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Truck Takes Crane Over

08/20/15
Truck Takes Crane 8-21-2015 1-19-12 PM

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China A three axle truck crane overturned in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China earlier this week while trying to recover a truck that had left the road.                                         The Read More

Texas Crane Overturn

08/12/15
Texas Overturn 8-14-2015 2-12-51 PM

San Antonio, Texas A truck crane overturned on a highway ramp in San Antonio, Texas yesterday, while lifting a concrete lane divider barrier. The crane, a Terex T780, owned by local crane supplier Alamo was lifting the barrier with outriggers inboard and boom only very partially extended when it appears Read More

Crane Overturn in Florida

07/23/15
Overturn in Florida 7-24-2015 1-47-27 PM

Pembroke Pines, Florida A Rough Terrain crane, lost stability yesterday while lifting roofing sheets onto the roof of a new build in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on the north east side of Miami. The crane, a 59 ton Tadano TR650XXL, owned by Sims Crane, but operated by the contractor on a Read More

Tower Crane Overturns

06/10/15
Self Erector Falls 6-11-2015 2-00-00 PM

Liege, Belgium A self-erecting tower crane overturned on a house building project in Liege, Belgium on Monday, two building workers received minor injuries from flying debris as the crane struck the building. The crane went over sideways as it lost stability, no details as to whether the collapse was caused Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

04/22/15
FAtal Crane Overturn 4-24-2015 2-06-45 PM

Toronto, Canada A man in his 40′s was killed on a job site near Toronto, Canada, yesterday after he was struck by an overturning truck crane. The incident occurred in the Brampton area where the man’s employer Forma-Con Construction was working. The police have confirmed that the Ministry of Labor Read More

Fatal Load Drop in Taiwan

04/13/15
Fatal Drop 4-15-2015 2-59-03 PM

Taiwan Four people died on Friday when the two crane tandem lift of a 43 meter long steel beam, went wrong, dropping it 12 meters into the road below. The 43 meter steel box section, said to weigh 209 tons, is part of the elevated rail track for the new Read More

Crane Overturn in Dallas

04/7/15
Crane Over in Dallas 4-15-2015 1-49-44 PM

Dallas, Texas A four axle All Terrain crane overturned onto the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas on Friday damaging part of the building. The crane, a Grove belonging to Scharff Crane, was helping to erect a large tent for an event that the museum is organizing. The crane operator Read More

Tower Crane Overturns in Mannheim

03/31/15
Tower Crane Overturn 4-3-2015 4-31-47 PM

Mannheim, Germany A large self-erecting tower crane overturned onto a building in Mannheim, Germany last Thursday, narrowly missing a children’s day care center. The police suspect that the crane was overloaded when it tipped, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident, including the operator who was standing well clear Read More

Crane Fatality in Leipzig

10/24/14
Crane Fatality 11-5-2014 2-37-09 PM

Leipzig, Germany A man died yesterday in Leipzig when a mobile crane overturned onto a building in the city, striking the construction worker, 56, who was standing on a scaffold at the rear of the building that the crane was working on. He is said to have died immediately.   Read More

Self-Erector Falls

10/14/14
Self Erector Falls10-16-2014 1-06-26 PM

Landsberg, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto temporary school buildings in Landsberg, in the German state of Bavaria, last week. The crane a Vicario, owned by a building company, was said to be brand new and had only recently been erected, the operator was lifting a load when the Read More

Crane Tip in New Zealand

10/13/14
Crane Tip in NZ 10-16-2014 1-22-57 PM

Christchurch, New Zealand An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand. Thankfully no one was injured when the Kato CR-250 Rough Terrain city crane went over on the site of a new office complex in Victoria street being built by contractor Ganellen. The Read More

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