Crane Accidents

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June, 2016 Archive

AT Loses Tire

06/24/16
austria

Pinkafeld, Austria The driver of an All Terrain crane managed to keep his vehicle on the road after he lost a front tire between near Pinkafeld (between Graz and Vienna), Austria last Wednesday. The crane, a three axle Grove GMK belonging to rental company Prangl, suffered some minor damage to Read More

Crane Overturn Delays Refinery Sale

06/21/16
torrence ca

Torrence, California A 270 ton lattice truck crane overturned yesterday at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, near Los Angeles, California. The crane was reported to be lifting a reactor top for a 100,000 barrel a day fluidic catalytic cracking unit, although a photo we have been sent suggests that Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn in Alabama

06/17/16
alabama

Parrish, Alabama A crawler crane overturned on a highway project near the town of Parrish, northwest of Birmingham, Alabama yesterday killing the operator. The crane was working from a terrace on a sloping job site and looks as though it was preparing to tandem lift some concrete bridge beams, but Read More

Bucket Truck Collapse

06/8/16
dunn wisconsin

Dunn, Wisconsin A man was rushed to hospital in critical condition yesterday after the boom of the bucket truck he was working from is said to have ‘snapped’ in the town of Dunn, Wisconsin. The man, 50, was trimming trees in the town – which is due east of Milwaukee Read More