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Dutch Crane Mess Cleared


Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands The two cranes that overturned in August in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands have now been removed. A large floating crane was brought in, along with three large telescopic All Terrains from Mammoet. The two stricken cranes were then cut into sections and Read More

Trailer Crane Overturn

Overturn 10-2-2015 2-39-33 PM

Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium An aluminium trailer crane overturned yesterday in Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium, with the boom landing on the roof of the building it was working on. The crane, a Klaas was lifting roof tiles on to the roof of a restoration project of a commercial premises when it lost Read More

Crawler Boom Tips in Auckland

Auckland Crawler Tip 10-2-2015 2-17-36 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A tracked boom lift overturned at a street side building site in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier today trapping one man in the guardrails.                               The boom was apparently travelling while fully loaded and Read More

Foundation Crane Tips

Foundation Crane Tips 10-2-2015 2-10-30 PM

 New York City, New York An incident reported as a “construction crane going over” in New York city today did in fact involve a foundation piling rig.                                             The Read More

Self-Erector Tips

Self Erector Flips 10-2-2015 1-34-48 PM

Ingolstadt, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto the building that it had been working on in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Friday. We understand that the crane was in the process of being removed, retracted in preparation for removal from site when the incident occurred. It looks as though the outriggers Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Overturn

Rough Terrain OT 9-11-2015 3-16-57 PM

Dayton, Ohio A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio while pouring concrete injuring the operator. The crane looks to have its outriggers properly extended, but we understand that one of them was set up on soft ground which subsided causing the crane to lose stability as it Read More

Wind Crawler Overturn

Wind Crawler 9-11-2015 3-03-48 PM

North West Germany A narrow track crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in the Emsland region of North West Germany yesterday as it traveled between turbines. We are not quite sure which crane it was, local reports suggest it was a 200 ton telescopic, while others say a 500 Read More

Electrical Subcontractor Electrocuted

Electrocuted 9-11-2015 2-48-57 PM

Tampa, Florida A man working with a subcontractor for Tampa Electric Company in Florida was electrocuted yesterday after touching a live overhead power line while working from a bucket truck. The man was working for SPE Utility Contractors which was contracted to carry out maintenance work in the suburb of Read More

Boom Truck Overturn

Boom Overturn 8-28-2015 4-12-56 PM

 Hollywood, Florida A boom truck overturned onto an apartment block in Hollywood, Florida, yesterday due to poor outrigger set up/soft ground.                               The boom came down onto the roof of the building The crane owned and Read More

Crane Takes Dip in Gold Coast

Crane Takes Dip 8-28-2015 3-30-48 PM

Queensland, Australia A crane operator had a lucky escape yesterday after his Franna pick & carry crane crashed through a motorway bridge barrier on the M1, in the Coomera area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia yesterday, landing in the river below.                   Read More

Truck Mounted Flip

Truck Flip 8-28-2015 3-53-12 PM

Harlow Essex, UK A 35 meter truck mounted lift has overturned while travelling on a street in Harlow Essex, UK, this morning.                                             The truck had just made a Read More

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