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July, 2013 Archive

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Telehandler Flips

07/19/13
Telehandler 7-19-2013 1-42-11 PM

Bochum, Germany A telescopic handler overturned on Wednesday in Bochum, Germany, while lifting and positioning a steel balcony onto the facade of an apartment block.                           The telehandler went over sideways as it moved forward From what we Read More

Worker Injured After Crane Line Hits Power Line in Vancouver

07/19/13
Lucky Escape 7-19-2013 12-37-09 PM

Vancouver, Canada A man had a lucky escape on a job site in Vancouver, Canada yesterday after the hoist cables of a tower crane brushed against overhead power lines.                             The power line runs right along the Read More

Rail Crane Overturn

07/14/13
Rail Crane Overturn Switzerland 7-15-2013 10-23-19 AM

Kirow, Switzerland A large Kirow rail crane overturned onto a passing passenger train on Saturday on the edge of Zurich Oerlikon railway station in Switzerland. One of the rail workers was slightly injured in the incident.                             Read More

Crane Brought In To Limit Tree Damage Blows Over, Cuts Home In Half

07/11/13
Crane Tree Removal Falls on house7-19-2013 12-05-16 PM 1

VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. A crane collapse in high winds has sent homeowner scrambling. When the dust cleared, he saw his house had been cut through as if by a giant knife. CBS 2’s Lou Young got a look inside the Rockland County “house divided” on Thursday. Workers were still cleaning Read More

Tower Crane Jib Buckles

07/9/13
Tower Crane Buckles in Switzerland 7-12-2013 11-50-51 AM

Uetendorf, Switzerland The jib of a tower crane working on a construction site in Uetendorf near Thun, Switzerland buckled last week dropping its load into the site. The crane, owned or contracted by the Thun based contractor Läderach Weibel, was lifting what looks like a skip full of supplies and Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

07/9/13
Tower Crane Fatality 7-12-2013 10-56-25 AM. #2

St. Georgen ob Judenburg, Australia A crane operator died after the tower crane he was operating collapsed in central Austria last Tuesday. The operator, 58, was said to have been carrying out routine lifts on the job site in St. Georgen ob Judenburg to the north west of Graz, when Read More

Heavy Rain Takes Crane

07/8/13
Heavy Rain Takes Crane 7-9-2013 1-10-06 PM

Cullowhee, North Carolina Torrential rains caused a 50 ton crawler crane to slide into the Tuckaseigee River in Cullowhee, North Carolina (south west of Ashville) last week. The crane, an FMC Link Belt of some vintage, was being used by the North Carolina Department of Transportation on a bridge replacement Read More

Crane Accident Injures Man, Knocks out Power in No. Utah County

07/2/13
Crane Powerline 7-9-2013 12-48-05 PM

Cedar Hills, Utah Two construction workers narrowly escaped serious injury Monday morning after their crane came in contact with a high-voltage power line. That accident also caused a power outage throughout the north end of Utah County. From a blown-out tire to melted plastic and burned sod, even a trench Read More

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