Crane Accidents

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July, 2014 Archive

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Lack of Harness Leads to Fatality


Ocala, Florida A man died on Wednesday in Ocala, Florida after he was bounced out of a ‘bucket truck’ truck mounted platform. Jeffrey Earl Phillips, 42, was working from the platform trimming a tree at a church in the town. He had apparently attached a partially cut tree limb to Read More

It’s a Mystery


Qatar A boom lift overturned in Qatar the week before last, we have been led to believe that no one was injured in the incident, the big question is what caused it?                          A side view of the overturned Read More

Crane Incident Closes Lanes on Lake Mead at Las Vegas Blvd

Crane Incident Las Vegas 8-8-2014 11-23-47 AM

Las Vegas, Nevada A crane-versus-pole collision closed a North Las Vegas street Tuesday morning. Police responded about 8:30 a.m. to Las Vegas and Lake Mead boulevards where a crane’s upright boom struck a traffic light pole in the westbound lanes of Lake Mead. The crane then tipped onto its side Read More

AT Overturns in Texas

AT Overturns 8-1-2014 8-43-54 AM

San Antonia, Texas A four axle All Terrain crane overturned near Panna Maria, outside of San Antonia, Texas. The details we have been sent are minimal, however it is possible that the 100 tonne Grove GMK 4115, owned by Texas based TNT Cranes & Rigging, veered too close to the Read More

Crane Overturn in California

Crane Overturns CA 8-1-2014 8-44-38 AM

Laguna Beach, California A four axle truck crane overturned in Laguna Beach, California, on Friday with the boom landing on the roof of a home. The crane, a relatively recent Terex, had completed a small lift at a neighboring house and was reversing up the hill and around the corner Read More

Self-Erector Flipped

Self Erector Flips 7-24-2014 1-18-22 PM

Edinburgh, Indiana A trailer mounted self-erecting tower crane overturned on a site in Edinburgh, Indiana, yesterday clipping the roof a nearby house and landing on a shed. The crane – a Potain Igo 13 – was working on a construction project at MA Metal when the limb of a tree Read More

Tree Fells Platform

Tree Fells Platform 7-24-2014 1-38-24 PM

Crossett, Arkansas A man has been seriously injured after falling from an aerial lift while cutting a tree in Crossett, Arkansas last week. The man Mitch West, 50, owner of  Top Branch Tree Service was taking the top off of a larger tree, when it went the wrong way and Read More

Another Tree Incident

Another Tree Incidient 7-24-2014 1-30-10 PM

Marlborough, Massachusetts A boom truck overturned yesterday in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts, narrowly missing two houses as it lifted tree limbs from the back yard of a home. The boom truck, owned by Marlborough-based Monkey Men Tree Removal Services, looks to have been working with an almost fully extended Read More

Crane Fire in Michigan

Crane Fire in Michigan 7-24-2014 1-54-05 PM

 Bay City, Michigan A five axle All Terrain crane caught fire on the I-75 Interstate in Bay City, Michigan, on Friday, closing two south-bound lanes for several hours. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident and the crane, owned by McNally-Nimergood Crane Rentals, was able to pull over onto Read More

Boom Lift Recovered

Boom LIft Recovered 7-24-2014 1-45-34 PM

Chicago River A boom lift has been recovered from the Chicago River after the barge it was working from sunk. The 60ft JLG 600S boom lift had been working on the Chicago Riverwalk extension project from a barge last month owned by Walsh Construction. Over the course of the night Read More

Crane Operator Trapped

Crane Operator Trapped 7-24-2014 1-59-12 PM

Toronto, Canada A crane operator was trapped after the Rough Terrain crane he was operating rolled down a bank near Toronto, Canada on Thursday. The incident occurred in East Gwillimbury when the man, aged around 50, was moving the crane – a Terex RT – on Thursday evening, he was Read More

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