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April, 2014 Archive

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Three Escape Hoist Collapse

Hoist Collapse 5-2-2014 9-06-36 AM

Newcastle, Australia Three construction workers survived after the mast failed on a construction hoist at the University of Newcastle, Australia yesterday.                                       The failed hoist is secured The incident occurred on a Read More

Telehandler Overturns

Telehandler Overturns 5-2-2014 9-21-25 AM

San Diego, California A telehandler overturned on Saturday near San Diego, and was left hanging over Interstate 805 before it was rescued.                                       The telehander hangs over Interstate 805 The incident occurred Read More

RTGC Overturns in Melbourne

RT Overturn 4-25-2014 11-31-40 AM

Melbourne, Australia A Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane overturned in a Melbourne container yard yesterday, trapping the operator. Information is a little scarce, but the crane fell onto its side injuring the operator, driving the machine from its elevated cab- roughly 15 meters about the ground. He was cut out by Read More

Crushing Incident in Daytona

Crushin in Daytona 5-2-2014 9-31-02 AM

Daytona, Florida A man using a scissor lift was seriously injured this weekend after he was crushed between the platform and an overhead beam at the Daytona Speedway in Florida. The man, 43, was rescued by his colleagues using the machine’s emergency descent, before the emergency services arrived. The lift Read More

Crane Slips Off Wind Farm Road

Crane Slips on Wind Farm Road 4-25-2014 10-57-56 AM

Strabane, Northern Ireland Another All Terrain crane became a casualty of narrow wind farm approach roads in Ireland last week. The crane, owned by McKinney’s Crane Hire of Strabane, Northern Ireland, was travelling to or from a remote wind farm in Croagh, County Donegal, when the edge of the road Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Malaysia

Fatal Tower Collapse Maylasia 4-18-2014 10-08-42 AM

Ara Damansara, Malaysia A tower crane operator died after his crane collapsed on a high rise building site in Ara Damansara, Malaysia on Tuesday. The man, Mohd Hafadz Sanip, 26, had started operating the crane during the site’s morning briefing at Tower One, an 11 story building currently being built Read More

Utah Boom Buckle

UT Boom Buckle 4-18-2014 9-53-45 AM

Provo, Utah The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while lifting a rooftop cooling unit onto an office building in Provo, Utah yesterday.                     The boom buckled at the base The crane, a 220 ton Grove GMK5275 (GMK 5220) owned Read More

Fatal Boom Truck Overturn

Fatal Boom Overturn 4-18-2014 10-26-19 AM

Bourne, Massachusetts Two men died on Saturday when a boom truck with platform overturned in Bourne, Massachusetts while installing new power lines. The two men, John Loughran Jr, 34, and Joseph Boyd, 34, employees of Mass Bay Electric, which also operates the boom truck, were working on a new high-tension Read More

Boom Overturn in Germany

Boom Overturn 4-18-2014 10-16-59 AM

Vechta, Germany A boom lift fell onto a home in Vechta, to the south of Bremen in Germany on Saturday throwing a man from the platform and causing serious and life threatening injuries. The lift a Nifty articulated 4×4 model, was being used by the man, 53, who worked for Read More

Lift Overturn in Dublin

LIft Overturns Dublin 4-18-2014 10-34-39 AM

Dublin, Ireland A truck mounted platform overturned in Dublin, Ireland, recently, injuring the two men in the platform. Details of the incident have been difficult to discover, and there are still some aspects that we have been unable to confirm, including the precise date and location. We have requested information Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn 4-11-2014 11-44-00 AM

Ecorse, Michigan A crawler crane operator has died today at the Great Lakes Works of U.S.Steel in Ecorse, Michigan, after he was thrown from his crane cab after it upended. U.S. Steel spokesman Courtney Boone issued a statement stating that the incident involved a contractor’s employee. “No other injuries have Read More

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