Crane Accidents

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August, 2015 Archive

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Man Flipped from Platform

08/18/15
Man Flipped 8-21-2015 1-05-38 PM

Ellisville, Missouri A linesman is in serious condition after falling around five meters from a bucket truck after it was clipped by a passing truck yesterday. The man was working on overhead power lines over a road near Ellisville, Missouri, when a tractor trailer tried to pass underneath and struck Read More

Texas Crane Overturn

08/12/15
Texas Overturn 8-14-2015 2-12-51 PM

San Antonio, Texas A truck crane overturned on a highway ramp in San Antonio, Texas yesterday, while lifting a concrete lane divider barrier. The crane, a Terex T780, owned by local crane supplier Alamo was lifting the barrier with outriggers inboard and boom only very partially extended when it appears Read More

Boom Lift Fire

08/12/15
Boom Lift Fire 8-14-2015 2-07-17 PM

Wales, Australia A boom lift caught fire yesterday in the town of Casino in North East New South Wales, Australia. Two men had just started to go up in the platform to check out the floodlights at a sports field in the town, when they noticed what they described as Read More

Bucket Truck Fall

08/10/15
Bucket Truck Fall 8-14-2015 1-37-51 PM

 Boca Raton, Florida A man is said to have fallen from a utility truck in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday, while working on a building. The man was apparently working on a building in the city when he is reported to have fallen from the platform, although the only photo Read More

Dropped Steeple

08/10/15
Steeple 8-14-2015 1-55-25 PM

 Nova Scotia, Canada The boom of a crane removing a 150 year old wooden steeple from a church in Milton, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, collapsed dropping it the ground and bringing down the local power lines. The crane, a Link Belt 8690 truck crane, rented from All Erection was Read More

Climbing Collapse

08/7/15
Climbing Collapse 8-7-2015 1-35-26 PM

Melbourne, Australia A large luffing jib tower crane dropped onto the top of the lift shaft of the building it was working on this morning in Melbourne, Australia, after something failed while it was being climbed and tower sections added. The crane has remained upright and within the building, but Read More

Russian Electrocution

08/6/15
Russian Electrocusion 8-7-2015 1-43-09 PM

Krasnoyarsk, Russia The driver/operator of a loader crane burnt to death after his boom contacted high tension overhead power lines in Krasnoyarsk, central Russia, late last month. The man had been unloading building materials for a block of flats when he raised the straight telescopic boom firmly into the power Read More

Shocked Tree Trimmer

08/3/15
Shocked Tree Trimmer 8-7-2015 1-29-45 PM

Vineland, New Jersey A man trimming trees from the platform of an aerial lift was badly injured on Friday after he came into contact with overhead power lines, in Vineland, New Jersey. The man, 78, slumped over the side of the platform after getting too close to the wires, the Read More

Netherlands Cranes Collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn

08/3/15
Netherlands 8-7-2015 1-09-12 PM

River Rhine, Netherlands Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn have collapsed on to buildings with rescuers searching for victims. The amateur video showed the cranes, on a pontoon on the River Rhine, trying to hoist a section of the Read More

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