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July, 2014 Archive

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Fatal Fall for Window Cleaner

Fatal Fall for Window Cleaner7-10-2014 2-54-24 PM

Manhattan, New York A window cleaner fell to his death in midtown Manhattan yesterday, after he had climbed out of the boom lift he was using onto a ledge. Police would not confirm how far he fell, but the first ledge is around nine or 10 meters high. The man, Read More

Self-Erector Goes Over

Self Erector Goes Over 7-10-2014 2-40-06 PM

Geldern, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday flattening a van and narrowly missing a passing car in the German town of Geldern, north east of Duisburg. Amazingly no one was injured in the incident, the operator- using a remote controller – was some distance from the crane and the Read More

Man Thrown from Telehandler Basket


 Ontario, Canada A man was seriously injured on Tuesday in Ontario, Canada, after he was bounced out of a platform on the end of a telehandler. The incident occurred in Grey Highlands in the north of the province, while the man, 49, was working on a barn roof. The local Read More

Harnesses Saves Two Lives


Sha Tin, Hong Kong We have received reports of an incident involving a large boom lift in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, yesterday, which injured two men. The boom, a 151ft Platform Basket SEL48ALJE, (48m working height) was being used to clean and repair windows at the well-known Science Park when Read More

Near Miss as Crane Drops

Near Miss 7-10-2014 1-01-23 PM

Russia A man walking down a street had a near miss when a falling crane boom/tower missed him by millimeters in a Russian video. The incident was caught on camera by the dashcam of a passing bus and shows clearly what happened. We do not see what caused the crane Read More

Crane Tips

Crahe Tips 7-10-2014 1-23-25 PM

Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a Tadano Faun ATF80-4 owned by Meister Kran, was working on the construction of a new supermarket and was placing roofing panels at the Read More

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