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Crane Drops Boat

Crane Drops Boat 12-5-2014 1-03-18 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Auckland, New Zealand this morning dropping the boat it was lifting onto a house. No one was seriously hurt in the incident, although the crane operator was treated in hospital for what was said to be a minor leg Read More

Fatal Boom Loading

Fatal Boom Loading 12-5-2014 12-50-01 PM

 Natal, Brazil A man died earlier this month in Natal, Brazil, after a boom lift slipped off the side of a trailer, while loading it. Details on the incident are limited, however it appears Joaquim Carneiro Bastos Neto, 48, was loading the JLG boom lift on to a truck at Read More

Crane Recovery Closes Road in Scotland

Crane Recovery 12-5-2014 12-56-29 PM

Aberdeen, Scotland The B977 road near Aberdeen remains closed today as attempts to recover a toppled crane continue. The four axle All Terrain crane – thought to be a 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070 or 90 ton LTM 1090 owned by Dyce-based Brown and Co – went off the Dyce Read More

Fatal Boom Incident


Noblesville, Indiana A man died last Thursday after he was crushed between a platform and overhead catwalk at a foundry in Noblesville, Indiana. The man, Anthony J. Brock, 21, was working from a telescopic boom lift, to repair a leak inside the plant when he became trapped between the guardrail Read More

Mast Boom Incident

Mast Boom 12-5-2014 12-29-37 PM

Enfield district of Redditch, Worcestershire, UK A mast boom was reported to have overturned in a supermarket car park in the UK yesterday injuring a man. The true cause looks to have been unrelated to the machine itself. The incident occurred in the Enfield district of Redditch, Worcestershire, in the Read More

Fatal Crane Road Accident

Fatal Crane Roll 12-5-2014 12-23-27 PM

Sands Springs, Oklahoma The operator of a crane with trailing boom ran off the highway in Oklahoma yesterday evening causing his death At this stage we have very few details that the police have released and a poor quality photograph. The incident occurred on Highway 412 near Sands Springs to Read More

Fatal Fall for Crane Operator

Fatal Fall 11-19-2014 3-10-03 PM

Sydney, Australia A crane operator died after suffering a heart attack as he climbed a tower crane in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. The man, Martin Hall, 66, was standing in for a colleague, and was climbing down from the cab of the luffing jib tower crane, when he is said Read More

Stuck Against the Wall

Stuck 11-19-2014 3-29-38 PM

 Windsor, Ontario, Canada A man working from a boom lift at the Hiram Walker distillery in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, had to be rescued, by the emergency services yesterday, after he became stuck by allowing the platform to press against the wall of the building, possibly activating an interlock, or simply Read More

Load Drops on Operator


Graz, Austria A loader crane operator was seriously injured yesterday in Graz, Austria, while loading his truck with formwork elements. The man, 29, had lifted the two formwork panels down from the first floor of a building in the Jacomi region of the city, and swung them over the top Read More

Loader Crane Thief Electrocuted

Loader Thief11-19-2014 3-16-19 PM

Sydney, Australia A man who is believed to have stolen a truck and loader crane was found electrocuted early this morning in Marsden Park, Sydney, Australia. The police were informed of an abandoned truck, when they checked it out they noticed that the boom was in contact with some live Read More

Crane Tips in North Carolina

Crane Tips NC 11-19-2014 3-02-24 PM

Durham , North Carolina A truck crane overturned yesterday in Durham , North Carolina, while working on a larger billboard. One of the outriggers on the crane, a four axle Link-Belt, looks to have sank into the ground causing it to overturn. It was being used by Duke Energy to Read More

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