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August, 2013 Archive

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Boom truck Crane Topples onto Detroit Garage, Knocks Out Power for 950 Homes

Crane Tree Incident 9-6-2013 11-59-08 AM 3

Royal Oak, Michigan A crane removing a large tree toppled onto a small garage in Royal Oak and left hundreds without power for hours, according to authorities. The crane attached to a semitrailer was cutting and removing sections of a silver maple tree that was more than 100 feet tall Read More

Stolen Bucket Truck Cuts Electric

Stolen Boom Cuts Power 9-6-2013 12-57-47 PM

Queens, New York A man stole a bucket truck/aerial lift from the Queens depot of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority yesterday and on the drive home the raised boom ripped out a number of overhead power lines and poles, cutting electricity to over 6,000 people in Queens and Long Island. Read More

Big Articulated Crane Overturns

Articulating Crane Overturns Switzerland 8-27-2013 11-51-00 AM

Lupfig, Switzerland A 50 ton capacity articulated crane overturned last week while making a lift in Switzerland. The crane, a large Effer, was lifting a load onto a private house in Lupfig near Arrau, when one of the machines massive outriggers buckled causing the whole machine to tip forward. The Read More

Tree Man Electrocuted

Man Electrocuted 8-23-2013 1-36-11 PM

Holliston, Massachusetts A man working from an aerial lift died yesterday in Holliston, near Boston, Massachusetts after he touched overhead power lines The man, Ryan Hopkins, 26, was working for local company Ahronian Landscape & Design, where he had worked for 10 years, and was using a Niftylift TD120-T/TD34T tracked Read More

Crane Tips Over, Lands on House

Crane Overturns on House 8-23-2013 1-14-36 PM

Tequesta, Florida A South Florida home was damaged in a crane accident Tuesday morning.                         This crane was being used to replace an air-conditioning unit when it toppled over and landed on a house. Tequesta Fire-Rescue spokesman Peter Allen said Read More


A man who received an electric shock while working from an aerial lift in Newfoundland was saved by his harness The incident occurred yesterday in Carbonear, while the man, 55, was painting the outside of a tire store, he apparently backed into overhead power lines received a shock and was Read More

Ambulance Collides With Lift

Ambulence Collides with Crane8-23-2013 2-04-06 PM

Basel, Switzerland An ambulance collided with a truck mounted aerial lift working in Basel, Switzerland, last Wednesday, thankfully no one was seriously injured in the incident. The lift, a Multitel MX model, was working on the street and appears to have raised the top boom and then slewed over the Read More

Crane Boom Comes down on Car

Boom Comes down on Car8-23-2013 1-58-26 PM

Subang Jaya, Malaysia The boom of a crawler crane dropped across a road onto a parked car on Saturday in the town of Subang Jaya, Malaysia- a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. The 50 ton crane was working on the extension to Kuala Lumpur’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system to the Read More

Langley Barge Tips, Crane Still on Bottom

Barge Dumps Crane 8-23-2013 1-43-19 PM

 Langley, Washington State The marina expansion project at South Whidbey Harbor hit a snag Wednesday after the barge used to install the pilings took on water and dumped a crane overboard. As crews from Neptune Marine prepared to install the second piling in the expansion project, a slip collar around Read More

Saved By His Harness

Saved by Harness 8-16-2013 11-07-45 AM

Longmeadow, Massachusetts A man pruning trees owes his life to the fact that he was wearing a harness with short lanyard while working from a spider type boom lift. The man was catapulted out of the lift – a 24 meter CMC spider lift – he was using on Wednesday Read More

Poor Boom Stowage Seriously Injures

Boom Storage Russia 8-16-2013 10-41-46 AM

Khabarovsk , Russia The hook of an improperly stowed telescopic loader crane seriously injured a man in Russia who had been pulled over by the police. The man was pulled over by the police for having no number plates on his car, and was standing next to the police car Read More

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