Crane Accidents

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February, 2015 Archive

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Crane Flip in Miami

Crane Flip 2-27-2015 4-38-58 PM

Miami, Florida A three axle 6×6 truck crane/boom truck flipped over onto its side in Miami yesterday. The cause is far from clear as the machine was stowed and in road going formation. If you know the cause or have any further information please do contact us. In the meantime Read More

Lucky Escape for One

Lucky Escape 2-20-2015 2-57-30 PM

 Superior, Wisconsin Two men were thrown from the platforms of the boom lifts they were working from, when an old bridge crane collapsed in Superior, Wisconsin, Yesterday. The two men, both demolition workers, were up around 23 meters preparing stress points on the crane to ensure it collapsed properly when Read More

Boom Truck Crushes Car

Boom Crush Car 2-20-2015 3-10-47 PM

Tiverton, Rhode Island A boom truck overturned in a shopping center car park in Tiverton Rhode Island yesterday, with the boom landing on a car. The crane, owned by Dion Signs, was working on the external display lighting of the Dollar general store, when it went over. The car belonged Read More

Truck Mount Incident

Truck Mount 2-20-2015 3-03-17 PM

Hamburg, Germany A man was injured last week when the platform of a truck mounted lift dropped around three to four meters to the ground in Hamburg.                                 The scene after the operator was taken Read More

Fatal Fall for Arborist

Fatal Fall 2-20-2015 3-17-19 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man trimming trees from around power lines near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fell to his death yesterday. The man, Charles Shahan, 48, who was working for Davey Tree, was carrying out the work from a bucket truck, using a pole mounted saw in Versailles, to the south east of Read More

Crane Runs Away in UK

Run Away 2-20-2015 3-27-27 PM

 Plymouth, in the south west of the UK A five axle Liebherr All Terrain crane belonging to Ainscough Crane Hire reportedly ran away while parked at a services on the A38 near Plymouth, in the south west of the UK at 7 AM this morning ending up on an embankment. Read More

Crane Overturns in to Dock

Overturn on Dock 2-20-2015 3-41-35 PM

Tamil Nadu, in Southern India A mobile crane overturned while lifting a new boat yesterday in the Indian town of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, in Southern India Three people were injured when the crane attempted to lift the 20 ton fishing boat into the sea, one is thought to have been Read More

Boom Bridge Bash

Bridge Bash 2-20-2015 3-36-01 PM

Brisbane, Australia A large boom lift came off the back of a truck in Brisbane, Australia this morning after it struck a bridge in Kangaroo Point.                                 The boom struck the overpass as it went Read More

Crane Dropped in Tandem Lift

Crane Dropped 2-13-2015 1-56-40 PM

Fremantle port in Australia Two ship cranes dropped a large mobile telescopic crane they were lifting in tandem at Fremantle port in Australia on Tuesday. The hoist rope on one of the two cranes clearly failed dropping one end of the crane which then slipped from both sets of rigging. Read More

Boom Drops on Pizza Hut

Crane drops on Pizza Hut 2-13-2015 1-51-22 PM

Barrow, Furness in the UK We have received information and a photograph of an incident in Barrow, Furness in the UK on Tuesday evening, where the superstructure of a telescopic truck mounted lift broke free from its chassis, causing the boom to drop on to the roof of a Pizza Read More

Cranes Drop Stack

Crane Drop Stack 2-13-2015 1-41-15 PM

Darwin, Australia An incident occurred at the Blaydin Point natural gas processing plant near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, last week while two cranes were installing a large exhaust stack in a tandem lift. Information is scarce, following a security clamp-down at the site, which is part of the massive Ichthys Read More

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