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2014 Archive

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Crane Overturns in New Jersey

Crane OT New Jersey 1-9-2015 3-28-14 PM

 Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey A Rough Terrain crane overturned yesterday in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, seriously injuring a man on site.                                         The operator was thrown from the cab Read More

Crane slips off Truck

Crane Slips 1-9-2015 3-38-05 PM

Jacksonville, Florida A large All Terrain crane was dumped on its side outside the port in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday after it came off a low loader as the driver performed a U-Turn after being refused entrance. The crane had apparently been repaired and refurbished in the area and was due Read More

Telecom Man Shocked

Man Shocked 12-19-2014 12-06-08 PM

Tuscarora Township,  Pennsylvania A man is in hospital today in Pennsylvania after he came in to contact with an overhead power line last night. The man was installing a high speed data line from a the platform of a ‘bucket truck’ near Tuscarora Township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania when his head Read More

Crane lips into ditch

Crane in Ditch12-19-2014 11-46-40 AM

Scotland A three axle All Terrain crane overturned earlier this month on a remote road in Scotland. The crane, a 55 tonne Liebherr All Terrain crane owned by Ainscough Crane Hire, was travelling down the narrow track when it appears to have got to close to the edge of road, Read More

Crane Slips off Truck

Crane Slips 1-9-2015 3-19-23 PM

 Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island The boom of a crawler crane working on a new theater in Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island, collapsed over the back of the machine this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. It looks as though either the boom luffing hoist Read More

Marriage Proposal Goes Wrong

Marriage Gone Wrong12-19-2014 12-18-55 PM

IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands A man proposing to his girlfriend from a man-basket in the town of IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands, was lucky to escape with his life earlier today when the crane and man basket overturned as he approached her bedroom Read More

Loader Crane Tips in Oslo

Loader Tips 12-12-2014 1-52-54 PM

Oslo, Norway A large loader crane tipped into a building in central Oslo on Wednesday trapping one of the men working on the site.                                             The crane was lifting Read More

Crane into the Void

Crane into the Void 12-12-2014 1-29-07 PM

Haute Savoie region of France A self-erecting mobile tower crane overturned onto the roof of a famous hotel/restaurant in France on Monday, after one of its outriggers punched through the tarmac drive into an underground void.                             Read More

Two More AT Incidents

AT Incident 12-5-2014 1-51-42 PM

One in Norway and one in Germany Readers have reported two more mobile crane incidents last week, both involving four-axle All Terrain cranes, in Norway and one in Germany. In the most recent incident, a four-axle All Terrain crane owned by Sarens, occurred Monday morning on a building site in Read More

A Lucky Escape

Lucky Escape 12-5-2014 1-32-00 PM

Bolzano, Italy A crane operator had a lucky escape at the end of September when the ground gave way beneath one of his outriggers, in Bolzano, Italy, causing his four axle All Terrain to overturn.                               Read More

Training Platform Overturns

Training Platform 12-5-2014 1-12-05 PM

Clarkesville, Georgia A bucket truck used for training linesmen at North Georgia Technical College overturned yesterday near Clarkesville, Georgia. The aerial lift was being driven on the road by a student with the training instructor riding in the passenger seat. The vehicle was also towing a trailer at the time Read More

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