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Crane Fatality in Boston

12/10/13
Crane Fatality in Boston 12-11-2013 1-36-54 PM

Boston Massachusetts A man was died after a six ton steel beam arch dropped from an overhead crane at Boston Bridge & Steel yesterday evening. The man – one of four men working in the vicinity at the time – was Marco Antonio Huezo Mancea, 46. Originally from El Salvador Read More

Floating Crane Buckles

12/10/13
Floating Crane Buckles 12-11-2013 1-21-05 PM

Zeeland, Southern Holland A floating crane working on the salvage of a sunken German mine layer from the second world war, collapsed yesterday while attempting to lift the final piece. The crane, owned by De Klerk Waterbouw, was said to be making a 100 tonne lift when an unplanned movement Read More

Mobile Tower Crane Over in Netherlands

12/2/13
It looks as though an outrigger might have sunk/punched through the road surface

Nieuwegein, Netherlands A self-erecting mobile tower crane has gone over in a shopping street in Nieuwegein, on the south side of Utrecht in the Netherlands, no one is hurt and damage is relatively minor. The incident occurred just before 8:00 this morning and thankfully the operator was on the ground, Read More

Lucky Shock Escape

11/28/13
The scene on Monday after the shocked man was dispatched to hopsital

 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia A man was resuscitated on Monday in the town of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia after he came in to contact with overhead power lines while using a truck mounted lift. The 50 year old was working for the utility company Powercor and operating one of its lifts alongside Read More

Fatal Crane Collapse at Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium

11/27/13
Fatal Crane Collapse 12-5-2013 2-06-02 PM

Sao Paulo, Brazil Two people age 40 and 42, have died, following the collapse of a crawler crane at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium which is due to host the opening ceremony for the 2014 football World Cup. The boom of the crane, a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR11350 owned Read More

Man falls after bus hits lift

11/25/13
Bus Hits Lift 12-5-2013 2-32-50 PM

Leicester, UK A man was seriously injured in Leicester, UK on Saturday, when he fell around five or six meters from the boom lift he was using, after it was struck by a bus. Details are scant but the reports we have received claim that the man was operating the Read More

Crane Goes Over on Wind Farm

11/21/13
Crane Goes over on Wind Farm 11-22-2013 11-05-33 AM

Düren-Echtz, Germany A 750 ton All Terrain crane overturned yesterday on a wind farm in Germany as it was moving – partially rigged – between turbine installation areas.                         The overturned crane The crane, a new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 Read More

Man Rescued from Scissor Lift

11/20/13

 Los Angeles, California A man operating a scissor lift at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday was rescued from a potential crushing incident by quick thinking colleagues. The man, 22, was working near Gate 83 in center of Terminal 8 – the United Airlines gates – when inadvertent operation of the Read More

Crane Fatality in Holland

11/19/13
Crane Fatality in Holland11-22-2013 11-30-26 AM

Gouda, Netherlands A crane operator died this morning in Gouderak, near Gouda, the Netherlands, after the boom of a telescopic crawler crane broke away from the superstructure. The boom twisted sideways and crashed down onto the operators cab crushing the operator.                   Read More

Two Hurt in Crane Incident

11/18/13
Two Hurt11-22-2013 11-47-17 AM

Bissen, Luxembourg Two men were seriously injured last week in the town of Bissen, Luxembourg when a mobile crane boom buckled. We have received very little information, apart from a couple of photographs and the information that it occurred last Monday. We have managed to confirm that an incident did Read More

Three Trapped in Boom Lift

11/13/13
Trapped in Lift 11-14-2013 9-40-46 AM

Greenwich, Connecticut Three men working on a facade had to be rescued from a boom lift on Monday in Greenwich, Connecticut. The machine, a Genie S-85, owned by Hertz Equipment, is said to have malfunctioned, however it was very apparent that the unit, which has a capacity of 227kg was Read More

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