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Crawler Takes out Power Lines

07/16/14
Crawler Takes Out Power Lines 7-17-2014 2-44-12 PM

Oldenburg, Germany A lattice boom crawler crane being transported on a barge in Oldenburg, Germany has overturned after coming into contact with overhead power lines. The crane was on a barge on the river Hunte and moving down river to work on a railway bridge over the river when its Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

04/4/14
Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn 4-11-2014 11-44-00 AM

Ecorse, Michigan A crawler crane operator has died today at the Great Lakes Works of U.S.Steel in Ecorse, Michigan, after he was thrown from his crane cab after it upended. U.S. Steel spokesman Courtney Boone issued a statement stating that the incident involved a contractor’s employee. “No other injuries have Read More

Crane Slips While Loading

01/30/14
Crane Slips 1-30-2014 12-27-19 PM

Singapore A 600 ton crawler crane slipped off a truck yesterday, while being loaded in Singapore, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The crane a Terex CC2800 owned and operated by local heavy lift and crane rental company Yew Choon. It had just finished work at the new Read More

Fatal Crane Collapse at Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium

11/27/13
Fatal Crane Collapse 12-5-2013 2-06-02 PM

Sao Paulo, Brazil Two people age 40 and 42, have died, following the collapse of a crawler crane at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium which is due to host the opening ceremony for the 2014 football World Cup. The boom of the crane, a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR11350 owned Read More

Crane Overturns in Maryland

10/1/13
Crane Overturns in Maryland 10-3-2013 2-56-39 PM

Salisbury, Maryland Crews are on scene in Downtown Salisbury, where a crane reportedly toppled over, hitting a car on a bridge. WMDT spoke with officials at the scene who said the crane is an older model with fewer stabilization features than newer cranes, so when a piece of the top Read More

Tele Crawler Crane Overturns on Wind Farm

09/19/13
Telerhandler Overturns 9-19-2013 7-59-06 PM

Bad Wünnenberg, German A telescopic crawler crane working on a wind farm just outside of Bad Wünnenberg, German, overturned earlier this week while setting up or dismantling.                                     The crane went over while Read More

Two killed in Stark County

05/4/13

Perry, Ohio Two workers outside Timken’s Faircrest steel mill in Perry Township were killed instantly early Saturday afternoon when a massive piece of a crane fell on them. The Stark County coroner’s office identified the men as Brian Black and Mark Tovissi and said both worked for Canton-based Beaver Excavating Read More

Slow motion tip

04/30/13

Jarlsø, Norway A crawler crane tipped forward slowly on Tuesday at a site in Norway as the operator lowered the jib for the day. The crane is currently working on the erection of a warning light for shipping, on the tip of the small island of Jarlsø near Tønsberg to Read More

Crane boom collapses into Alsea Bay

03/6/13

Lincoln County, Oregon The pic. are from the video CLPUD project to replace high voltage line support structures across the bay. NO INJURIES.                         News Lincoln County has sent the video to all four Portland TV stations which will Read More

Crane Boom Collapse

02/12/13

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York The lattice crane boom of a small crawler crane collapsed at the Pavilion Grand construction site late Tuesday afternoon, its boom smashing through the surrounding fence and landing on the sidewalk at 30 Lake Ave.                         Read More

Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse

02/1/13

Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

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