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Crane Slips off Truck

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

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

Loader Crane Tips in Oslo

Loader Tips 12-12-2014 1-52-54 PM

Oslo, Norway A large loader crane tipped into a building in central Oslo on Wednesday trapping one of the men working on the site.                                             The crane was lifting Read More

Crane into the Void

Crane into the Void 12-12-2014 1-29-07 PM

Haute Savoie region of France A self-erecting mobile tower crane overturned onto the roof of a famous hotel/restaurant in France on Monday, after one of its outriggers punched through the tarmac drive into an underground void.                             Read More

Two More AT Incidents

AT Incident 12-5-2014 1-51-42 PM

One in Norway and one in Germany Readers have reported two more mobile crane incidents last week, both involving four-axle All Terrain cranes, in Norway and one in Germany. In the most recent incident, a four-axle All Terrain crane owned by Sarens, occurred Monday morning on a building site in Read More

A Lucky Escape

Lucky Escape 12-5-2014 1-32-00 PM

Bolzano, Italy A crane operator had a lucky escape at the end of September when the ground gave way beneath one of his outriggers, in Bolzano, Italy, causing his four axle All Terrain to overturn.                               Read More

Training Platform Overturns

Training Platform 12-5-2014 1-12-05 PM

Clarkesville, Georgia A bucket truck used for training linesmen at North Georgia Technical College overturned yesterday near Clarkesville, Georgia. The aerial lift was being driven on the road by a student with the training instructor riding in the passenger seat. The vehicle was also towing a trailer at the time Read More

Crane Drops Boat

Crane Drops Boat 12-5-2014 1-03-18 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Auckland, New Zealand this morning dropping the boat it was lifting onto a house. No one was seriously hurt in the incident, although the crane operator was treated in hospital for what was said to be a minor leg Read More

Fatal Boom Loading

Fatal Boom Loading 12-5-2014 12-50-01 PM

 Natal, Brazil A man died earlier this month in Natal, Brazil, after a boom lift slipped off the side of a trailer, while loading it. Details on the incident are limited, however it appears Joaquim Carneiro Bastos Neto, 48, was loading the JLG boom lift on to a truck at Read More

Crane Recovery Closes Road in Scotland

Crane Recovery 12-5-2014 12-56-29 PM

Aberdeen, Scotland The B977 road near Aberdeen remains closed today as attempts to recover a toppled crane continue. The four axle All Terrain crane – thought to be a 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070 or 90 ton LTM 1090 owned by Dyce-based Brown and Co – went off the Dyce Read More

Fatal Boom Incident


Noblesville, Indiana A man died last Thursday after he was crushed between a platform and overhead catwalk at a foundry in Noblesville, Indiana. The man, Anthony J. Brock, 21, was working from a telescopic boom lift, to repair a leak inside the plant when he became trapped between the guardrail Read More

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