Crane Accidents

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January, 2015 Archive

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Crane Outrigger Catches Cars

01/31/15
Outrigger 2-8-2015 6-46-53 PM

 Farnham, Surrey, in the UK The outrigger beam on a city type All Terrain crane badly damaged three cars as it extended while travelling to a job in Farnham, Surrey, in the UK yesterday. The crane, a two axle Demag owned by Terranova Crane Hire, was driving down a residential Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

01/31/15
Fatal Tower 2-8-2015 6-41-09 PM

Chicago, Illinois A man died yesterday in Chicago after he was crushed by a descending climbing frame, half way up a tower crane. The man, 45, was around 20 meters up the crane’s tower on a rest platform when, according to local reports, he was crushed by an ‘elevator’ as Read More

Fatal Platform Incident in UK

01/28/15

 Felixstowe, UK What at first seemed like a road accident, involving an aerial lift in Felixstowe, UK, may actually have been a work accident. Details are scarce, but local news reports claim that Douglas Skinner, 67, fell from the platform after a collision with a truck on Friday and died Read More

Fork and Pallet Goes Wrong

01/28/15
Fork and Pallett Wrong 1-30-2015 3-52-45 PM

Hamden, Connecticut A prime example of how dangerous using a forklift and pallet can be occurred on Thursday, in Hamden, Connecticut, when three men fell around six meters and ended up in hospital with serious injuries. The three, all related, were working on the roof for an Atlanta-based contractor, and Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

01/24/15
Fatal Accident 1-30-2015 3-38-20 PM

Gieten, Netherlands A crane operator died in the Netherlands yesterday after his crane plowed into a roundabout embankment in early morning fog.                         The crane plowed into an earth embankment The five axle 120 tonne crane was towing a three Read More

Loader Crane Operator Shocked

01/24/15
Loader Crane Operator Shocked 1-30-2015 3-31-53 PM

Cape Coral, Florida A loader crane operator is fighting for his life today after the boom of the articulated loader crane he was using contacted overhead power lines in Cape Coral, Florida yesterday. The man was delivering materials to the site of a new home being built in a quiet Read More

Crane Collision Closes Road

01/23/15
Crane Coillisi8on 1-30-2015 3-02-41 PM

 M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK A coach/bus clipped a city type All Terrain crane this morning as it overtook it while heading north on the M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK, blocking one lane on the section between junction five and six.       Read More

Crane Collision Closes Road

01/23/15
Crane Collision 1-23-2015 2-36-35 PM

M11 Motorway in the UK A coach collided with All Terrain crane this morning on the M11 motorway in the UK, blocking one lane on the northbound section between junction five and six. The two axle All Terrain crane – thought to be a 20 ton Kobelco RK200 owned by Read More

Crane Overturns at Mine

01/22/15
Crane Overturns at Mine 1-23-2015 2-43-42 PM

Pilbara region of Western Australia A crane overturned at the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on Tuesday, the third incident in recent months. In the latest incident a crane tipped at the construction site of the mine – which is located 115 kilometres Read More

Crane Fatality in Gabon

01/19/15

 Port Gentil in Gabon News has reached us that a man was crushed by a falling load on board a Total oil platform in the Grondin oil field off of Port Gentil in Gabon yesterday. The man was an employee of Ois Gabon, which provides a whole range of lifting Read More

Loader Crane Over in Israel

01/16/15
Crane Down Israel 1-16-2015 3-46-13 PM

Israel A loader crane overturned yesterday on a job site in Israel after failing to use suitable mats or cribbing. Few details are available of the incident, other than the images which have been sent in by an observer, however it appears the crane, an Effer loader crane mounted on Read More

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