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June, 2013 Archive

Crane Lifting Sightseers Overturns

Crane Collapse Neuenstadt am Kocher Germany 6-26-2013 2-21-23 PM

Neuenstadt am Kocher, Germany Five children and eight adults were injured earlier today when a crane lifting them overturned in Neuenstadt am Kocher, to the north east of Heilbron in southern Germany. The crane, a four axle All Terrain owned and operated by crane rental company Scholpp, was lifting a Read More

Crane Fall Kills Two Workers


Bangkok, Tailand A construction crane at a condominium site in Bangkok fell to the ground on Saturday and crushed two workers to death.  The crane is believed to be a tower crane. The crane fell from the fifth floor of the Supalai Park condominium in Soi Phetkasem 25/3 opposite Siam Read More

Crushing Incident in Pittsburgh

Crush Pittsburg 6-21-2013 10-12-13 AM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A bridge inspector lost his life yesterday after he was crushed between the boom lift he was using and a steel bridge beam. The man, Tripat Mann, 58, reportedly an employee of the MA Beech Group, was inspecting a bridge over the I-279 highway in the north of Read More

A four Axle All Terrain Crane Almost Overturned

Crane Almost Overturn Poland 6-18-2013 1-10-43 PM

Poznan, Poland A four axle All Terrain crane almost overturned in Poznan, Poland, yesterday, after the wheels on one side punched through the tarmac road surface into an underground void.                                         Read More

Operator Charged In Crane Collapse In Stamford Harbor

Operator Arrested Stamford Harbour Marina in Connecticut 6-21-2013 11-13-39 AM

Update from 5/22 Report : Stamford Harbor Marina in Connecticut State Police arrested the man who was operating the crane that collapsed in Stamford Harbor several weeks ago. Richard Dufresne, 44, of Poughquag, N.Y., was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, operating a crane without a license and operating an unregistered crane, Read More

Man Trapped under Crane Boom Dies

Man Dies under a boom 6-12-2013 2-08-24 PM

Albuquerque, New Mexico A man was crushed by the boom of a mobile crane yesterday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The man was declared dead by the emergency services shortly after they arrived on the scene. Details are very sketchy with conflicting reports, the incident occurred at the premises of steel Read More

Lucky Escape after Edinburgh Crane Drops Load

Edinburgh Load Drop 6-12-2013 1-29-05 #2

Edinburgh, Scotland Stunned onlookers said they were amazed no-one was killed when a crane’s load-bearing straps snapped, showering heavy building materials on to the road below. Three people were injured when the timber and glass came crashing down on Great Junction Street, Leith, at 10.40 am yesterday. Witnesses said a Read More

F1: Marshall Killed at Canadian Grand Prix

Grand Prix Death 6-12-2013 12-38-01 PM @2

Montreal, Canada A marshal at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal was killed on Sunday when he was run over by a mobile crane at the end of the Formula One race, the sport’s governing body said. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) released a statement saying the marshal, a member Read More

Lucky Escape in Genoa

Genoa Italy 6-12-2013 11-26-21 AM

Genoa, Italy Two men working from a boom lift in Genoa had a lucky escape on Wednesday when the ground gave way below the wheels on one side of the machine causing it to lose stability.                             Read More

Worker Dies After Being Flung from Cherry-Picker onto Motorway

Aerial LIft Fatality 6-7-2013 1-26-28 PM

Court Lane, Iver – UK The un-named man was operating a cherry-picker machine at a depot next to the M25 Motorway at Iver, Bucks, when it fell over at 9.21 am. The workmen was flung from the machine as it crashed onto the hard-shoulder of the anti-clockwise section of the Read More

Telehandler Overturns at School

Crane Overturns on School 6-7-2013 12-13-08 PM

Annandale, Virginia  A small crane tipped over and collapsed onto the roof of a Fairfax County elementary school, causing minor structural damage. The telescopic handler, a US market JCB, was helping with renovation work at the Canterbury Woods Elementary School in Annandale when the unit went over sideways with the Read More