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Fatal Fall for Crane Operator

Fatal Fall 11-19-2014 3-10-03 PM

Sydney, Australia A crane operator died after suffering a heart attack as he climbed a tower crane in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. The man, Martin Hall, 66, was standing in for a colleague, and was climbing down from the cab of the luffing jib tower crane, when he is said Read More

Stuck Against the Wall

Stuck 11-19-2014 3-29-38 PM

 Windsor, Ontario, Canada A man working from a boom lift at the Hiram Walker distillery in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, had to be rescued, by the emergency services yesterday, after he became stuck by allowing the platform to press against the wall of the building, possibly activating an interlock, or simply Read More

Load Drops on Operator


Graz, Austria A loader crane operator was seriously injured yesterday in Graz, Austria, while loading his truck with formwork elements. The man, 29, had lifted the two formwork panels down from the first floor of a building in the Jacomi region of the city, and swung them over the top Read More

Loader Crane Thief Electrocuted

Loader Thief11-19-2014 3-16-19 PM

Sydney, Australia A man who is believed to have stolen a truck and loader crane was found electrocuted early this morning in Marsden Park, Sydney, Australia. The police were informed of an abandoned truck, when they checked it out they noticed that the boom was in contact with some live Read More

Crane Tips in North Carolina

Crane Tips NC 11-19-2014 3-02-24 PM

Durham , North Carolina A truck crane overturned yesterday in Durham , North Carolina, while working on a larger billboard. One of the outriggers on the crane, a four axle Link-Belt, looks to have sank into the ground causing it to overturn. It was being used by Duke Energy to Read More

Roto Telehandler Overturn

Roto Telehandler 11-12-2014 3-48-39 PM

Stuttgart, Germany A 360 degree telehandler overturned in Kernen, near Stuttgart, Germany yesterday after the ground gave way beneath one of its outriggers. The machine, a large Merlo Roto owned by telehandler and access rental company Induma Rent was working with a suspended load at the towns new community center. Read More

Fatal Boom Failure

Fatal Boom Error 11-19-2014 2-54-53 PM

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man died in an incident with a vehicle mounted aerial lift near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yesterday. The man,Paul Reese, 54, an employee of American Tree Service, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, was trimming trees from a truck mounted lift at a cemetery in Zelienople – North of Pittsburgh – when Read More

Another Ground Incident

Ground Incident 11-12-2014 3-27-01 PM

Hengelo, Netherlands A 3.5 ton truck mounted lift overturned in Hengelo, Netherlands yesterday after one of its outrigger jacks broke through the bricks on the sidewalk/pavement.                                   The machine’s outrigger punched through the paved Read More

Crane Closes Road

Crane Closes Road 11-12-2014 3-12-43 PM

Lorena, Texas A truck crane caused a major traffic backup in Lorena, to the south of Waco, Texas, yesterday, closing Interstate 35 while it was recovered. We are not quite sure what happened, we were told that the crane became stuck and started to overturn in the soft ground. Two Read More

Driving Truck + Raised boom = Overturn

Driving Truck Raised Boom 11-12-2014 2-15-55 PM

 Maynardville, Tennessee A man trimming trees for a utility company in Maynardville, Tennessee overturned the utility truck/platform he was using yesterday, after he decided to drive it with the boom raised. The raised boom became caught up in the overhead wires, which was enough to pull the machine over. He Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn in South Africa

Fatal Crawler S Africa11-5-2014 3-07-54 PM

Upington, South Africa A large lattice boomed crawler crane overturned in South Africa yesterday killing two and injuring four others. The crane was working on a construction site of a new solar power plant, around 40 kms from the town of Upington in the Northern Cape, when it went over Read More

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