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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

Fatal Road Accident

06/30/15
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 Nysa, Poland An articulated delivery truck carrying a boom lift in Poland, collided with a car on Saturday killing the driver. Local reports say that the man, 60, inexplicably pulled out in front of the truck transporting a boom lift owned by Mateco, causing the truck driver to swerve and Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Switzerland

06/26/15
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Zurich, Switzerland A top slewing tower crane overturned in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, landing on an occupied apartment block on the opposite side of the street.                               The tower crane had only been erected two days prior Read More

Fire Destroys Boom Truck

06/26/15
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Seattle, Washington The operator of a boom truck offloading and placing roof trusses managed to get clear of the crane as it caught fire yesterday in Seattle, Washington.                                             Read More

Fatal Fall in San Jose

06/25/15
Fatal Fall 6-26-2015 10-34-22 AM

 San Jose, California A man died after falling from the bucket of an aerial lift in San Jose, California, yesterday while converting street lighting units to LED. He appears to have been working at a height of around four to five meters or so. The man was employed by the Read More

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