Crane Accidents

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August, 2018 Archive

Fatal Crane Incident

08/21/18

A brand new 1,250 ton Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The boom, jib and derrick mast collapsed sideways striking a number of buildings and vehicles in the vicinity. A man working in the immediate Read More

Tree Takes Boom Truck in Chatanooga

08/20/18

A boom truck owned by a tree care company overturned onto a house in Chattanooga, Tennessee while working to remove a tree from the front yard. The crane was owned and operated by Big Woody’s Tree Service, thankfully no one was injured in the incident, although some significant damage was Read More

Lucky Escape in London

08/8/18

A slinger/signaller helping unload a truck at the site of a new high rise tower in Bishopsgate, London, UK, had a lucky escape after he was suddenly hoisted into the air by the tag line he was using in July of 2018. Captured on the CCTV system, (See video link Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

08/2/18

A crawler crane operator has died in an incident at a wind farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa over the weekend. Blattner Energy, which is currently installing turbines for MidAmerican Energy at the North English wind farm in Poweshiek County– has confirmed that a crane operator died as a result of Read More