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Lineman Electrocuted

07/12/17

A utility company employee was electrocuted yesterday in Danville, Virginia while working from the bucket of a truck mounted aerial lift/bucket truck. The man, Samuel Thompson, 63, had been called out to check a power outage in the area, while inspecting the power lines he received a shock that was Read More

Crane Operator Falls from Crane

06/30/17
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Barrow, Cumbria A crane operator employed by subcontractor Billington Structures has fallen from his crane on the £25 million paint plant site for BAE Systems in Barrow, Cumbria being built by Sir Robert McAlpine. The man in his 40s was taken to Furness General Hospital by road ambulance following the Read More

Double Crane Fatality

03/9/17
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Tamil Nadu, India Two bystanders were killed on Friday when an articulated pick & carry crane overturned while trying to pull a crashed truck off the median of a divided highway in Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. The crane started to lift the truck when Read More

Crane Overturns in Texas

01/11/17
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Arlington, Texas A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington, Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Highway. A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Interstate 30 highway halfway between Forth Worth and Dallas. The crane, a larger Lorain, was Read More

Two Burned by Crane Shock

10/17/16
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Atlanta, Georgia A boom truck lifting roof trusses on a new housing estate/sub division building site in Forsyth County, North East of Atlanta, Georgia, touched a 115,000 volt transmission line on Wednesday, sending the power down through the crane to earth. But along the way it struck two men working Read More

Crawler Overturns on Soft Ground

10/3/16
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Plaquemine, Louisiana A 600 ton crawler crane overturned last month at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Information on this incident have only recently been received, but have now been confirmed, it seem the incident occurred on Thursday September 8th while a relatively new Liebherr LR1600 was being moved Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

08/26/16
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Béjaïa, Algeria A tower crane collapsed yesterday in the town of Béjaïa on the north coast of Algeria killing one man and seriously injuring the operator. Two other men received more minor injuries. The local police report says that the crane was 32 meters high and equipped with a 55 Read More

Fire Causes Crane Boom to Drop

08/19/16
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Boyton Beach, Florida A crawler crane caught fire yesterday in Florida and as a result dropped its lattice boom as the boom hoist and cables suffered in the blaze. The incident occurred in Boyton Beach to the north of Boca Raton, no one was injured and the boom came down Read More

Swinging Hook Makes News

08/12/16
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   New York, NY A heavy gust of wind sent the headache ball of a crane into the window of Three World Trade Center in New York yesterday creating a shower of news reports featuring the crane. The incident occurred while one of the luffing jib tower crane, working on Read More

Tower Crane Emergency

07/29/16
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Hamburg, Germany The emergency services were called to a tower crane that had started to list in Hamburg, Germany yesterday. The crane operator was lifting a couple of sheets of re-bar on the surprisingly untidy site in the Lokstedt area of the city, when the crane tower shifted. He immediately Read More

Runaway Crane

07/22/16
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Heiligenhaus, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane ran away on Tuesday in a street in Heiligenhaus, German – roughly halfway between Dusseldorf and Wuppertal. The crane, a Grove owned by Schares, had arrived in the town early on Tuesday morning to carry out a lift at a local transformer Read More

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