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January, 2015 Archive

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Crane Comes Down in Moscow

Crane Down in Moscow1-16-2015 3-37-00 PM

Moscow, Russia Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. The crane looks like a fairly dated bottom slewing luffing tower crane, its triangular section tower and jib blew over the back of the machine base, with part of it apparently striking Read More

Crawler Overturns in Germany

Crawler Overturn 1-16-2015 3-30-09 PM

Flensburg, Germany A crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in Janneby, near Flensburg, Germany, last Friday during severe gale force winds. The crane, a large Liebherr owned by Sarens, was fully rigged with around 100 meters of boom and back mast. All of which went over the back over Read More

Crane Rigging Fatality


Edwardsville,  Illinois A man died yesterday while helping dismantle a lattice boom crane at a site in Edwardsville, southern Illinois. Justin Jokerst, 31, was working for a subcontractor employed by Brinkmann Constructors on a new warehouse build, when he was crushed under the boom of the Grove HL150T crane as Read More

Crane Overturns on New Jersey Road Job

Crane Over New Jersey 1-16-2015 3-11-37 PM

Brick, South East New Jersey Crane operator Christopher Graham, 39, was seriously injured when his crane flipped over backwards down an embankment in Brick, South East New Jersey on Saturday.                                  The overturned crane looks Read More

Man Ejected from Platform

Man Ejected 1-9-2015 4-01-22 PM r1

Richmond, Virginia The owner of a tree and landscaping company was ejected from the lift he was using on Monday in Richmond, Virginia. Mike Witt, 43, was trimming a tree from his bucket truck at a height of around five meters, he cut the top section off the tree and Read More

Another Electrocution


Arcata, Northern California A man aged 64 was electrocuted in Arcata, Northern California, yesterday, when he took the platform he was working from too close to a set of overhead power lines. The emergency services were called to the scene at a lumber mill owned and operated by Sierra Pacific Read More

Truck Mounted Fireball

Fireball 1-9-2015 3-52-47 PM

Ourimba, Australia A truck mounted aerial lift burst into flames yesterday on the M1 motorway near Ourimba, between Sydney and Newcastle in Australia. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The unit, mounted on a four axle chassis, was owned by rental company Boom Logistics. As the machine became Read More

Bridge Bash Takes Crane

Bridge Bash 1-9-2015 3-44-19 PM

Belgium A loader crane was ripped from its truck in Belgium earlier today, when it struck a low bridge. The crane, belonging to concrete products manufacturer Grandjean-Mabegra, was delivering concrete pipes and passing through the town of Pepinster, near Liege when it struck the railway bridge.         Read More

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