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Crane Accident Closes Hwy 276 in Haywood County

06/9/14
Carolina 6-12-2014 12-55-31 PM3

Haywood, North Carolina Highway 276 in Haywood County was shut down after a crane accident on Monday afternoon. Fire officials with the Caruso Fire Department said a 60-ton crane from Superior Cranes went down an embankment after taking out 200 feet of guardrail. The crane went down the embankment. Firefighters Read More

Two Shocked in Trailer Lift

06/5/14
Two Shocked Miami Florida 6-6-2014 1-14-10 PM

Miami Beach Two men working from a trailer lift in Miami Beach, Florida were badly shocked yesterday when they came into contact with an overhead power line. It is not sure if the two inadvertently touched the power line as they worked on repair work to the apartment building, or Read More

Crane Lands on New Funeral Home

06/5/14
Crane Lands on Funural Home 6-6-2014 12-57-00 PM

West Fargo, North Dakota A construction crane tipped onto a funeral home under construction here on Wednesday. The crane crushed part of the west side of the building but no one was injured when it fell, according to reports. The incident was reported late Wednesday morning. Truck Utilities said that the Read More

Crane Operator was in Cab when it Toppled into the Bay

06/5/14
Newak Bay Accident 6-12-2014 11-13-45 AM

Newark, New Jersey The operator of the crane that toppled into Newark Bay this morning has been confirmed dead, a city fire official said. Authorities have not yet publicly identified the man, whose body was pulled from the submerged crane cab this afternoon, the official, Capt. John Brown, said. Sheriff’s Read More

Two Shocked

06/4/14
Two Shocked 6-4-2014 2-32-56 PM

Sarasota, Florida Two men working in a utility bucket truck/platform were shocked and burnt yesterday in Sarasota, Florida after they came into contact with overhead power lines. The two men, one 31, the other 46, are Florida Power and Light employees were working on one set of power lines but Read More

Tower Crane Overturn

06/3/14
Tower Crane Overturn 6-4-2014 2-25-25 PM

 Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany A self-erecting tower crane lost its balance yesterday in Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany and overturned, thankfully no one was injured. Reports claim that the cause was due to a simple overload, with a concrete panel trolley’d out beyond the radius the crane could handle it. Fortunately the a Read More

Tree Service Fatality

06/2/14

Gainsville, Florida A man working for a tree service company died on Friday, in Florida, after falling from an aerial lift he was using to trim trees. The man, Eric Gillum, 39, was working at a height of around 45 feet, in Gainsville, Florida, then the boom dropped suddenly, or Read More

Crane Slips off Road

05/31/14
Crane Slips off Road 6-4-2014 1-54-09 PM

UK Several of you have emailed us to pass on the details of a widely reported traffic incident in the UK yesterday involving a mobile crane.                                     The stricken crane The crane a Read More

Two Construction Workers Killed after Falling off Crane in Winters

05/30/14
Two Workers Killed 5-30-2014 12-37-09 PM

Winters, California Two workers were killed after falling more than 50 feet from a crane at a bridge construction site Friday in Winters, authorities said.                           The bridge project over Putah Creek on Railroad Avenue connects Yolo and Solano counties. Read More

A Close Call

05/26/14
A Close Call 5-30-2014 12-28-09 PM

Weinheim, Germany A self-erecting tower crane was saved from overturning by nearby trees and an observant member of the public on Thursday last week in the German town of Weinheim to the north east of Mannheim.                             Read More

Crane Overturns in Chile

05/26/14
Crane Overturns in Chile 5-30-2014 12-20-47 PM

Antofagasta, Northern Chile A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in the city of Antofagasta, Northern Chile on Saturday when the ground gave way beneath one of the outriggers.                                           Read More

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