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December, 2013 Archive

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Tower Crane Hits Supermarket

12/11/13
Tower Crane Hits Supermarket 12-11-2013 12-50-52 PM

Bad Homburg, Germany A tower crane has collapsed onto an Aldi supermarket in Bad Homburg, Germany killing at least one member of the public. The crane, a regular top slewer owned by BBL Cranes came down around 11:30 this morning hitting the supermarket next door to the large office construction Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Incident in Belgium

12/10/13
Fatal Boom Lift Norway12-12-2013 12-07-01 PM

Ardooie, Belgium Two men died this morning after a platform broke away from a boom lift and landed on a passing truck. The incident occurred early this morning, around 5:30 on a busy high speed stretch of road near the West Flemish town of Ardooie – to the south of Read More

A Lucky Escape in Bergen

12/10/13
Lucky Escape in Bergen12-12-2013 11-33-29 AM

Bergen, Norway The boom of a loader crane collapsed yesterday dropping a skip onto two vehicles in Bergen, Norway – in a street close to the city’s main shopping center. The crane, a Fassi owned by Svanco Transport, was lifting the skip down from the fifth floor of a building Read More

Crane Fatality in Boston

12/10/13
Crane Fatality in Boston 12-11-2013 1-36-54 PM

Boston Massachusetts A man was died after a six ton steel beam arch dropped from an overhead crane at Boston Bridge & Steel yesterday evening. The man – one of four men working in the vicinity at the time – was Marco Antonio Huezo Mancea, 46. Originally from El Salvador Read More

Floating Crane Buckles

12/10/13
Floating Crane Buckles 12-11-2013 1-21-05 PM

Zeeland, Southern Holland A floating crane working on the salvage of a sunken German mine layer from the second world war, collapsed yesterday while attempting to lift the final piece. The crane, owned by De Klerk Waterbouw, was said to be making a 100 tonne lift when an unplanned movement Read More

Train Hits Boom Lift

12/9/13
Train Hits Boom Lift 12-19-2013 11-09-38 AM

 Des Moines Iowa A train slammed into a boom lift that was working on the underside of a bridge near Des Moines Iowa last week, injuring the two men in the platform.                                     Read More

Mobile Tower Crane Over in Netherlands

12/2/13
It looks as though an outrigger might have sunk/punched through the road surface

Nieuwegein, Netherlands A self-erecting mobile tower crane has gone over in a shopping street in Nieuwegein, on the south side of Utrecht in the Netherlands, no one is hurt and damage is relatively minor. The incident occurred just before 8:00 this morning and thankfully the operator was on the ground, Read More

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