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Overturning Telehandler Traps Man


Wellington, Somerset in the UK A man’s leg was trapped under an overturned telehandler on Saturday, near Wellington, Somerset in the UK. The man, 65, was trapped with his ankle and foot under the cab of the machine. The emergency services used cutting equipment and jacks to free him. He Read More

Crane Tip in New Zealand

Crane Tip in NZ 10-16-2014 1-22-57 PM

Christchurch, New Zealand An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand. Thankfully no one was injured when the Kato CR-250 Rough Terrain city crane went over on the site of a new office complex in Victoria street being built by contractor Ganellen. The Read More

Fatal Bucket Truck Tall

Fatal Bucket Fall10-12-2014 12-06-04 PM

Ogden, Pennsylvania A man working from a utility truck fell around 10 meters to his death yesterday in Ogden, to the south of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. He was said to be working on or close to a power line at the time, but so far hard facts are in short supply. Read More

Crane Rolls into Ravine

Crane Rolls into Ravine 10-9-2014 12-22-13 PM

Aachen, Germany A crane left the road just north of Rollesbroich south west of Aachen, Germany, near the Belgian border yesterday. The three axle All Terrain crane was travelling south on the L160- a minor road through hilly and quite remote countryside – when of crashed through a barrier and Read More

Two Cranes Fall in Switzerland

Two Cranes Fall in Switz 10-9-2014 12-28-45 PM

Switzerland Two cranes – a mobile and a tower crane – overturned this morning in a residential area in Switzerland.                                             The falling crane also damaged surrounding buildings The Read More

Another Outrigger Failing

Outrigger Failing10-9-2014 12-40-41 PM

 Fulda, Central Germany A crane overturned in Germany on Saturday morning while unloading bulk material bags onto an empty building plot– its outriggers were fully retracted.                                             The overturned Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Fall


 Munich, Germany A 19 year old fell to his death on Saturday evening, while climbing a tower crane in Hallbergmoos, near Munich, Germany. Three boys, aged 17, 18 and 19 climbed over the fence to explore a construction site, on Saturday. The eldest then climbed over the hoarding securing the Read More

Train Derails in NE Louisiana, 2-hour Evacuation

Train vs Crane 10-9-2014 12-13-18 PM

Mer Roughe, La Officials in northeast Louisiana say two train engineers are in serious condition after a freight train hit a transport truck, derailing two engines and 16 tank and hopper cars. Mer (mur) Rouge Police Chief Mitch Stephens says about 50 houses were evacuated for about two hours due Read More

Truck Driver Injured by Falling Crane

Truck Driver Killed10-1-2014 3-35-26 PM

Nome, Alaska A truck driver was seriously injured on Sunday when a Rough Terrain crane overturned at a gravel pit in Nome, Alaska. The crane boom flattened the cab of the truck causing serious spinal injuries to the driver, Bryce Warnke-Green, 25. Police are investigating the incident as an industrial Read More

Fatal Fall for Arborist


Liberty, Texas An arborist died on Friday after he fell from the bucket truck he was working from on route 90 in Liberty, Texas. Tree trimmer Christopher Hunt was working for Sorrells Tree Service at the time and was bounced out of the platform, however details are scant and at Read More

Teenagers Trapped in Boom Lift

Teenagers Caught in Boom Lift 10-1-2014 3-25-54 PM

 Grimsby, UK Two teenagers managed to start a boom lift parked on a housing estate in Grimsby, UK, and had to be rescued from the elevated platform by the local fire service. The fire department were called out around 10:00 pm on Monday night when the two boys, one 16 Read More

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