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February, 2013 Archive

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Crane Overturns


Dusseldorf, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned last Tuesday while lifting a roof beam at a swimming pool in the Flingern district of Dusseldorf, Germany.               The crane boom came down over the pool Thankfully there were no injuries although the damage Read More

Navy Yard crane fire leaves 1 man injured


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania One man is recovering after a crane fire at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Fire officials say the blaze broke out at 6:30 a.m. Monday in the mechanical room of a 20-story-tall by 300-foot-wide crane on Kitty Hawk Avenue.                 Read More

Bay Bridge crane topples


Oakland, Calif.   A piece of the temporary support, (right) under the eastern section of the new Bay Bridge which fall onto a crane below is moved away from the toppled crane in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday Feb. 21 2013                       Read More

Oops… Omagh’s new bridge damaged


Omagh, Northern Ireland. OMAGH’S newest pedestrian bridge will have to wait a little longer before coming into operation after being damaged just as it was being put in place.                         With the bridge damaged during it’s placement, supports from Read More

Near Miss Spurs Warning


Odessa, Texas   A crane operator had a near miss yesterday in Odessa, Texas when a boom pivot pin came out. Owners of similar cranes are urged to pay particular attention to the boom and lift cylinder pivot pins. he crane, a new 120 tonne Link Belt HTC 3140 truck Read More

Crane Collapses on Church, Injuring Two Workers


 Mount Vernon Two people suffered injuries when a crane collapsed on a church in Fairfax County, but fast action by the crane operator kept a bad situation from getting worse.                                 Jim Perkins of B&M Read More

Crane Boom Collapse


SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York The lattice crane boom of a small crawler crane collapsed at the Pavilion Grand construction site late Tuesday afternoon, its boom smashing through the surrounding fence and landing on the sidewalk at 30 Lake Ave.                         Read More

Crane Hits House in Stavanger


Stavanger, Norway A four axle All Terrain crane ran into a house in Stavager, Norway on Friday after the driver is thought to have suffered a health issue, possibly a blackout.                             The house was occupied but Read More

Crane topples in Haddonfield; tree trimmer injured


Haddonfield, A crane overturned in Haddonfield while lifting a large section of a tree that had been cut from its trunk. The tree trimmer suffered a fractured leg and the crane operator was trapped for more than an hour.                       Read More

Crane Overturns in Germany


Hörgertshausen, Germany A 50 tonne mobile crane has overturned while lifting a garbage disposal truck in  Hörgertshausen, Germany, on Monday.The four axle Liebherr crane, owned by Beck Mainberg, had been contracted to lift the truck which had become bogged down in the grass and place it on firm ground. Reports suggest Read More

Holton Man Killed in Crane Accident


BURLINGTON, Kansas Kansas crane operator killed after machine tips over A northeast Kansas man is dead after a crane he was operating at a construction site tipped over and he was pinned beneath it. The Coffey County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Eric Spaar of Holton was killed in the accident Read More

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