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Fatal Crane Overturn

05/19/15
Crane Overturn 5-22-2015 1-49-31 PM

 Crestmore, California A crane operator died last week when his crane overturned in Crestmore, near San Bernadino, California. The man, Judge W. Lightfoot, 63, a master crane operator, was operating a three axle 75 ton lattice truck crane and appears to have been free on wheels, when it went over Read More

Crawler Over

05/7/15
Crawler Over 5-8-2015 10-28-07 AM

 Basel, Switzerland A 50 ton crawler crane overturned in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The incident occurred on the site of a new treatment plant in Reinach, on the south side of the city. The crane was slewing a bundle of timber at Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn

04/14/15
Crawler Crane Over 4-15-2015 2-14-57 PM

Virginia Beach, Virginia A crawler crane flipped over backwards at a bridge site in Virginia Beach, Virginia yesterday. The crane, a somewhat dated FMC Linkbelt, belonging to McClean Contracting – the main contractor on the $79 million Lesner Bridge replacement project – was lifting a load when the ground appears Read More

Winds Overturn Crane

02/2/15
Wind Overturns Crane 2-8-2015 6-29-44 PM

 Bursa, Turkey A large crawler crane working on the new Timsah Arena Stadium, in Bursa, Turkey came down over the weekend in strong storms, killing the driver of a passing car.                                 The crane flipped Read More

Crane Slips off Truck

12/15/14
Crane Slips 1-9-2015 3-19-23 PM

 Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island The boom of a crawler crane working on a new theater in Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island, collapsed over the back of the machine this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. It looks as though either the boom luffing hoist Read More

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

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