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Lucky Escape in London

08/8/18

A slinger/signaller helping unload a truck at the site of a new high rise tower in Bishopsgate, London, UK, had a lucky escape after he was suddenly hoisted into the air by the tag line he was using in July of 2018. Captured on the CCTV system, (See video link Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

08/2/18

A crawler crane operator has died in an incident at a wind farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa over the weekend. Blattner Energy, which is currently installing turbines for MidAmerican Energy at the North English wind farm in Poweshiek County– has confirmed that a crane operator died as a result of Read More

Tower Crane Overturn

07/31/18

A tower crane overturned onto the roof of a house that it was helping to renovate in Neckargemünd – west of Heidelberg, Germany on Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2018. The self-erecting crane, an Arcomet T25A, was set up on the hill side and was being operated by remote control when Read More

Strong Winds Take Crane Jib

07/26/18

Strong winds took a luffing tower crane jib over the back in a Melbourne, Australia on Monday night, July 24. The crane, a Raimondi owned by sales and rental company Clark Cranes was working on a Rescom site in the Richmond area of central Melbourne when the wind caught the Read More

Drunken Crane Operator Arrested

07/25/18

A crane operator is being held in prison having smashed into several cars on the Long Island Expressway, New York on Wednesday, July 12, 2018. The operator, Brian Sinclair, 47, of Bay Crane, struck and seriously damaged four cars before he was forced to stop, when a police officer, having Read More

Tree Takes Out Crane

07/12/18

A truck crane overturned in North Smithfield, near Providence, Rhode Island on Monday, June 27, while lifting trees from the back yard of a home. One of the crane’s rear outriggers appears to have given way, causing the overturn. As the crane tipped over, one of the front outriggers smashed Read More

Tree Worker Fatality

07/6/18

A man who fell from a tree while removing it from the backyard of home in Rowley, Massachusetts – North West of Boston – on Thursday, June 30, has died. The man, David Bova, 34, of Meyer Tree Service was around 17 meters up working in conjunction with a crane Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn Captured on Video

06/20/18

A crawler crane rigged with long boom and jib overturned on the construction site of the new police headquarters in St Petersburg, Florida on April 5th, 2018, narrowly missing a number of men working below. The crane, a Terex branded IHI, was lifting an electric scissor lift onto the upper Read More

Three Injured in Crane Incident

06/13/18

Three men were severely injured the morning of April 11, 2018 near Nantes, France, when the crane they were working with came into contact with high voltage overhead power lines. The three axle All Terrain crane – owned by AltéAd – was working at the premises of TBM Services, a Read More

Crane Jib Pierces Train

06/11/18

The jib of a tower crane being removed from the crane dropped onto a passing train on Saturday in Switzerland. The jib had just been lifted from of the crane when one end dropped onto the track just as a train was approaching. Fortunately, the train driver saw the jib Read More

Two Injured in Crane Overturn

06/6/18

A crane operator and a homeowner were injured yesterday, in Lauderhill, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a large crane overturned onto a number of houses. The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by local rental company Sims Crane & Equipment was working with full boom extended, placing Read More

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