane Zhengzhou China 2012

Zhengzhou, China The XCMG Loader Crane flipped landing on a travelling car at the Zhengzhou airport in North Central China. The occupants of the flattened car survived with minor injuries to the driver - The family of four included a two year old.

Man Injured Loading Boom

05/7/12
Operator Falls in Crane Accident Pennsylvania 2012

Ephrata, Pennsylvania A man was seriously injured yesterday while loading a large boom lift in Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The man was loading a Terex (Marklift) telescopic boom onto a low loader when it appears to have slipped off the side and rolled, the operator/driver has either been thrown from Read More

Trailer Carrying Boom Lift Crashes

04/28/12
trailer drops boom australia 2012

Australia A 13 tonne trailer carrying a self-propelled boom lift overturned as the towing vehicle, reportedly a dump truck, took a corner too fast in the town of Plenty, Victoria – North East of Melbourne in Australia. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, fortunately no one was injured, although traffic Read More

Crane Crash Scare for Ghatkopar Hospital Patients

04/25/12
400 Tonne Crane Crashes Metro Mumbai India 2012

Mumbai, India The boom of a 400-tonne crane being used for work on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line, veered off the truck carrier it was mounted on, and crashed on a portion of the Sarvodaya Hospital at Ghatkopar on Wednesday morning. Fortunately, patients were shifted out of that section s few Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Collapse in Missouri

04/23/12
Rough Terrain Crane Collapse in Missouri 2012

St Louis, Missouri Two men were injured last week when a Rough Terrain crane went over on a hospital job in Creve Coeur, St Louis, Missouri. Local reports claim that the operator was preparing to move the crane, which was working on a new cooling plant upgrade at the hospital, Read More

Crane Fatality in Wisconsin

04/22/12
Crawler Crane

Green Bay, Wisconsin A man died on Friday after he was pinned under a crawler crane boom that gave way as it was being unloaded on Highway 41 near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The state police and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are investigating the incident along with OSHA. While it is Read More

Bridge Bashing with a Boom Lift

04/15/12
Crane Smashes Into Bridge Rhode Island 2012

Lincoln, Rhode Island The boom of a self-propelled lift being transported on a flat-bed truck struck a bridge in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Friday, causing the superstructure to shear off and fall onto a passing pick-up truck. The lift was travelling on route 146 and struck the I-295 overpass when Read More

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