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Crane Fatality in Leipzig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crane Over at Canadian Wind Farm

Crane Over Candian Wind 10-24-2014 2-24-05 PM

Ontario, Canada A crawler crane rigged with around 120 meters of boom and a back mast went over on a wind farm south of Lucknow, Ontario in Canada, on Wednesday. The crane fell while moving between turbines and thankfully there were no serious injuries.             Read More

Loader Crane Failure

Loader Crane Fail 10-24-2014 2-13-59 PM

UK A Copma 990 loader crane mounted on a four axle truck, owned by York, UK-based A.Rhodes Haulage, collapsed, following a structural failure whilst placing a Portakabin Titan temporary building. The 99 tonne/meter loader crane’s articulated joint at the top of the turret/superstructure suffered a major failure causing the four Read More

Driver’s Actions Save His Life

Driver Action Save Life 10-16-2014 1-13-58 PM

Zell am See, Austria The driver of a truck and loader crane sat tight in his cab after pulling down high tension power lines in Zell am See, Austria, on Friday.                                       Read More

Self-Erector Falls

Self Erector Falls10-16-2014 1-06-26 PM

Landsberg, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto temporary school buildings in Landsberg, in the German state of Bavaria, last week. The crane a Vicario, owned by a building company, was said to be brand new and had only recently been erected, the operator was lifting a load when the Read More

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