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May, 2013 Archive

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Truck Mount Crane Overturns in Finland

05/20/13

Mikkeli, Finland A large truck mounted lift overturned in Eastern Finland on Friday injuring three men. The men were working on power lines near Mikkeli, to the north east of Helsinki, they were said to be around 40 metres up when the outriggers sank into the soft ground causing the Read More

Telehandler Overturns at School

05/17/13

Perth, Scotland A telescopic handler overturned last week at a school in Perth, Scotland, ripping into the roof of a building that the contractor was refurbishing. The telehandler was lifting a long beam which suspended by a short sling from one of the forks when it went over sideways. The Read More

Man Electrocuted After Crane Brings Down Electric Pole

05/16/13

Chennai, India A 58-year-old resident of Alandur died in a freak accident on Tuesday night. Police said a driver attached to metro rail construction  work going in his crane near the Alandur subway when it rammed an electricity pole. The pole fell and the area was plunged into darkness. Vinayagam, before whose house Read More

Crewman Injured as Crane Winch Snaps

05/16/13

Tauranga, New Zealand Updated: Injured Crewman Recovering after Crane Winch Snaps A Filipino crewman is in hospital with serious injuries after the main crane boom collapsed on a logging ship in the Port of Tauranga this morning. The 42-year-old was working onboard the Nordic Visby around 5.30am when the main crane Read More

A Lucky Escape

05/16/13

 Hohr, Germany A self-erecting tower crane went over in the small town of Hohr, Germany narrowly missing a house earlier this week. The mid-range self-erector, either owned or contracted by construction company Overath, was working on a construction site just outside of Siegburg when it over turned. Fortunately no one Read More

Crane Tips in Ontario

05/15/13

Ontario, Canada A crane overturned on Monday on the site of a new court house in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The crane, a Grove RT890 Rough Terrain crane owned by local company GC Rentals, was lifting a load on full boom and swing-away when it appears the ground gave way under one Read More

Tree Cutter Injured When Boom Falls on Home, Garage

05/13/13

Spotswood, New Jersey A worker for Central Jersey Tree Experts was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick on Monday after he was thrown from a crane being used to cut down a tree on a South Street resident’s property. Mayor Nicholas Poliseno said the crane operator, Read More

Crane Overturns on Wind Farm

05/8/13

Fitjar, Norway A 500 tonne crane overturned early on Wednesday morning while relocating on a wind farm in Fitjar, to the south of Bergen in western Norway. The crane a 500 tonne Liebherr owned by Nordic Crane, had completed a lift installing the blades on a turbine and was being moved Read More

TruckCrane Overturn

05/7/13

Towanda, Pennsylvania A truck crane overturned while travelling yesterday near Towanda, Township in Bradford County northern Pennsylvania.                                   The incident occurred at an intersection on Route 220 when the boom truck based crane seems to Read More

Boom Truck Overturned

05/6/13

Brooklyn, New York Two construction workers were hurt after being pinned underneath the bucket of the crane. The men were working on a very high utility pole alongside a man road, when it tipped. Fortunately both were wearing harnesses and lanyards.                   Read More

Two killed in Stark County

05/4/13

Perry, Ohio Two workers outside Timken’s Faircrest steel mill in Perry Township were killed instantly early Saturday afternoon when a massive piece of a crane fell on them. The Stark County coroner’s office identified the men as Brian Black and Mark Tovissi and said both worked for Canton-based Beaver Excavating Read More

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