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Crane Jib Pierces Train

06/11/18

The jib of a tower crane being removed from the crane dropped onto a passing train on Saturday in Switzerland. The jib had just been lifted from of the crane when one end dropped onto the track just as a train was approaching. Fortunately, the train driver saw the jib Read More

Two Injured in Crane Overturn

06/6/18

A crane operator and a homeowner were injured yesterday, in Lauderhill, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a large crane overturned onto a number of houses. The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by local rental company Sims Crane & Equipment was working with full boom extended, placing Read More

Fatal Crane Incident

06/4/18

A man working on a job site in Ermatingen – Thurgau, north east of Zurich, Switzerland died yesterday after he was hit in the head by a falling tower crane jib. The man, 56, was working on the residential building site, when the jib of a self-erecting tower crane dropped 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

Lineman Electrocuted

07/12/17

A utility company employee was electrocuted yesterday in Danville, Virginia while working from the bucket of a truck mounted aerial lift/bucket truck. The man, Samuel Thompson, 63, had been called out to check a power outage in the area, while inspecting the power lines he received a shock that was Read More

Crane Operator Falls from Crane

06/30/17
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Barrow, Cumbria A crane operator employed by subcontractor Billington Structures has fallen from his crane on the £25 million paint plant site for BAE Systems in Barrow, Cumbria being built by Sir Robert McAlpine. The man in his 40s was taken to Furness General Hospital by road ambulance following the Read More

Double Crane Fatality

03/9/17
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Tamil Nadu, India Two bystanders were killed on Friday when an articulated pick & carry crane overturned while trying to pull a crashed truck off the median of a divided highway in Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. The crane started to lift the truck when Read More

Crane Overturns in Texas

01/11/17
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Arlington, Texas A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington, Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Highway. A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Interstate 30 highway halfway between Forth Worth and Dallas. The crane, a larger Lorain, was Read More

Two Burned by Crane Shock

10/17/16
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Atlanta, Georgia A boom truck lifting roof trusses on a new housing estate/sub division building site in Forsyth County, North East of Atlanta, Georgia, touched a 115,000 volt transmission line on Wednesday, sending the power down through the crane to earth. But along the way it struck two men working Read More

Crawler Overturns on Soft Ground

10/3/16
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Plaquemine, Louisiana A 600 ton crawler crane overturned last month at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Information on this incident have only recently been received, but have now been confirmed, it seem the incident occurred on Thursday September 8th while a relatively new Liebherr LR1600 was being moved Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

08/26/16
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Béjaïa, Algeria A tower crane collapsed yesterday in the town of Béjaïa on the north coast of Algeria killing one man and seriously injuring the operator. Two other men received more minor injuries. The local police report says that the crane was 32 meters high and equipped with a 55 Read More

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