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Truck Ejects Two From Platform

Truck Ejects two 11-5-2013 11-26-47 AM

New York City, New York A large UPS delivery truck struck the platform of a boom lift in New York today, throwing the two occupants to the ground. The two men had been using the JLG 660SJ telescopic boom lift – rented from Altitude Equipment Rental – to install Christmas Read More

Crushing Incident in Utah

Crushing in Utah 11-5-2013 2-09-06 PM

Bountiful, Utah A man died in a bucket truck in Bountiful, Utah, on Friday, after he was crushed against an overhead obstacle. Using a pole type crane/lift, which are commonly used by sign erectors in the USA, Richard Gillies, 66, of Gillies Signs & Design, was working from the basket Read More

Fatal Fall from Bucket Truck


Akron, Ohio A man using a bucket truck to install aluminium siding last week in Akron, Ohio fell around five meters to his death. The man Chris Watterson, 59, was declared dead just after arrival a local hospital, so far we have very few details of what happened. Only that Read More

Fatal Loader Crane Incident

Fatal Loader 11-5-2013 2-15-45 PM

Sarawak region of Malaysia A loader crane operator was electrocuted while unloading steel rods from a truck in the Sarawak region of Malaysia on Friday. Loi Ming Liong, 37, was killed on the spot after the boom of his articulated crane touched live overhead power lines. Another truck loaded with Read More

Two Tower Crane Jibs Collapse in London

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

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

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

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


 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


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

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

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