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September, 2013 Archive

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Polish Overturn

09/30/13
Polish Overturn 10-4-2013 12-34-39 PM

Gdansk, Poland A truck mounted aerial lift overturned at the Amber Exhibition hall in Gdansk on Friday, the platforms two occupants were seriously injured. They were rushed to hospital where there condition is said to be serious but stable.                       Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Singapore

09/30/13
Fatal Tower Singapore 10-4-2013 12-19-25 PM

Singapore A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the National Gallery site in Singapore. A third man has more minor injuries.                                             Read More

No Outriggers Cause Fatality

09/28/13
Outrigger Fatality 10-4-2013 12-53-06 PM

Indianapolis, Minnesota A man using a boom truck to lift a two ton generator was killed yesterday in Indianapolis, after he was crushed when the crane overturned.                                     The overturned crane The incident Read More

Firefighters to the Rescue

09/27/13
Firefighters to the Rescue 10-4-2013 12-45-23 PM

Vösendorf, Austria Another example of fire fighters being called in to rescue men trapped/stranded in a boom lift, rather than using the emergency descent procedures. Three men were trapped in a boom lift at a height of around 30 meters  in Vösendorf, Austria last night after the machine stopped working. Read More

A Lucky Escape

09/26/13
Lucky Escape Wildberg 10-4-2013 11-50-18 AM

Wildberg, Germany A truck mounted lift almost ended up in the river in the small town of  Wildberg, in Germany’s Black Forest on Thursday. The 3.5 ton telescopic truck mount was in the process of being set up by contractors carrying out work on a facade, when it began to Read More

Loader Crane Overturn in Hamburg

09/26/13
Crane Overturn in Hamburg10-3-2013 3-31-29 PM

Hamburg, Germany A large loader crane overturned yesterday in Hamburg, Germany with the boom landing on an occupied home. The incident occurred in Hamburg-Niendorf while a knuckle boom crane was attempting to lift a load from the back end of a building. The boom crashed through the roof of the Read More

Crane Lands on McDonalds

09/20/13
Crane Lands on McDonalds9-25-2013 3-33-34 PM

Durham, UK. A small city crane overturned today onto a McDonalds restaurant in Consett, County Durham in the UK. The crane, a two axle Kato City type Rough Terrain crane owned by Reedsbray Cranes of Gateshead, was lifting an outdoor chiller unit as part of the redevelopment work to the Read More

Tele Crawler Crane Overturns on Wind Farm

09/19/13
Telerhandler Overturns 9-19-2013 7-59-06 PM

Bad Wünnenberg, German A telescopic crawler crane working on a wind farm just outside of Bad Wünnenberg, German, overturned earlier this week while setting up or dismantling.                                     The crane went over while Read More

Crane Tips Over on Highway

09/17/13
RT Crane Overturns on Hwy 9-19-2013 7-32-39 PM

Black Canyon City, Ariz A crane tipped over on northbound Interstate 17 at milepost 247 near Bumble Bee Monday morning. The crane tipped over when crews retracted the braces in order to move it at about 2 a.m., according to Raul Garcia with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.   Read More

Rope Rescue

09/16/13
Aerial Lift Rescue 9-19-2013 7-22-07 PM

Butte, Montana Fire crews rescued a man stranded in a boom lift in Butte Montana, last Thursday, he was working on the head-frame of the closed Belmont copper mine. In recent years many of Butte’s dozen or so distinctive head-frames have been restored and illuminated with red LED lights, they Read More

Sinkhole Takes Crane

09/12/13
Crane Swallowed by Sink Hole 9-19-2013 6-57-21 PM

Dongguan, Guangdong, China A three axle truck crane dropped into a large sinkhole that opened up on a road in Dongguan, Guangdong, Southern China earlier this week. The 25 tonne Zoomlion QY25V crane was simply travelling along the road when the ground opened up and swallowed it. We understand that Read More

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