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Where’s the Bridge?

07/21/15
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Marburg, Germany An improperly stowed loader crane struck a foot bridge in Lahntal, near Marburg, Germany yesterday. The timber transport truck, pulling a trailer was partially loaded with freshly cut trees, and was travelling with the crane partially raised over the top of the wood pile.         Read More

Loader Crane Fatality

07/20/15
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Chichester, West Sussex in the UK A man died on Saturday after the boom of his loader crane contacted overhead power lines near Chichester, West Sussex in the UK. The man, Alfie Mathews, 34, owner of ASM Driveways, Treeworks and Landscaping was collecting hay in a field with his young Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

07/20/15

 Liaocheng City in China’s Shandong Province Five people have died so far after a crane overturned in Liaocheng City in China’s Shandong Province, between Beijing and Shanghai on Saturday. The crane was working on the construction site of a chemical plant in the city, in all nine people were injured Read More

Truck Sheds 180ft Boom

07/17/15
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 Dallas, Texas A truck carrying a Genie SX180 boom lift overturned on a freeway in Dallas, Texas, yesterday shedding its load onto the central reservation. The road was closed for some time while the machine was recovered and central barrier repaired.                   Read More

Ship Crane Failure

07/11/15
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Port of Galveston, Texas Four dock workers were injured on Wednesday when a ship crane collapsed while unloading a 60 ton wind tower section at the Port of Galveston, Texas. We understand that the injures are not believed to be life threatening. The incident occurred with the Singapore registered Asia Read More

Ironworker Hurt After Falling Some 40 Feet

07/10/15
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Logan International Airport, Massachusetts A 53-year-old ironworker was critically injured Friday morning at Logan International Airport when he fell some 40 feet to the ground after a 32-ton concrete panel he was trying to secure fell from a crane hoisting it to the third floor of a parking garage under construction. Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Cameroon

07/9/15

 Cameroon, West Africa A tower crane came crashing down in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa on Tuesday, while being dismantled. Although initial reports suggested that there had been a number of fatalities, we understand that the actual casualties were one seriously injured. He was taken to hospital where he remains in Read More

Boom Truck Tips in Pittsburgh

07/6/15
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A boom truck overturned on Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to improper outrigger set up. The crane, owned by Franco Masonry, was being used to lift supplies on the roof at the Langley Hall residences when the operator slewed over the side of the truck, Read More

Loader Crane Fatality

07/1/15
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Mühlhausen, Germany A loader crane operator died on Monday in Mühlhausen – between Kassel and Leipzig – Germany after he was crushed between the crane and the controls. The man 58, worked for a recycling company and had loaded his truck from a skip at a civil engineering firm in Read More

Telehandler Electrocution

06/30/15
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 Columbus, Ohio Two men suffered severe electric shocks yesterday, when the telehandler they were working with came into contact with high-voltage power lines on an industrial park in Columbus, Ohio. Three employees of D.L. Industrial were using the telehandler to relocate an air handling unit at the factory of Rightway Read More

Truck Strikes Platform – Proves Fatal

06/30/15

Pike Township, Ohio A man working on a traffic light was badly injured yesterday when his platform was struck by a passing truck in Pike Township, Ohio, The man, Paul Vaughn, 46, of Thompson Electric, had only just set up his truck mounted lift, at the intersection and telescoped his Read More

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