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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

Lucky Escape for Crane Operator

10/12/13
Lucky Escape 10-18-2013 12-08-04 PM

North Rhine Westphalia, Germany A crane operator was lucky to escape unhurt on Thursday when his crane boom struck a 110,000 volt overhead power line. The 200 tonne crane was working on a wind farm in Bad Wunnenberg near Paderborn, in North Rhine Westphalia. The operator was moving the five Read More

Jib Buckles at Station

10/9/13
Jib Buckles 10-18-2013 12-14-55 PM

Eindhoven, Netherlands The jib of a mobile self-erecting tower crane buckled at Eindhoven station in the Netherlands on Monday. The six axle Spierings SK1265, owned by Van Riel crane rental, which has three locations in the area, was apparently lifting within its capacity at the time. The 60 meter jib Read More

Crane Operator Electrocuted

10/7/13
Electrocuted Vancouver Canada10-8-2013 11-49-27 AM

Vancouver, Canada A loader crane operator died after the boom of the crane he was operating came in to contact with overhead power lines, in Vancouver, Canada on Friday. The man, said to be in his 60’s, was operating the crane from the ground, unloading lumber in the street when Read More

Crane Overturns in Maryland

10/1/13
Crane Overturns in Maryland 10-3-2013 2-56-39 PM

Salisbury, Maryland Crews are on scene in Downtown Salisbury, where a crane reportedly toppled over, hitting a car on a bridge. WMDT spoke with officials at the scene who said the crane is an older model with fewer stabilization features than newer cranes, so when a piece of the top Read More

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

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