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July, 2013 Archive

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Crane Fire Closes Road

07/29/13
Crane Fire 8-2-2013 1-02-14 PM

Penrith, Cumbria UK A mobile crane caught fire yesterday near Penrith, Cumbria, in the UK causing a major road closure. The crane was travelling on the A66 road when it caught fire and burnt to a level that will probably result in it being scrapped. At this stage we understand Read More

Crane Crash Causes Delays

07/27/13
Crash M25 London 8-2-2013 1-41-38 PM

M25 London, UK A mobile crane crashed in to a concrete barrier on London’s M25 in the UK today closing it down for a short period. The incident occurred on the orbital highway’s anti-clockwise direction between Junction eight and nine in Surrey.         %0

Man Injured When Crane Tips at St. Clair Shores Marina

07/26/13
Man Ingured Crane Topples in Marina 8-2-2013 1-12-50 PM

St Clair Shores Marina,  Lake Michigan ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WJBK) – A crane operator was able to escape severe injury after his machine tipped over at a St. Clair Shores marina. The accident happed at the Island Harbor Marina along Jefferson Ave., just north of 9 Mile Road Friday Read More

Crawler Crane Overturns in Singapore

07/25/13
Craller overtuns 7-26-2013 3-03-43 PM

Singapore A crawler crane working on the new National Art Gallery in Singapore overturned this morning when the excavation gave way. The crane’s boom came down into Coleman street but no one was hurt in the incident as the road had just been closed.             Read More

Crane Goes Up in Flames

07/25/13
Crane Goes up in Flames 7-26-2013 2-16-25 PM

Lüneburg, German A crane caught fire whilst driving on a road to Lüneburg, German in the early hours of yesterday morning. What looks to be a 750 tonne Liebherr LG1750, owned by German based joint venture crane rental company Neeb-Schuch, was reportedly travelling on the A39 road towards Lüneburg when Read More

Crane In The Marina

07/24/13
Crane in Marina 7-26-2013 3-15-40 PM

Cambridgeshire, UK A four axle All Terrain crane has rolled into a canal in the UK after the piles and road edge gave way near Ely in Cambridgeshire, UK yesterday.                               The crane ended up side Read More

Crane Operator Burnt

07/24/13
Stuck by Lightening 7-26-2013 2-56-19 PM

Fort Lauderdale, Florida A crane operator received serious burns after his mobile crane was struck by lightning in Lauderhill, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida yesterday. The crane was installing a large timber utility pole/pylon when the storm came in and struck the boom, information is sketchy on whether the operator, 22, Read More

Crane Rolls

07/23/13
Crane Rolls West Virginia 7-26-2013 2-43-58 PM

West Virginia A four axle All Terrain crane rolled down an embankment in West Virgina in a remote area to the south east of Wheeling yesterday The crane, owned by Anthony Crane of Pittsburgh, was travelling from a gas drilling site in Marshall County when it veered off the road Read More

Stranded in Bath

07/23/13
Stranded in Bath 7-26-2013 1-58-43 PM

Bath, New York Two men had to be rescued from a boom lift in Bath, New York on Friday, after their aerial lift failed. The incident occurred at Machuga Contracting in the town, when owner Rick Machuga and an unnamed photographer became stranded after taking an aerial view of the Read More

Austrian Tower Crane Rescue

07/22/13
Tower Crane Rescue Austria 7-26-2013 1-44-57 PM

Graz, Austria A 40-year-old crane operator had to be rescued from a tower crane around 35 meters in the air last Wednesday in Graz, Austria. The man apparently complained of extreme chest pains and informed his colleagues that he needed to come down from the crane, but he was unable Read More

Man Shocked by Power Line While Working in Cherry Picker

07/22/13
Man Shocked in Tulsa 7-26-2013 2-32-13 PM

Tulsa, Oklahoma A 24-year-old man was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition Sunday after accidentally brushing up against a power line, Tulsa Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Kellie Bruer said. Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Tom Gillespie said the man was in a cherry picker about 25-30 feet Read More

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