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Fatal Fall for Arborist

10/2/14

Liberty, Texas An arborist died on Friday after he fell from the bucket truck he was working from on route 90 in Liberty, Texas. Tree trimmer Christopher Hunt was working for Sorrells Tree Service at the time and was bounced out of the platform, however details are scant and at Read More

Lack of a Harness Takes Another Life

09/15/14

 Madison, Alabama The owner of a tree company died on Friday after he was catapulted out of an aerial lift when the boom was struck by a falling tree limb in Madison, Alabama. The man, Jason Buckley, 47, of Bucks Tree Service, was working from a bucket truck at a Read More

Lack of Harness Leads to Fatality

07/31/14

Ocala, Florida A man died on Wednesday in Ocala, Florida after he was bounced out of a ‘bucket truck’ truck mounted platform. Jeffrey Earl Phillips, 42, was working from the platform trimming a tree at a church in the town. He had apparently attached a partially cut tree limb to Read More

Tree Trimming Fatality

03/1/14

Verde, Arizona A man fell to his death from a boom lift on Thursday in camp Verde, Arizona whilst trimming trees with a chainsaw on an extended pole. The man, Jesus Maria Leon Urias, 55, was cutting the branches of pecan trees at a height of round six meters, when Read More

Tree Cutter Injured When Boom Falls on Home, Garage

05/13/13

Spotswood, New Jersey A worker for Central Jersey Tree Experts was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick on Monday after he was thrown from a crane being used to cut down a tree on a South Street resident’s property. Mayor Nicholas Poliseno said the crane operator, Read More

Crane and Soft Ground Don’t Mix

03/12/13

Eunice, Louisiana A truck crane overturned onto a house yesterday in the town of Eunice Louisiana while lifting the limbs of a tree being removed from the back of the property. The crane a four axle Terex truck crane owned by CDH Crane was set up with its outriggers on Read More

Crane topples in Haddonfield; tree trimmer injured

02/7/13

Haddonfield, A crane overturned in Haddonfield while lifting a large section of a tree that had been cut from its trunk. The tree trimmer suffered a fractured leg and the crane operator was trapped for more than an hour.                       Read More

Outrigger Issues Causes Crane Overturn

11/9/12
Crane Outrigger Causes Collapse New Hampshire

Newcastle, New Hampshire A crane overturned yesterday in Newcastle, New Hampshire after an outrigger jack punched through into an underground septic tank while lifting trees from the back yard of a house. The crane narrowly missed the building and we understand that no one was injured. We are told that Read More

Crane Wheel Falls in Hole

09/27/12
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Hilversum, Netherlands A man using in boom lift in Hilversum, the Netherlands had a lucky escape yesterday after a wheel of his machine dropped into a void. The man was operating the Genie S-85* – rented from Gunco – just off of a busy road, working at a height of Read More

Crane and Tree Come Down on Home

09/13/12
Boom Truck Flips Lifting Tree

Mt. Vernon, Illinois Usually, when it comes to cranes versus trees, the cranes win. Not Wednesday at Miller Lake just outside Mt. Vernon. No one was hurt when the top half of a 100-foot Ash tree and the crane used to remove it came down on the roof of one Read More

Truck Crane Collapses on to New Jersey Home

08/16/12
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Neward, New Jersey Repair crews are cleaning up after a truck crane toppled over on to a home in Newark, N.J. Thursday afternoon. According to Medi Mohammadish, director of engingeering for the city of Newark, a tree removal company was cutting down a very large tree in the backyard on Read More

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