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March, 2015 Archive

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Crane Overturn in Singapore

Singapore Crane OT 3-11-2015 9-53-21 AM

Jurong area of Singapore A mobile crane overturned yesterday at a job site in the Jurong area of Singapore near the port and main industrial area of the city. The incident caused work on the site – where contractor Yong Xing Construction is building a new electrical substation – to Read More

Amazing Escape

Amazing  Escape 3-11-2015 9-54-31 AM

Hackensack, New Jersey A man was unhurt last week after the platform of his aerial lift touched an overhead power line and caught fire in Hackensack, New Jersey.                                       The rescue underway Read More

Dropped Load Proves Fatal

Dropped Load 3-6-2015 2-13-15 PM

Tromsø, Norway A man waiting in a partially lowered platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a heavy concrete panel on him at a building site in Tromsø, Norway The 19 ton lift shaft panel dropped around 12 meters, following some sort of sling or rigging failure. The Read More

Minnesota Telehandler Fatality

Telehandler Fatality 3-6-2015 2-13-55 PM

Rochester, Minnesota A man was killed on Friday when a telehandler attachment, or fork carriage, broke free and dropped on him at a hotel construction site in Rochester, Minnesota. The man, Ben Baird, 30, was standing under the CAT TL 1055 at the time, and was rushed to hospital with Read More

Boom Buckles in Oman

Boom Buckles

Oman The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while assembling/dismantling a tower crane in Oman, causing it to drop the large jib section on the construction site below. Details surrounding the incident are sparse, however a video shows the All Terrain crane lifting a large section of a tower Read More

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