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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

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

Strong Winds Take Crane Jib

07/26/18

Strong winds took a luffing tower crane jib over the back in a Melbourne, Australia on Monday night, July 24. The crane, a Raimondi owned by sales and rental company Clark Cranes was working on a Rescom site in the Richmond area of central Melbourne when the wind caught the Read More

Fatal Fall

05/30/18

A man died earlier today after falling during the placement of beams on Sound Transit’s East Link light rail extension project from Bellevue to Redmond in Washington state. The local emergency services said that the man fell around 10 metres from a bridge support column, as it was being prepared Read More

Crane Operators to the Rescue!

05/18/16
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Sunderland, UK Two crane operators from UK rental company J Hewitt Crane Hire made the newspapers yesterday when they played a key role in the rescue of a family of three from an overturned car on the A19 road near Sunderland. Crane operator and rigger Kieran Edwards was driving the Read More

Painter Injured in Overturning Boom

10/2/15
Injury 10-2-2015 2-48-31 PM

Allentown, Pennsylvania A man painting the underside of a bridge carrying the Interstate 78 highway in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was badly injured yesterday when he managed to overturn the boom lift he was working from. The boom lift, a JLG 800 series, tipped over backwards with the man falling around 12 Read More

Trailer Crane Overturn

09/30/15
Overturn 10-2-2015 2-39-33 PM

Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium An aluminium trailer crane overturned yesterday in Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium, with the boom landing on the roof of the building it was working on. The crane, a Klaas was lifting roof tiles on to the roof of a restoration project of a commercial premises when it lost Read More

Telehandler Overturn

09/30/15
Telehandler OT 10-2-2015 2-33-53 PM

Wrexham, North Wales A telehandler overturned on Monday at a job site in Wrexham, North Wales while lifting a large steel beam. The telehandler, a mid-range JCB was working on the steel work of a new office block for the Unite Union in the town center. The boom was fully Read More

Crawler Boom Tips in Auckland

09/29/15
Auckland Crawler Tip 10-2-2015 2-17-36 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A tracked boom lift overturned at a street side building site in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier today trapping one man in the guardrails.                               The boom was apparently travelling while fully loaded and Read More

Foundation Crane Tips

09/28/15
Foundation Crane Tips 10-2-2015 2-10-30 PM

 New York City, New York An incident reported as a “construction crane going over” in New York city today did in fact involve a foundation piling rig.                                             The Read More

Lucky Escape

09/28/15
Lucky Escape 10-2-2015 1-59-34 PM

 Stockholm, Sweden The un-stowed loader crane on a refuse truck brought down a large overhead street sign gantry beam in central Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The beam landed on the truck and a car in which there were two occupants.                       Read More

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