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February, 2014 Archive

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A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far 2-28-2014 1-22-49 PM

Tonbridge, Kent, in the UK A van mounted lift tried to pass under a bridge that was simply too low and ended up on two wheels yesterday in Tonbridge, Kent, in the UK.                           The unit hit the Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding

Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding 2-28-2014 1-32-50 PM

Gujarat State, West India A crane lifting a bride and her sister at a wedding in Gujarat state, West India overturned killing a man below and injuring four others, including the bride and sister. The telescopic crane was lifting the two ladies in a large illuminated crystal conical platform and Read More

Trailer Flips with Boom Lift

Trailer Flips 2-28-2014 1-57-06 PM

Ashville, South Carolina A two axle trailer carrying a  40 ft. boom lift overturned yesterday near Travelers Rest to the south of Ashville, South Carolina.                             The dumped lift The trailer was being hauled by a short Read More

Scaffold Collapse in Sydney

Scaffold Collapse - Sydney 2-28-2014 1-46-21 PM

Sydney, Australia At least three people were injured after a large facade scaffold collapsed this morning in south east Sydney, Australia. The scaffold, which was around five stories high on a 14 story building, was being dismantled at the time. Union safety inspectors have claimed that they raised concerns about Read More

Boom Bend in the UK

Bend in UK 2-21-2014 2-00-37 PM

Rotherham, UK A crane working in the UK suffered a bent boom yesterday on a new supermarket site in Rotherham.                                           The bent boom The All Terrain crane owned by Read More

Loader Crane Bridge Bashing

Loader Crane Bridge Bash 2-14-2014 11-41-29 AM

Doncaster, UK A poorly stowed loader crane struck a pedestrian overpass in Doncaster, UK, on Tuesday causing it to collapse. The trailer, owned by concrete block and paving manufacturer Plasmor, was travelling on the A630 into Doncaster when its loader crane, which was fitted with a brick/block grab, hit the Read More

Fatal Boom Bus Incident


Los Angeles, CA The operator of a large boom lift has died after his platform was struck by a bus in Los Angeles yesterday. The incident occurred downtown, near the L.A. Convention Center, where the man, 56, was apparently working at a height of around four meters above the ground Read More

Another World Cup Fatality

Another Wold Cup Fatality 2-14-2014 1-09-01 PM

 Manaus, Brazil A man died at the Arena de Amazonia football stadium in Manaus, Brazil last Friday following an incident that occurred while dismantling a crane. Antonio Jose Pita Martins, 55, an employee of Portugese metal construction company Martifer, was dismantling a crane being used to install the World Cup Read More

Bridge Basher Closes Tunnel

Bridge Basher Closes Tunnel 2-14-2014 1-24-25 PM

 Switzerland A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane, closed the Belchen tunnel between Olten and Basel, Switzerland last night. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The driver had apparently loaded a container at a rest area around midnight last night, and then headed off down the Read More

AT Slips into a Ditch

AT Slips into Ditch 2-14-2014 1-15-02 PM

Nantes, France An All Terrain crane slipped off the road near Nantes, in France on Wednesday causing a road closure and a cut to the the local electricity supply. The five axle Liebherr from Mediaco’s depot in Nantes was travelling along the D 744 between Moncoutant and Cerizay to the Read More

Boom Truck Collapse in Ohio

Boom Truck Collapse 2-14-2014 1-29-27 PM

Lakewood, Ohio The boom of a boom truck crashed down onto a garage in Lakewood, Ohio yesterday, there were no injuries. The crane, owned by a tree service company Jim’s All Seasons, appears to have sheared or lost all of its slew ring bolts allowing the boom and turret to Read More

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