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Mobile Tower Crane Incident in London

11/27/18

The jib of a Spierings mobile self erecting tower crane broke free and dropped onto the job site where it was working, in London, UK, Wednesday, November 21. Thankfully no was injured in the incident and damage was light. We understand that the cause of the incident was due to Read More

Boom Truck Overturn

11/6/18

A man was injured last Thursday, November 6, when a boom truck/platform he was using overturned in Homestead, on the south side of Miami, Florida. The man was operating the machine as a crane from the truck bed, using the lower controls when it tipped over, he managed to jump Read More

Crane Mishap in Scotland

11/1/18

A telescopic crawler crane tipped over rearwards October 19, 2018 at a site in Edinburgh, Scotland. The crane, a 100 tonne LTR1100 owned by Hawks Hire, was working on the St James Shopping center and hotel redevelopment when it seems the operator had the tracks fully retracted, over the side Read More