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Crane on Loader Partially Overturns

Crane on Loader Partially Overturns 1-2-2014 3-34-38 PM

 Las Vegas, Nevada A five axle truck crane being moved across Las Vegas on a low loader partially overturned yesterday at a busy intersection.                                 The crane is recovered The superstructure of the crane, an Read More

Crane Boom Drops Onto Turnpike

Crane Boom Drops onto Turnpike 1-2-2014 3-27-56 PM

Stroud, Oklahoma A lattice crane boom came down onto I-44/The Turner Turnpike near Stroud, Oklahoma – halfway between Oklahoma City and Tulsa- on Saturday. According to local feedback the incident was caused by a boom pendant cable failure to a crane working on a turnpike bridge. The boom was quickly Read More

Loader Crane Rips Out Power Lines

Crane Rips out Power Lines 1-2-2014 3-20-00 PM

 Shelton, Washington A slow moving train, equipped with a log loader crane, pulled out a large number of overhead power line poles as it traveled through the town of Shelton in Washington state on Thursday morning. The destruction covered a two block area and left over 700 buildings without electricity, Read More

Tower Crane Loses Jib in London

Tower Crane Loses Jib 12-19-2013 10-56-31 AM

 Ealing, London A luffing jib tower crane has lost its jib on a site in Ealing, London these evening, no one has been injured in the incident and we do not know if it is related to the strong gusty winds currently in the area. The crane, owned by rental Read More

Double Crane Fail


Tandem Lift Overturn in Caracas

Tandem Crane Overturns 12-19-2013 12-17-17 PM

Caracas, Venezuela We have received photographs of an incident involving two five axle All Terrain cranes in Caracas, Venezuela last Friday.                                               The overall scene The incident occurred Read More

Helicopter Rescues Crane Operator

Helicopter Rescues Crane Operator 12-19-2013 11-31-43 AM

 Kingston, Ontario A helicopter successfully rescued a tower crane operator in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, yesterday as a fire raged on the job site beneath him.                                             At one point Read More

Crane Topples at Winthrop Construction Site in Mineola

Crane Topples at Winthrop 12-19-2013 1-51-51 PM

Mineola, New York A multi-story construction crane collapsed in Mineola Wednesday afternoon, injuring its operator and closing off Mineola Boulevard to traffic for much of the day. The crane was in operation at the new Winthrop University-Hospital Diabetes Research Center facility currently being built at Mineola Boulevard and Second Street. It was operating Read More

Two shocked in Texas

Two Shocked in Texas 12-19-2013 11-56-50 AM

 San Antonio, Texas Two utility workers were shocked while using a bucket truck to work on overhead power lines in San Antonio, Texas yesterday. The two men, employees of CPS Energy, were working on the North West side of town and according to local reports were hit by a large Read More

Dropping the Tank

Crane LIfting Tank 12-19-2013 1-31-23 PM

  Russia A video of a lift that purportedly occurred last week in Russia, – although it looks far too warm for Russia this time of year – is popping up all over the world, hopefully no one was hurt.                     Read More

Another Outrigger Incident

Another Outrigger Incident 12-19-2013 1-38-22 PM

Wolfurt, Austria A loader crane delivering lumber overturned yesterday in Wolfurt, Austria injuring one of the builders working on site. The incident occurred at a building site in the town, which is to south of Bregenz, as the crane lifted material on the upper floor, when the front outrigger sank Read More

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