Crane Accidents

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September, 2012 Archive

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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

Man Crushed by Overhead Crane in UK

09/12/12

United Kingdom A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in the UK after he inadvertently trapped himself between the platform he was using and an overhead crane. Richard Mintram, 44, an electro-mechanical maintenance technician was believed to be using a boom lift at the premises of waste disposal company Tradebe, Read More

Car Caught in Boom in Taiwan

09/12/12

Taiwan A car’s dashboard camera has recorded an incident in Taiwan two weeks ago where a car became snagged /caught by a long rear boom overhang of a crawler crane on the back of a low loader. Sadly we have been unable to find any photographs from outside the car Read More

Aerial Lift Overturns in North Queensland

09/11/12

North Queensland, Australia A man in his 50s was airlifted to hospital in North Queensland, Australia, after the aerial lift he was using overturned earlier today. The man was driving the machine, believed to be a boom lift, at a height of several metres at a farm in Townsville, when Read More

Two Men Electrocuted on Fort Myers Beach

09/7/12
Electrocution in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Flordia Two people were electrocuted Friday afternoon in an incident involving a lift at a gated community on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, it was 30-year-old Dustin Manning and 37-year-old Juan Bocanegra who were on that lift. Bocanegra lived Read More

Small Spider Crane Falls Off Truck on Road in UK

09/6/12
spider crane falls off truck on road in uk

Turnbridge Wells, United Kingdom A number of people had a lucky escape this morning when a small spider crane fell off of a trailer in Tunbridge Wells, UK. We have almost no details of what happened apart from the location and what we can see with our own eyes. It Read More

Man’s Legs Injured in Industrial Crane Accident in Aberdeen

09/3/12
Crane Accident - Man Taken to Hospital with Leg Inuries

Aberdeen, Scotland The worker sustained leg injuries after the accident involving a crane at the city’s Beach Leisure Centre. A man has been taken to hospital with leg injuries following an industrial accident in Aberdeen. The incident, which involved a crane, happened at around 9am on Monday at the city’s Read More

Crane Upright in Qatar

09/2/12
Qatar Crane Accident

Qatar, Egypt A crane collapsed and upturned in Industrial Area yesterday. The collapsed crane fell on an auto garage in Street Number 8. A section of the garage and four vehicles were damaged in the accident. Three mechanics who were working in the workshop at that time escaped unhurt.

Falling Boom Section Injures One

09/1/12
boom falls salem

Salem, Massachusetts A construction worker was injured by falling lattice boom section on Saturday. Workers were loading the boom section onto a trailer when it is said to have rolled off and injured the man. He was conscious, alert and talking when emergency services arrived, they took him to hospital Read More

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