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October, 2013 Archive

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Two Tower Crane Jibs Collapse in London

10/28/13
Two Jibs Collapse10-28-2013 3-15-52 PM

Whitehall, London A tower crane has collapsed on to the roof of the Government’s cabinet office in Whitehall, London, following hurricane force winds throughout the southern half of the UK. The building was evacuated around 7.00 am this morning following the incident. Fortunately no one was injured. The jib of Read More

Crane Overturns on Wind Farm

10/28/13
Crane Overturns on Windfarm 11-5-2013 2-23-42 PM

Ontario, Canada A seven axle All Terrain crane overturned while travelling from the McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin island, Ontario, Canada on Friday. The crane which is apparently owned by White Construction – which installs wind turbines with its own cranes – overturned after the wheels on one side Read More

Crane Overturns in Fresno

10/22/13
Crane Overturn in Fresno 10-24-2013 11-27-35 AM

Fresno, California A lattice truck crane overturned onto an overpass in Fresno, California on Sunday night. Few details are available apart from the fact that the crane was working on railway maintenance work and that no one was hurt in the incident.                 Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

10/22/13
Fatal Crane Maplewood 10-24-2013 11-13-33 AM

Maplewood, Minnesota A lattice truck crane overturned yesterday in Maplewood, near Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota trapping the crane operator in his cab.                         The overturned crane The operator Cory Lewellin, 34, was operating the crane, owned by Truck Crane Service of Read More

Fatality in Plymouth

10/22/13

 Plymouth, UK A man in his 50’s died yesterday while working on a submarine at the Babcock Marine dock in Plymouth, UK. Reports say that he was working from an aerial lift at the time and had become trapped. The man, 57, was employed by Pyeroy, which works as a Read More

Fatal Crushing Incident in New Orleans

10/21/13

New Orleans, Louisiana A ships crew member working from an aerial lift on the outside of the cruise ship Carnival Conquest at the port of New Orleans, died yesterday after he was crushed between the basket and part of the ship. There were two men in the platform at the Read More

Boom Flips While Loading

10/19/13
Boom Flips 10-24-2013 11-33-52 AM

 Butte, Montana A 60 ft boom lift slipped off the side of a delivery truck yesterday in Butte, Montana fatally injuring the operator, Jay Bickford, 46. A second man in the platform was injured. It looks as though the operator had been in the process of slewing the boom through Read More

Lucky Catch Near Bordeaux

10/17/13
Lucky Escape Bordeaux 10-18-2013 11-25-32 AM

Bordeaux, France A crane operator in Bordeaux, France, had a lucky escape on Tuesday after the ground collapsed under one of his outriggers and his load caught on the building.                                         Read More

Crane Overturn in Salt Lake City

10/16/13
Crane Overturn in Salt Lake 10-18-2013 11-39-38 AM

Salt Lake City, Utah The crane, a new looking National Crane owned by local crane rental company Wagstaff, was short rigged – with outriggers jacks set up with in the vehicle’s width. The load and the radius proved too much for the configuration and the unit went over, spilling fuel Read More

Boom Lift Electrocution

10/15/13
Boom Lift Electrocution 10-18-2013 11-45-36 AM

Charlotte, North Carolina A man died yesterday on a site in Charlotte, North Carolina after he contacted overhead power lines from the platform of self-propelled boom lift he was using. The man, a construction worker with contractor Adolphson and Peterson was working on new apartment block at the University of Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Dubai

10/14/13
Tower Crane Dubai10-18-2013 11-59-18 AM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates A tower crane collapsed at the site of a new hotel in Dubai on Saturday killing three and seriously injuring a further five. Details remain sketchy, but it looks as if the top of the crane broke free from the tower, which was erected within the Read More

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