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Suspended Platform Collapse


Houston, Texas A man was seriously injured today after the suspended platform he was working from plummeted to the ground, possibly striking a boom lift on the way down. The local fire department was also called in to rescue two men – also working on the building – from a Read More

Crane Comes Down in Moscow

Crane Down in Moscow1-16-2015 3-37-00 PM

Moscow, Russia Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. The crane looks like a fairly dated bottom slewing luffing tower crane, its triangular section tower and jib blew over the back of the machine base, with part of it apparently striking Read More

Arborist Thrown From Platform

Arborist Thrown 5-13-2014 2-23-23 PM

Las Vegas, Nevada A man trimming trees around power lines from a utility type truck mounted boom lift/bucket truck, was critically injured in Las Vegas on Friday, after he was thrown out of the platform when the booms knuckle was struck by a passing furniture removals van. A witness said Read More

Three Escape Hoist Collapse

Hoist Collapse 5-2-2014 9-06-36 AM

Newcastle, Australia Three construction workers survived after the mast failed on a construction hoist at the University of Newcastle, Australia yesterday.                                       The failed hoist is secured The incident occurred on a Read More

Crushing Incident in Daytona

Crushin in Daytona 5-2-2014 9-31-02 AM

Daytona, Florida A man using a scissor lift was seriously injured this weekend after he was crushed between the platform and an overhead beam at the Daytona Speedway in Florida. The man, 43, was rescued by his colleagues using the machine’s emergency descent, before the emergency services arrived. The lift Read More

Man Dies After Falling From an Aerial Work Platform


Mannheim, Germany A man aged 45 has died after falling from an aerial work platform that was struck by an overhead crane at a facility in Bobstadt, north of Mannheim in Germany, last Tuesday. The man was, we understand inspecting a ceiling mounted overhead heater in the plant at a Read More

Crane Flip in India Causes Fatality


Chennai, India An engineer fell to his death yesterday at the Chennai Port Trust, in Chennai, India, (previously Madras Port) after he slipped from a platform on a crane and fell around six metres. The man S. Venketasan, 54, a junior engineer in the port’s electrical department was overseeing an Read More

Aerial Work Platform Traps Worker


England, UK A man said to be in his early 20s was injured yesterday after he was trapped between steelwork and the guardrails of the aerial work platform he was using on a school site in Reading, southern England. The platform was lowered to the ground by work colleagues and Read More

Boom Lift Overturns in Australia

arial lift collapse australia

Lismore, Australia A self-propelled boom lift overturned in Lismore, Australia earlier this morning injuring the two men working in the platform. The men, both 42 years old, were using the boom lift – a Genie Z-45 – to hang a large banner on the front of a store when one Read More

Tower Crane Rescues Injured Man

Tower Crane Rescue

Birmingham, UK An injured man was recovered by tower crane yesterday reportedly following the overturn of a work platform. The incident occurred at the Frankley Waterworks near Birmingham in the UK, as two men were about to start pouring concrete for a new water tank. Unconfirmed reports then claim that Read More

Worker Injured When Construction Crane Collapses

Ottawa Construction Crane Collapse

Ottawa, Canada One person is in hospital after a construction crane collapsed in southeast Ottawa Wednesday afternoon. Ottawa police said they were called to the corner of Walkley Road and St. Laurent Boulevard around 2:45 p.m., where a 45-year-old male worker in the crane’s boom had been injured. Paramedics said the man Read More

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