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Crane Overturns on New Jersey Road Job

01/12/15
Crane Over New Jersey 1-16-2015 3-11-37 PM

Brick, South East New Jersey Crane operator Christopher Graham, 39, was seriously injured when his crane flipped over backwards down an embankment in Brick, South East New Jersey on Saturday.                                  The overturned crane looks Read More

Man Ejected from Platform

01/8/15
Man Ejected 1-9-2015 4-01-22 PM r1

Richmond, Virginia The owner of a tree and landscaping company was ejected from the lift he was using on Monday in Richmond, Virginia. Mike Witt, 43, was trimming a tree from his bucket truck at a height of around five meters, he cut the top section off the tree and Read More

Another Electrocution

01/7/15

Arcata, Northern California A man aged 64 was electrocuted in Arcata, Northern California, yesterday, when he took the platform he was working from too close to a set of overhead power lines. The emergency services were called to the scene at a lumber mill owned and operated by Sierra Pacific Read More

Truck Mounted Fireball

01/6/15
Fireball 1-9-2015 3-52-47 PM

Ourimba, Australia A truck mounted aerial lift burst into flames yesterday on the M1 motorway near Ourimba, between Sydney and Newcastle in Australia. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The unit, mounted on a four axle chassis, was owned by rental company Boom Logistics. As the machine became Read More

Bridge Bash Takes Crane

01/5/15
Bridge Bash 1-9-2015 3-44-19 PM

Belgium A loader crane was ripped from its truck in Belgium earlier today, when it struck a low bridge. The crane, belonging to concrete products manufacturer Grandjean-Mabegra, was delivering concrete pipes and passing through the town of Pepinster, near Liege when it struck the railway bridge.         Read More

Crane Overturns in New Jersey

12/30/14
Crane OT New Jersey 1-9-2015 3-28-14 PM

 Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey A Rough Terrain crane overturned yesterday in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, seriously injuring a man on site.                                         The operator was thrown from the cab Read More

Crane slips off Truck

12/24/14
Crane Slips 1-9-2015 3-38-05 PM

Jacksonville, Florida A large All Terrain crane was dumped on its side outside the port in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday after it came off a low loader as the driver performed a U-Turn after being refused entrance. The crane had apparently been repaired and refurbished in the area and was due Read More

Telecom Man Shocked

12/16/14
Man Shocked 12-19-2014 12-06-08 PM

Tuscarora Township,  Pennsylvania A man is in hospital today in Pennsylvania after he came in to contact with an overhead power line last night. The man was installing a high speed data line from a the platform of a ‘bucket truck’ near Tuscarora Township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania when his head Read More

Crane lips into ditch

12/16/14
Crane in Ditch12-19-2014 11-46-40 AM

Scotland A three axle All Terrain crane overturned earlier this month on a remote road in Scotland. The crane, a 55 tonne Liebherr All Terrain crane owned by Ainscough Crane Hire, was travelling down the narrow track when it appears to have got to close to the edge of road, Read More

Crane Slips off Truck

12/15/14
Crane Slips 1-9-2015 3-19-23 PM

 Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island The boom of a crawler crane working on a new theater in Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island, collapsed over the back of the machine this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. It looks as though either the boom luffing hoist Read More

Marriage Proposal Goes Wrong

12/13/14
Marriage Gone Wrong12-19-2014 12-18-55 PM

IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands A man proposing to his girlfriend from a man-basket in the town of IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands, was lucky to escape with his life earlier today when the crane and man basket overturned as he approached her bedroom Read More

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