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Crane Overturns While Driving in UK

Crane Rolls Over While Driving

Antrobus, UK We finally have details of the crane that overturned in the UK last week, a 120 tonne five axle All Terrain on a road in Antrobus, south of Warrington. The crane, a four axle Terex AC120 belonging to Select Plant, looks as though it struck the soft verge Read More

Soft Ground Tips Boom in Ontario

Small Crane Tips Over in Ontario Canada

Ontario, Canada Two men using a boom lift to put up Christmas lights in Ontario, Canada ended up in hospital yesterday. The incident occurred at a private home in Mitchell – west of Toronto – when the 33 and 51 year old were driving a Marklift boom on the snow Read More

Crane Catches on Fire in Germany

Mobile Crane Fire in Germany

Germany A Grove GTK telescopic tower crane caught fire, while working on a wind farm in northern Germany. The crane, one of the latest to be delivered to southern German crane rental company Wiesbauer – which helped develop the unique crane – was helping erect turbines at a windfarm between Read More

Concrete Slab Strikes & Kills Worker in Austria


Attnang-Puchheim, Austria At a construction site  in Attnang-Puchheim in Upper Austria on Wednesday morning a fatal accident claimed the life of a 23-year old worker who was struck by a 400Kg concrete beam which slipped as it was being lifted and moved by crane.

Crane Tips Over in Vacant Manhattan Lot

Mobile Crane Tips in Manhattan

New York A crane collapsed tipped over in a vacant lot on the West Side of Manhattan Monday morning. No one was injured in the incident, which happened on West 38th Street just before 9 a.m. The crane tipped over in a lot next to a firehouse, crushing a flatbed Read More

Tower Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Drivers Cab

Tower Crane Collapse in Australia

Sydney, Australia Witnesses say a burning crane swayed violently over a central Sydney building site before its arm crashed on to the roof of a nearby building. The crane’s operator was forced to flee after the blaze broke out in a 1,000-litre diesel tank within the 65-metre-tall crane at the Read More

OSHA Cites Tower Crane Company for UTD Incident

UTD Tower Crane

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) Original Story OSHA has cited Harrison Hoist of Grand Prairie, Texas with six serious safety violations for the fatal tower crane collapse at the University of Texas in July and is proposing $29,400 in fines. Harrison Hoist employees were dismantling the crane when it went Read More

Fatal Accident at Hants Scrapyard


Portsmouth, England Hampshire Police and the HSE are investigating a fatal accident at at scrapyard in the Stamshaw area of Portsmouth where a 50-year old man has died after being struck by equipment which may have been in the process of being moved by crane.

Fatal Crane Incident in Vietnam

Fatal Crawler Crane Accident Kills 5 in Vietnam

Vung Tau, Vietnam We can now confirm the fatal crawler crane overturn in Ba Ria, Vung Tau, in southern Vietnam on Sunday. We understand that all five people that were immediately affected by the incident have now died. The crane a 1,250 tonne Terex CC6800 was operating on what looks Read More

Expensive Crane Collapse in the UK

Mobile Crane Collapse Gillingham UK

Gillingham, United Kingdom Two UK companies have been fined a total of £50,000 following the overturn of a mobile crane in 2009. South Coast Crane Hire Ltd and principal contractors, JR Pickstock Ltd were each fined £10,000 plus 14,917 in costs and charged with a serious failure in communications. Neither Read More

Man Crushed to Death by Telehandler


gloucestershire, UK A man was killed after he was crushed by a telehandler at an engineering firm in Gloucestershire. A recent report on the local website,, says that 64-year old Spencer Powles died in hospital almost two weeks after the industrial accident on October 24th at Complete Utilities in Read More

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