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Tree Takes Out Crane

07/12/18

A truck crane overturned in North Smithfield, near Providence, Rhode Island on Monday, June 27, while lifting trees from the back yard of a home. One of the crane’s rear outriggers appears to have given way, causing the overturn. As the crane tipped over, one of the front outriggers smashed Read More

Tree Worker Fatality

07/6/18

A man who fell from a tree while removing it from the backyard of home in Rowley, Massachusetts – North West of Boston – on Thursday, June 30, has died. The man, David Bova, 34, of Meyer Tree Service was around 17 meters up working in conjunction with a crane Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn Captured on Video

06/20/18

A crawler crane rigged with long boom and jib overturned on the construction site of the new police headquarters in St Petersburg, Florida on April 5th, 2018, narrowly missing a number of men working below. The crane, a Terex branded IHI, was lifting an electric scissor lift onto the upper Read More

Three Injured in Crane Incident

06/13/18

Three men were severely injured the morning of April 11, 2018 near Nantes, France, when the crane they were working with came into contact with high voltage overhead power lines. The three axle All Terrain crane – owned by AltéAd – was working at the premises of TBM Services, a Read More

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
operator falls

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
articulating crane overturn

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

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