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June, 2015 Archive

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Crane Fatality at Penn State


State College, Pennsylvania A Man died on Friday evening while de-rigging a crane on the campus of Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania. The man Jerod Chapman, 29, of American Ornamental Iron, was helping de-rig the crane when another person is reported to have knocked out a pin causing part Read More

Fatal Hoist Collapse

Fatal Hoist 6-15-2015 1-51-28 PM

Boston, Massachusetts A passenger hoist collapsed last Thursday, while being installed on the outside of a building in North west Boston, Massachusetts. One was killed in the incident, while another was seriously injured and is in critical condition.. The installers had only installed a portion of the mast on the Read More

Fire in the Platform

Fire in Platform 6-15-2015 1-43-05 PM

 Anderson, South Carolina A man was trapped on the top of a large sign on Wednesday, in Anderson, South Carolina after the bucket type platform he was working in caught fire. Then man, Kevin Putman, 44, was working on the sign outside of a Dominos Pizza location, and using a Read More

Crane Over in Austin

Crane Over in Austin 6-11-2015 1-52-58 PM

Austin Texas A truck mounted crane overturned in Austin Texas yesterday causing damage to a building, thankfully no one was hurt in the incident and the crane was quickly recovered. We have very few details, but it seems the outriggers of the three axle truck crane were set up on Read More

Tower Crane Overturns

Self Erector Falls 6-11-2015 2-00-00 PM

Liege, Belgium A self-erecting tower crane overturned on a house building project in Liege, Belgium on Monday, two building workers received minor injuries from flying debris as the crane struck the building. The crane went over sideways as it lost stability, no details as to whether the collapse was caused Read More

Fatal Outrigger Strike

Fatal Outrigger -11-2015 1-43-58 PM

 Manchester, England A loader crane outrigger which extended while the truck it was on drove through a residential area struck and killed a pedestrian in Altrincham, near Manchester, England on Thursday. The truck, a two axle flat-bed owned by Liverpool-based Blok N Mesh was carrying pedestrian barriers when one of Read More

A Bridge Too Far

Bridge Too Far 6-5-2015 1-35-54 PM

New South Wales, Australia We have just heard of an incident in early May in which a bridge in New South Wales, Australia, collapsed when a four axle All Terrain crane tried to cross it. The wooden bridge near Coffs Harbour in the North of the state, was apparently structurally Read More

Bucket Truck Drops Tree Trimmer

Bucket Drops Trimmer 6-5-2015 1-29-08 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man was seriously injured yesterday after a lift cylinder on a truck mounted lift failed, dropping the bucket to the ground. The man, Joe Henry, 41, was working from a 2006 Altec lift in the Springdale area of Pittsburgh when the rod on the main lift cylinder Read More

Overturning Boom Truck Hits Lift

Boom Truck Overturn 6-5-2015 1-23-02 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck. The boom truck, owned by Arader Tree Service, was apparently supporting a large tree limb while the man in the bucket truck was cutting it free, the crane Read More

Platform Hit by Truck

Platform Hit 6-5-2015 11-56-14 AM

 Hartford, Connecticut A man was taken to hospital yesterday after the platform he was working from was hit by a large articulated truck yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred on Interstate 91 near Rocky Hill just south of Hartford, Connecticut. The platform, a 13 meter Utem Skytel mounted on a pick Read More

Load Dropped in New York

Drop Load NY 6-5-2015 11-41-46 AM

 Manhattan, New York A large mobile crane dropped its load yesterday in central Manhattan, New York after part of the load rigging failed. The load was being lifted by a 500 ton Liebherr All Terrain owned by Bay Crane and was rigged with around 50 meters of main boom and Read More

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