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March, 2015 Archive

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Tower Crane Overturns in Mannheim

03/31/15
Tower Crane Overturn 4-3-2015 4-31-47 PM

Mannheim, Germany A large self-erecting tower crane overturned onto a building in Mannheim, Germany last Thursday, narrowly missing a children’s day care center. The police suspect that the crane was overloaded when it tipped, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident, including the operator who was standing well clear Read More

Crane Overturns in Lichtenstein

03/31/15
Crane Overturns Lichtenstein 4-3-2015 4-07-28 PM

Balzers, Lichtenstein A mobile swing cab industrial crane overturned last week in Balzers, Lichtenstein, while picking & carrying a large concrete panel.                             The crane overturned sideways onto the bank The crane an 18 tonne Bollhalder Bakran Read More

Fatal Bridge Basher

03/27/15
Fatal Bridge Bash 4-3-2015 4-23-02 PM

Salado, Texas A truck transporting a telescopic boom lift in Texas, struck a bridge yesterday setting of a chain reaction, which brought a beam down onto a pick-up truck, killing the driver, Clark Davis, 32. According to police the truck, carrying a Genie boom owned by United Rentals on a Read More

Bridge launcher crane collapse

03/24/15
Bridge Launcher Collapse 3-27-2015 1-53-57 PM

Manila, Philippines A bridge launcher crane helping build a new elevated highway in Manila, the Philippines, collapsed yesterday. The 180 ton girder crane was working on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Elevated Skyway, when it dropped down into the street below, crushing four cars, but miraculously no one was hurt. Read More

Fatal Crane Jump

03/23/15
Fatal Crane Jump 3-27-2015 1-36-43 PM

 Wellington Harbor, New Zealand A man died yesterday after jumping into the water from the boom of the Hikitia floating crane in Wellington Harbor, New Zealand. It is thought that the man, 20, was inspired by a video on Facebook that showed another man successfully diving in to the water Read More

Another Crane Fire

03/21/15
Crane Fire 3-27-2015 1-23-37 PM

Forfar, Scotland A crane caught fire yesterday while travelling on the Dundee to Aberdeen road near Forfar, Scotland. The crane, a six axle unit owned by James Jack – part of the Ainscough group, was travelling north on the A90 when the fire started in the engine compartment. It took Read More

Crane Knocks Road Sign Onto Bus

03/18/15
Crane Rd Sign 3-20-2015 4-30-29 PM

Seattle, Washington Eight people were injured yesterday evening after a crane knocked a large road sign down onto a bus in Seattle. The details of what happened are not completely clear however local reports suggest a large lattice boom crawler crane was lifting steel tubes from a trailer on Highway Read More

Dropped Beam Proves Fatal

03/13/15
Dropped Beam 3-20-2015 4-37-48 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A 20 metrer steel I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil killing an elderly pedestrian.                                           Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-20-2015 4-26-00 PM

 Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Trailer Lift Breaks Free

03/11/15
Trailer Lift 3-20-2015 4-20-22 PM

 Abilene Texas A trailer lift became unhitched from the pick up pulling it in Abilene Texas, yesterday and struck a car, injuring the driver. Little information is available, apart from the fact that the trailer lift was a Bil-Jax 3632T and that the driver was not thought to be seriously Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-11-2015 9-51-32 AM

Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

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