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Violent Storm Brings Down Tower Crane

07/9/14
Storm Brings Down Tower Crane 7-10-2014 2-03-55 PM

 North Western Bavaria An exceptionally violent storm in north western Bavaria, took down a tower crane along with a number of trees on Monday. The brief storm in the region of Cham, including the towns of Rötz, Roding and Bad Kötzting also saw hail stones the size of tennis balls Read More

Excavator Pulls Crane Over

07/9/14
Excavator Pulls Crane Over 7-10-2014 1-58-49 PM

 Alberta, Canada A Rough Terrain crane overturned at the end of May on an oil sands project north of Fort McMurray Alberta, Canada, while carrying out a tandem lift with an excavator. The crane a Grove RT875E was lifting a piling casing and was in the process of lowering it Read More

Boom Truck Shock

07/7/14
Boom Truck Shock7-10-2014 2-13-00 PM

Halifax, Nova Scotia A man was injured on Thursday after the boom truck he was operating touched overhead power lines in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over 3,000 homes and businesses were left without power for several hours. The man, 48, was conscious when the emergency services arrived, but was rushed to Read More

Fatal Fall for Window Cleaner

07/4/14
Fatal Fall for Window Cleaner7-10-2014 2-54-24 PM

Manhattan, New York A window cleaner fell to his death in midtown Manhattan yesterday, after he had climbed out of the boom lift he was using onto a ledge. Police would not confirm how far he fell, but the first ledge is around nine or 10 meters high. The man, Read More

Self-Erector Goes Over

07/4/14
Self Erector Goes Over 7-10-2014 2-40-06 PM

Geldern, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday flattening a van and narrowly missing a passing car in the German town of Geldern, north east of Duisburg. Amazingly no one was injured in the incident, the operator- using a remote controller – was some distance from the crane and the Read More

Man Thrown from Telehandler Basket

07/3/14

 Ontario, Canada A man was seriously injured on Tuesday in Ontario, Canada, after he was bounced out of a platform on the end of a telehandler. The incident occurred in Grey Highlands in the north of the province, while the man, 49, was working on a barn roof. The local Read More

Harnesses Saves Two Lives

07/2/14

Sha Tin, Hong Kong We have received reports of an incident involving a large boom lift in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, yesterday, which injured two men. The boom, a 151ft Platform Basket SEL48ALJE, (48m working height) was being used to clean and repair windows at the well-known Science Park when Read More

Near Miss as Crane Drops

07/2/14
Near Miss 7-10-2014 1-01-23 PM

Russia A man walking down a street had a near miss when a falling crane boom/tower missed him by millimeters in a Russian video. The incident was caught on camera by the dashcam of a passing bus and shows clearly what happened. We do not see what caused the crane Read More

Crane Tips

07/1/14
Crahe Tips 7-10-2014 1-23-25 PM

Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a Tadano Faun ATF80-4 owned by Meister Kran, was working on the construction of a new supermarket and was placing roofing panels at the Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Fall

06/28/14

Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, Austria A mechanic fell to his death last night while working on a tower crane in Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, between Graz and Vienna, Austria. The man, 26, and an electrician had completed his job and was climbing down the tower when he slipped or something happened, causing him to fall 16 Read More

More Power Line Incidents

06/27/14
More Power Line Incidents7-10-2014 1-49-35 PM

Carleton,Michigan and Orlando Florida A linesman was electrocuted in Carleton,Michigan, southwest of Detroit, after he contacted a high tension power line while working from an aerial work platform. George W. Ward, 54, had been a journeyman linesman for Detroit based DTE for seven years, when on June 14th he was Read More

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