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Washington Road Reopens After Crane Falls

11/2/10
Crane Collapses into Power Lines Washington 2010

Augusta, Georgia A 40-foot crane fell onto power lines, knocking the lines down across Washington Road at Davant Road in front of Milton Ruben’s used car lot. The accident occurred at about 10 a.m. when a Sign Care Carolina LLC crane was setting a new Milton Ruben sign in the Read More

Crane crashes off A470 near Dolgellau

11/1/10
Large Crane Slips Down Embankment United Kingdom 2010

United Kingdom THIS giant crane is lying in woodland after it crashed off the A470 in Gwynedd. It slipped down an embankment after it gave way to a bus near Dolgellau. No one was injured in the incident but the driver was left shaken. The heavy machinery is owned by Read More

Crane Tips Over in Harwich Port

10/28/10
Mobile Crane Tips in Massachusetts 2010

Massachusetts The ground beneath an outrigger for the Baxter Company crane gave out and the crane toppled onto its nose shortly before 9 a.m., said Harwich fire Capt. Donald Parker. Just before the accident the crane was extended about 85 feet while moving a partition for a building, he said. Read More

Barge Crane Hits Power Line Causing Major Outage

10/28/10
Crane Hits Power Line Causes Outage Texas 2010

Galveston, Texas A barge crane working on the Galveston Causeway Bridge broke free sometime after 5 a.m. Thursday and drifted into a power line, causing a major outage on the island, the U.S. Coast Guard said. At the height of the outage, an estimated 16,000 customers were affected, but CenterPoint Read More

Tower Crane Buckles Under Heavy Winds

10/22/10
Ming Pao Tower Crane Collapse 2010

Ming Pao, China Giant scales collapsed under strong winds Ming Pao Tsing Yi site one commonly known as “picks scale giant scales yesterday morning in strong winds suddenly back broken collapsed and crashed into the indoor workers near misses, self-driving scales crawl to safety under the foundation, land on the Read More

Crane Tips Over, Smashes Through Home

10/21/10
Crane Smashes into Home Gastonia North Carolina 2010

Gastonia, North Carolina      A huge crane is no longer resting on a Gastonia home, but the cleanup process is far from over. The crane fell onto the house on Oakbrook Avenue in the Brookwood Historic District at about 6 p.m. Thursday. By Friday morning, crews had removed the part Read More

Man Electrocuted

10/20/10
Power Line Contact Causes Electric Fatality 2010

Conway, Michigan A man was electrocuted yesterday in Conway, Michigan after he cam into contact with overhead power lines while operating a trailer mounted lift The 38 year old man was carrying out renovation work on his home when it happened. After coming into contact with the power lines his Read More

Tele Crawler Tips

10/18/10
Counterweight Install Tips Crane Connecticut 2010

Connecticut A telescopic crawler crane has tipped over this morning in Connecticut while installing its counterweights. The crane a brand new Mantis/Tadano -either a 77 or 100 ton capacity unit, was setting up by the side of the road in Niantic, East Lyme and appears to have been lifting one Read More

2 Men Killed In Accident

10/15/10
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Belize Yesterday we reported on two tower riggers who were killed when a crane failed. It happened in St. Margaret Village on the Hummingbird Highway. 19 year old Michael Pandy and 28 year old Keith Nicolas were employees of a company called Efficient Tower Service – and were setting up Read More

Crane Leaves the Road

10/13/10
Crane Plunges Off Road Astoria Oregon 2010

Astoria, Oregon A 280 tonne lattice boom truck crane left the road on Friday and plunged into a ditch, after completing a lift in Astoria, Oregon. The crane, an older Demag on a Faun carrier is owned by Portland based Campbell Crane & Rigging. The crane, an older Demag on Read More

Two Survive Telehandler Plunge

10/12/10
Two Men Escape Deadly Crane Fall Off Bridge Oklahoma 2010

Tulsa, Oklahoma Two men managed to escape serious injury yesterday after the telehandler they were using fell more than seven metres from a bridge in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two, who are employed by the Manhattan Road and Bridges Company were reportedly moving scaffold on a bridge project on Interstate 244 Read More

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