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April, 2015 Archive

Telehandler and platform flips

04/29/15

West Fargo, North Dakota     A man was seriously injured yesterday when a telehandler fitted with a work platform overturned. The man Chad Miller, 25, in the platform at the time with a load of roof shingles. According to the local police, the CAT TH360B was working on the Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

04/22/15
FAtal Crane Overturn 4-24-2015 2-06-45 PM

Toronto, Canada A man in his 40’s was killed on a job site near Toronto, Canada, yesterday after he was struck by an overturning truck crane. The incident occurred in the Brampton area where the man’s employer Forma-Con Construction was working. The police have confirmed that the Ministry of Labor Read More

Tower Crane Collapse

04/17/15
Tower Crane Collapse 4-24-2015 1-53-04 PM

Antwerp, Belgium A self-erecting tower crane overturned in West Malle, to the north east of Antwerp, Belgium yesterday, when the outrigger base gave way.                             The crane came down onto a truck The crane, a1983 Arcomet TZ24 Read More

Crane Tips in Yard

04/14/15
Crane Tips 4-15-2015 2-52-53 PM

Mainz, Germany A large All Terrain owned by crane rental company Riga Mainz at its yard in Mainz, Germany, on Sunday when an employee forgot to set the outriggers. Thankfully no one was seriously injured in the incident. According to the police, an employee was cleaning the crane and slewed Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn

04/14/15
Crawler Crane Over 4-15-2015 2-14-57 PM

Virginia Beach, Virginia A crawler crane flipped over backwards at a bridge site in Virginia Beach, Virginia yesterday. The crane, a somewhat dated FMC Linkbelt, belonging to McClean Contracting – the main contractor on the $79 million Lesner Bridge replacement project – was lifting a load when the ground appears Read More

Fatal Load Drop in Taiwan

04/13/15
Fatal Drop 4-15-2015 2-59-03 PM

Taiwan Four people died on Friday when the two crane tandem lift of a 43 meter long steel beam, went wrong, dropping it 12 meters into the road below. The 43 meter steel box section, said to weigh 209 tons, is part of the elevated rail track for the new Read More

Narrow Escape After Bridge Bash

04/9/15
Bridge Bash 4-15-2015 2-02-52 PM

Dulwich, South London, UK Around 90 passengers on a London commuter train had a lucky escape yesterday after a truck with a loader crane smashed into a bridge it was crossing.                                       Read More

Crane Operator Fatality

04/8/15
Crane Operator Fatality 4-15-2015 1-56-48 PM

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong A crane operator died yesterday after he was hit by a falling hook block which crashed through his cab roof in Hong Kong. The operator Wu Ka-fai, 62,was operating his crawler crane at the Pearl River bridge construction site, near the River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun, Read More

Crane Overturn in Dallas

04/7/15
Crane Over in Dallas 4-15-2015 1-49-44 PM

Dallas, Texas A four axle All Terrain crane overturned onto the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas on Friday damaging part of the building. The crane, a Grove belonging to Scharff Crane, was helping to erect a large tent for an event that the museum is organizing. The crane operator Read More

Another Tree Another Crane

04/1/15
Another Tree 4-3-2015 4-01-40 PM

Cobb County, Georgia A crane overturned yesterday in Cobb County, Georgia, to the north west of Atlanta, while lifting trees from the back yard of a home. We have few details at this stage, but the crane’s boom came down on the garage of the home slicing it off from Read More