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March, 2014 Archive

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Crane Snags Overhead Lines

Crane Snags Power Lines4-4-2014 12-54-53 PM

Cologne, Germany. The slings of a tower crane working alongside an electrified rail line in Cologne (Köln), Germany got caught up in the overhead power lines on Saturday, causing some power outages and disruption to the trains.                           Read More

Crane Drops Jib

Crane Drops Jib 3-28-2014 1-59-42 PM

 London, UK A luffing tower crane jib dropped on a site in Northwood, London, UK, yesterday, there were no injuries. The incident occurred around 16:00 on a site in Maxwell Road, it looks as though the luffing jib hoist brake or cable gave way, allowing the jib to drop. It Read More

Loader Crane Overturn Injures Operator

Loader Cranes Overturns 3-28-2014 1-32-56 PM

Geseke, Germany The operator of a loader crane in Germany was injured on Tuesday, having failed to properly set his outriggers while lifting a large load. The man, 59, employed by a landscaping company based in Salzkotten, was said to be unloading a boulder – although it looks more like Read More

Platform Lands on Stadium

Platform Lands on Stadium 3-28-2014 1-39-37 PM

A platform being used by a cameraman at the Worcester Warriors Rugby Union Premier League clash with London Wasps came down onto the roof of one of the stands. The game, which was held at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on Friday night was televised live by BT Sport, when the platform Read More

Runaway Crane Wheel Causes Havoc

Run Away Crane Wheel 3-28-2014 1-48-30 PM

Huddersfield in the UK The wheel of an All Terrain crane came off on the M62 motorway, near Huddersfield in the UK, on Thursday night, seriously damaging four cars and a truck, but amazingly causing no serious injuries. The incident occurred on the eastbound lane between junctions 22 and 23 Read More

Fatal Man Basket Fall

Fatal Man Basket Fall 3-21-2014 11-47-47 AM

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada A linesman fell to his death from a suspended man basket outside Terrace, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday while working on the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) project. Details on the incident are sparse but local reports suggest that two men, of Edmonton-based subcontractor McGregor Construction, were Read More

Recovering a Stuck Boom Lift

Recovering a Stuk Boom Lift 3-21-2014 11-56-39 AM

West Sussex, UK When a 125ft boom lift become stuck up to its axles in mud in a tight location in the UK, recovery was a challenging affair. The machine, a Genie S125 owned by Nationwide Platforms was being used by a Birmingham based office refurbishment company to work on Read More

Two Lifts Collide

Two Lifts Collide 3-21-2014 12-20-35 PM

 Chawston, Bedfordshire, UK An unusual road accident occurred in thick fog in the UK yesterday, involving two identical truck mounted lifts. The two lifts were clearly following each other early yesterday morning on the A421 near Chawston, Bedfordshire. The cab of the second truck, was significantly damaged as it plowed Read More

Trailer Flips With Crane

Trailer Flips 3-14-2014 11-44-58 AM

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania A trailer transporting a large Rough Terrain crane came off the interstate on Monday near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.                             The incident caused the closure of the Northbound lane of I-81 The incident involved a Grove crane Read More

Crane Operator Electrocuted

Crane Operator Electrocuted 3-14-2014 11-07-29 AM

 Lusikisiki, Western Cape, South Africa A loader crane operator was electrocuted and two others seriously injured while replacing telephone poles in wet conditions in Lusikisiki, Western Cape, South Africa on Sunday. The three men were replacing wooden telephone poles with concrete ones for Telkom, when the incident occurred. The deceased Read More

Big Truck Mount Flips

Big Truck Mount Flips 3-14-2014 12-57-58 PM

Queensland, Australia A 70 meter truck mounted lift overturned a couple of weeks ago in Western Queensland, Australia, while travelling on a secondary road following recent heavy rains.                                 The lift overturned on soft ground Read More

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