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Fatal Load Drop on UK Site

01/10/14

Colchester, Essex A man died yesterday on a construction site at King Edward Quay near Colchester, Essex after a load reportedly dropped from a tower crane. Details are still very vague, but the main contractor for the project – a student accommodation building for the University of Essex – JR Read More

Boom Truck Overturns

01/3/14
Boom Truck Overturns 1-2-2014 3-42-40 PM

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting roof trusses overturned onto a partially built house in the Plum area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, yesterday.                                   The crane was set up OK and the ground held firm Read More

Crane Overturns in Phuket

01/3/14
Crane Overturns in Phuket 1-9-2014 3-11-00 PM

 Phuket City, Thailand A crane overturned this morning in Phuket City, Thailand, cutting off a high voltage power line, but it is hard to see exactly what happened. The crane a 25 tonne Tadano Rough Terrain/city crane owned by Phuket Kritichai, was on tires and had its boom raised to Read More

Boom Buckles on Tree Job

01/3/14
Boom Buckles 1-9-2014 3-00-12 PM

 Surrey, UK A crane called in to remove a very large Leylandi tree, that had fallen on to a house in Redhill, Surrey, UK in this week’s storms suffered a bent boom.                                     Read More

Crane on Loader Partially Overturns

12/31/13
Crane on Loader Partially Overturns 1-2-2014 3-34-38 PM

 Las Vegas, Nevada A five axle truck crane being moved across Las Vegas on a low loader partially overturned yesterday at a busy intersection.                                 The crane is recovered The superstructure of the crane, an Read More

Crane Boom Drops Onto Turnpike

12/30/13
Crane Boom Drops onto Turnpike 1-2-2014 3-27-56 PM

Stroud, Oklahoma A lattice crane boom came down onto I-44/The Turner Turnpike near Stroud, Oklahoma – halfway between Oklahoma City and Tulsa- on Saturday. According to local feedback the incident was caused by a boom pendant cable failure to a crane working on a turnpike bridge. The boom was quickly Read More

Loader Crane Rips Out Power Lines

12/28/13
Crane Rips out Power Lines 1-2-2014 3-20-00 PM

 Shelton, Washington A slow moving train, equipped with a log loader crane, pulled out a large number of overhead power line poles as it traveled through the town of Shelton in Washington state on Thursday morning. The destruction covered a two block area and left over 700 buildings without electricity, Read More

Tower Crane Loses Jib in London

12/19/13
Tower Crane Loses Jib 12-19-2013 10-56-31 AM

 Ealing, London A luffing jib tower crane has lost its jib on a site in Ealing, London these evening, no one has been injured in the incident and we do not know if it is related to the strong gusty winds currently in the area. The crane, owned by rental Read More

Double Crane Fail

12/19/13

Tandem Lift Overturn in Caracas

12/19/13
Tandem Crane Overturns 12-19-2013 12-17-17 PM

Caracas, Venezuela We have received photographs of an incident involving two five axle All Terrain cranes in Caracas, Venezuela last Friday.                                               The overall scene The incident occurred Read More

Helicopter Rescues Crane Operator

12/18/13
Helicopter Rescues Crane Operator 12-19-2013 11-31-43 AM

 Kingston, Ontario A helicopter successfully rescued a tower crane operator in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, yesterday as a fire raged on the job site beneath him.                                             At one point Read More

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