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October, 2014 Archive

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Telehander Overturn

10/28/14
Telehandler Overturn 11-5-2014 2-17-40 PM

Norwich, UK A telehandler overturned yesterday at a building site in Norwich, UK The machine, a standard JCB fixed frame model, had most of its boom extended and was operating with its stabilizers retracted, and seems to have been working on a slope at the time. The boom came to Read More

Tractor Crane Pins Operator

10/27/14
Crane Pins Operator11-5-2014 2-30-33 PM

 Monroe Missouri The boom of what looks like a home-made crane was blown over the back of the tractor yesterday, trapping the operator/driver in Monroe Missouri. The man, 46, was lifting trusses into place on a barn he was building when a gust of wind caught the long lattice jib Read More

Man Ejected from Platform

10/24/14
Man Ejected from Platform 10-24-2014 1-11-11 PM

Toronto, Canada A man had to be rescued from the top of a high sided truck after he was ejected from the platform of a bucket truck in Toronto, Canada yesterday. The man, Sheldon Chai, is said to be in his 40’s and is apparently an employee of the City Read More

Crane Recovered from Ditch

10/24/14
Crane Recovered from Ditch 10-24-2014 12-53-25 PM

Northern Holland A five axle All Terrain crane has been recovered after slipping off a narrow road into a bog in Northern Holland. The operator fortunately had a soft landing and escaped without injury.                                 Read More

Crane Fatality in Leipzig

10/24/14
Crane Fatality 11-5-2014 2-37-09 PM

Leipzig, Germany A man died yesterday in Leipzig when a mobile crane overturned onto a building in the city, striking the construction worker, 56, who was standing on a scaffold at the rear of the building that the crane was working on. He is said to have died immediately.   Read More

Boom Lift Overturns in Nashville

10/23/14
Boom LIft Overturns in Nashville 10-24-2014 1-23-22 PM

Nashville Tennessee A boom lift overturned yesterday in front of the Nashville State Community College campus, Nashville Tennessee, blocking a road and injuring a man. Emergency services were called to treat the man who had been operating the machine at the time, we understand that he was the only person Read More

Crane Overturn in Istanbul

10/23/14
Crane Overturn in Istanbul10-24-2014 1-16-31 PM

 Istanbul, Turkey An large articulated crane overturned in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday blocking a major route over the Bosporus. The information that we have received so far is confusing, what is clear is that a large articulated crane owned by Marmara Vinc overturned while lifting what looks like a concrete skip. Read More

Self-Erector Collapse

10/22/14
Self Erector Collapse 10-24-2014 1-28-44 PM

 Dortmund, Germany A self-erecting tower crane collapsed in Holzwickede near Dortmund in Germany yesterday it was being dismantled on a small building site.                                       The recovery team prepare to ‘drag’ the damaged Read More

Firefighters Seriously Injured

10/20/14
Firefighters Injured 10-24-2014 1-56-29 PM

Attersee, Austria Two firemen were seriously injured on Saturday in Seewalchen am Attersee, in central Austria after the loader crane on the truck they were driving struck a railway bridge and overturned. The two men, 36 and 43, were transporting a wrecked car on the back of the truck and Read More

Crane Over in Houston

10/20/14
Crane Over in Houston10-24-2014 2-07-42 PM

Houston, Texas A five axle 170 ton All Terrain crane overturned on Friday in west Houston, Texas dropping its boom into the back end of a car dealership yard. The crane, a Grove GMK5225 operated by Circle 8 Crane Services of Houston, was working or setting up at a tower Read More

Boom Lift Rocks Chimney

10/20/14
Boom Rocks Chimney 10-24-2014 2-04-16 PM

 Beverly, near Hull in the UK Firefighters were called out to rescue a man from a self-propelled boom lift on Saturday in Beverly, near Hull in the UK. The incident occurred at a pub – the Foresters Arms, in Beckside North – which is currently being renovated. It looks as Read More

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