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November, 2013 Archive

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Failed Gas Tank Rescue

Gas Tank Rescue Fail

No real story here, not sure the origin either. Any input would be welcomed.

Lucky Shock Escape

The scene on Monday after the shocked man was dispatched to hopsital

 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia A man was resuscitated on Monday in the town of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia after he came in to contact with overhead power lines while using a truck mounted lift. The 50 year old was working for the utility company Powercor and operating one of its lifts alongside Read More

Fatal Crane Collapse at Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium

Fatal Crane Collapse 12-5-2013 2-06-02 PM

Sao Paulo, Brazil Two people age 40 and 42, have died, following the collapse of a crawler crane at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium which is due to host the opening ceremony for the 2014 football World Cup. The boom of the crane, a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR11350 owned Read More

Man falls after bus hits lift

Bus Hits Lift 12-5-2013 2-32-50 PM

Leicester, UK A man was seriously injured in Leicester, UK on Saturday, when he fell around five or six meters from the boom lift he was using, after it was struck by a bus. Details are scant but the reports we have received claim that the man was operating the Read More

Crane Goes Over on Wind Farm

Crane Goes over on Wind Farm 11-22-2013 11-05-33 AM

Düren-Echtz, Germany A 750 ton All Terrain crane overturned yesterday on a wind farm in Germany as it was moving – partially rigged – between turbine installation areas.                         The overturned crane The crane, a new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 Read More

Man Rescued from Scissor Lift


 Los Angeles, California A man operating a scissor lift at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday was rescued from a potential crushing incident by quick thinking colleagues. The man, 22, was working near Gate 83 in center of Terminal 8 – the United Airlines gates – when inadvertent operation of the Read More

Crane Fatality in Holland

Crane Fatality in Holland11-22-2013 11-30-26 AM

Gouda, Netherlands A crane operator died this morning in Gouderak, near Gouda, the Netherlands, after the boom of a telescopic crawler crane broke away from the superstructure. The boom twisted sideways and crashed down onto the operators cab crushing the operator.                   Read More

Two Hurt in Crane Incident

Two Hurt11-22-2013 11-47-17 AM

Bissen, Luxembourg Two men were seriously injured last week in the town of Bissen, Luxembourg when a mobile crane boom buckled. We have received very little information, apart from a couple of photographs and the information that it occurred last Monday. We have managed to confirm that an incident did Read More

Three Trapped in Boom Lift

Trapped in Lift 11-14-2013 9-40-46 AM

Greenwich, Connecticut Three men working on a facade had to be rescued from a boom lift on Monday in Greenwich, Connecticut. The machine, a Genie S-85, owned by Hertz Equipment, is said to have malfunctioned, however it was very apparent that the unit, which has a capacity of 227kg was Read More

Crane off the Road

Crane off the Road 11-14-2013 9-33-12 AM

Cognac, South West France A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday on the D-149 near Cognac in South West France. The crane was apparently travelling normally on the busy road when another vehicle overtook and then braked hard, causing the crane driver to swerve. The crane, a Grove owned Read More

Two Hurt in Boom Overturn

Boom Overturn 11-11-2013 3-46-18 PM

Torquay, UK Two men were injured yesterday evening in Torquay, UK after they drove their articulated boom lift over a culvert cover which collapsed under the weight. The two fell around six meters or so and escaped with leg injuries, they have now been released from hospital. The incident occurred Read More

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