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Seven Die in Crane Incident

09/21/15
7 Die 10-2-2015 1-53-50 PM

Bihar Region of India Seven men were killed last Monday in the Bihar region of India, after the boom of a small crawler crane came down on them. Details are still far from clear, but we do know that the crane was on a barge below the bridge, and was Read More

Ironworker Hurt After Falling Some 40 Feet

07/10/15
Pic 7-31-2015 9-39-40 AM

Logan International Airport, Massachusetts A 53-year-old ironworker was critically injured Friday morning at Logan International Airport when he fell some 40 feet to the ground after a 32-ton concrete panel he was trying to secure fell from a crane hoisting it to the third floor of a parking garage under construction. 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

Fatality at Crane Yard

06/1/15

Stratford on Avon, the UK A man working in the yard of UK crawler and mobile crane distributor and rental company AGD Equipment, died after suffering a serious head injury last Wednesday. The man, 49, was apparently struck by a piece of steel which broke away from a check valve Read More

Telehandler and platform flips

04/29/15
West Fargo North Dakota4-29-2015 9-40-32 AM

West Fargo, North Dakota     A man was seriously injured yesterday when a telehandler fitted with a work platform overturned. The man Chad Miller, 25, in the platform at the time with a load of roof shingles. According to the local police, the CAT TH360B was working on the Read More

Dropped Beam Proves Fatal

03/13/15
Dropped Beam 3-20-2015 4-37-48 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A 20 metrer steel I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil killing an elderly pedestrian.                                           Read More

Dropped Load Proves Fatal

03/4/15
Dropped Load 3-6-2015 2-13-15 PM

Tromsø, Norway A man waiting in a partially lowered platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a heavy concrete panel on him at a building site in Tromsø, Norway The 19 ton lift shaft panel dropped around 12 meters, following some sort of sling or rigging failure. The Read More

Minnesota Telehandler Fatality

03/4/15
Telehandler Fatality 3-6-2015 2-13-55 PM

Rochester, Minnesota A man was killed on Friday when a telehandler attachment, or fork carriage, broke free and dropped on him at a hotel construction site in Rochester, Minnesota. The man, Ben Baird, 30, was standing under the CAT TL 1055 at the time, and was rushed to hospital with Read More

Crane Dropped in Tandem Lift

02/12/15
Crane Dropped 2-13-2015 1-56-40 PM

Fremantle port in Australia Two ship cranes dropped a large mobile telescopic crane they were lifting in tandem at Fremantle port in Australia on Tuesday. The hoist rope on one of the two cranes clearly failed dropping one end of the crane which then slipped from both sets of rigging. Read More

Cranes Drop Stack

02/9/15
Crane Drop Stack 2-13-2015 1-41-15 PM

Darwin, Australia An incident occurred at the Blaydin Point natural gas processing plant near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, last week while two cranes were installing a large exhaust stack in a tandem lift. Information is scarce, following a security clamp-down at the site, which is part of the massive Ichthys Read More

Crane Fatality in Gabon

01/19/15

 Port Gentil in Gabon News has reached us that a man was crushed by a falling load on board a Total oil platform in the Grondin oil field off of Port Gentil in Gabon yesterday. The man was an employee of Ois Gabon, which provides a whole range of lifting Read More

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