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Crawler Crane Overturn Captured on Video

06/20/18

A crawler crane rigged with long boom and jib overturned on the construction site of the new police headquarters in St Petersburg, Florida on April 5th, 2018, narrowly missing a number of men working below. The crane, a Terex branded IHI, was lifting an electric scissor lift onto the upper Read More

Two Injured in Crane Overturn

06/6/18

A crane operator and a homeowner were injured yesterday, in Lauderhill, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a large crane overturned onto a number of houses. The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by local rental company Sims Crane & Equipment was working with full boom extended, placing Read More

Double Crane Fatality

03/9/17
articulating crane overturn

Tamil Nadu, India Two bystanders were killed on Friday when an articulated pick & carry crane overturned while trying to pull a crashed truck off the median of a divided highway in Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. The crane started to lift the truck when Read More

Crane Overturns in Texas

01/11/17
arlington

Arlington, Texas A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington, Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Highway. A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Interstate 30 highway halfway between Forth Worth and Dallas. The crane, a larger Lorain, was Read More

Crawler Overturns on Soft Ground

10/3/16
louisianna

Plaquemine, Louisiana A 600 ton crawler crane overturned last month at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Information on this incident have only recently been received, but have now been confirmed, it seem the incident occurred on Thursday September 8th while a relatively new Liebherr LR1600 was being moved 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

Crane Roll

05/31/16
scotland roll

Scotland, A six axle All Terrain crane left a single track road and rolled into a field in Scotland earlier this week So far we have been unable to trace the exact location of the incident, which involved a six axle Liebherr All Terrain owned and operated by Ainscough Crane Read More

Telehandler Over

10/27/15

Melbourne, Australia We have received a report that a telehandler overturned yesterday in Melbourne, Australia, but have no details of where it occurred and what it was doing. It looks as though it might have been travelling up a slope with a fully extended boom when it overturned. We do Read More

Loader Crane Over in Manchester

10/26/15

Manchester, England An articulated loader crane overturned while carrying out a lift at a pub in Manchester on Thursday night. The crane, mounted on a articulated truck/tractor trailer, was delivering a large advertising hording, it had lifted it clear of the trailer slewed over the side and was moving it Read More

Man Killed in Tree Trimming Accident

07/30/15

NORTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. A man died after falling from a tree-trimming bucket in Bucks County. The man, who has not yet been identified by police was working in Northampton Township, Bucks County on Andrea Drive when he was thrown from the bucket he was working in. Police say the man Read More

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