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May, 2015 Archive

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Large Construction Crane Topples in Santa Clara

Crane Collapse Santa Clara 5-8-2015 10-46-13 AM

Santa Clara, California A large construction crane toppled in Santa Clara along Great America Parkway. There are no reports of any injuries   The crane collapsed next to a parking garage being built and it damaged the corner of that building..                     Read More

Crane Caught in Fire

Crane Caught in Fire 5-8-2015 10-37-30 AM

Corpus Christi, Texas A crane operator had a lucky escape last week, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a hydrogen pipe failed and caught fire at a CITGO refinery. The fire quickly spread to a Rough Terrain crane which then caught fire itself. The operator was able to escape unharmed from Read More

Crawler Over

Crawler Over 5-8-2015 10-28-07 AM

 Basel, Switzerland A 50 ton crawler crane overturned in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The incident occurred on the site of a new treatment plant in Reinach, on the south side of the city. The crane was slewing a bundle of timber at Read More

Boom Overturns

Boom Overturns 5-8-2015 10-15-43 AM

Monsey, New York A boom lift overturned in Monsey, New York on Sunday evening, injuring and stranding the operator in the elevated platform.                                                   The overturned Read More

Lucky Escape in Bangkok

Lucky Escape 5-8-2015 10-05-38 AM

 Bangkok, Thailand A mobile crane overturned in Bangkok yesterday, with the boom falling across rail tracks and landing on two cars, injuring one person. The incident occurred near Don Muang train station on the north side of the city yesterday morning, the crane owned by the Italian Thai construction company, Read More

Fatal Telehandler Overturn

Fatal Overturn 5-8-2015 9-51-21 AM

Groningen in the Netherlands A man died and 11 others were injured at a vintage car rally in Oosterwolde – between Zwolle and Groningen in the Netherlands – on Saturday, when a Roto telehandler, fitted with a large work platform tipped forward while giving a group of children and adults Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

Fatal Crane Overturn 5-8-2015 9-42-14 AM

 Leipzig, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane over turned in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday morning, killing the operator and seriously injuring another. The crane, a Liebherr owned by Hamburg-based crane and heavy haulage company Thömen, was being used to dismantle a tower crane in a pedestrian area of the city Read More

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