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Fire Destroys Boom Truck

06/26/15
Fire 6-26-2015 9-52-40 AM

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

Another Outrigger Overturn

06/24/15
Outrigger Overturn 6-26-2015 10-01-15 AM

Bautzen, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in Bautzen, Germany yesterday when the ground gave way under one of the outriggers. The crane had driven up to a home that was being renovated and set up on the parking area without using mats. As the crane unloaded building Read More

Heavy Wind Topples Crane

06/18/15
Wind Topples Crane 6-18-2015 11-09-35 AM

 Guangxi Zhuang, China A tower crane collapsed spectacularly in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after extreme winds and torrential rains hit the area.  The 30 meter free standing saddle jib crane finally succumbed to the winds and buckled in a spectacular fashion, that captured on CCTV. Thankfully Read More

Another Overturn

06/17/15
Another Overturn 6-18-2015 11-03-11 AM

Paris, France A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday while working on a construction site at a hospital in Cergy Pointoise, on the northwest side of Paris in France. The crane was operating free on wheels and had the fly section of its main boom telescoped with the boom Read More

Man Falls from Platform

06/17/15
Platform Fall 6-18-2015 10-57-28 AM

Jackson, Tennessee A linesman fell from the platform of the bucket truck he was working from in Jackson, Tennessee yesterday. So far no details of how he managed to fall out of the platform have been given, however it seems that the man’s injuries are not life threatening. Clearly he Read More

Another Outrigger Overturn

06/17/15
Outrigger Overturn 6-18-2015 10-44-28 AM

Bouchain, North East France A three axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in Bouchain, near Valenciennes in North East France, after the ground gave way under the outriggers on one side of the crane.                                 Read More

Crane Fatality at Penn State

06/15/15

State College, Pennsylvania A Man died on Friday evening while de-rigging a crane on the campus of Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania. The man Jerod Chapman, 29, of American Ornamental Iron, was helping de-rig the crane when another person is reported to have knocked out a pin causing part Read More

Fatal Hoist Collapse

06/13/15
Fatal Hoist 6-15-2015 1-51-28 PM

Boston, Massachusetts A passenger hoist collapsed last Thursday, while being installed on the outside of a building in North west Boston, Massachusetts. One was killed in the incident, while another was seriously injured and is in critical condition.. The installers had only installed a portion of the mast on the Read More

Fire in the Platform

06/12/15
Fire in Platform 6-15-2015 1-43-05 PM

 Anderson, South Carolina A man was trapped on the top of a large sign on Wednesday, in Anderson, South Carolina after the bucket type platform he was working in caught fire. Then man, Kevin Putman, 44, was working on the sign outside of a Dominos Pizza location, and using a Read More

Crane Over in Austin

06/10/15
Crane Over in Austin 6-11-2015 1-52-58 PM

Austin Texas A truck mounted crane overturned in Austin Texas yesterday causing damage to a building, thankfully no one was hurt in the incident and the crane was quickly recovered. We have very few details, but it seems the outriggers of the three axle truck crane were set up on Read More

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