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Foundation Crane Tips

09/28/15
Foundation Crane Tips 10-2-2015 2-10-30 PM

 New York City, New York An incident reported as a “construction crane going over” in New York city today did in fact involve a foundation piling rig.                                             The Read More

Lucky Escape

09/28/15
Lucky Escape 10-2-2015 1-59-34 PM

 Stockholm, Sweden The un-stowed loader crane on a refuse truck brought down a large overhead street sign gantry beam in central Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The beam landed on the truck and a car in which there were two occupants.                       Read More

Seven Die in Crane Incident

09/21/15
7 Die 10-2-2015 1-53-50 PM

Bihar Region of India Seven men were killed last Monday in the Bihar region of India, after the boom of a small crawler crane came down on them. Details are still far from clear, but we do know that the crane was on a barge below the bridge, and was Read More

Self-Erector Tips

09/21/15
Self Erector Flips 10-2-2015 1-34-48 PM

Ingolstadt, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto the building that it had been working on in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Friday. We understand that the crane was in the process of being removed, retracted in preparation for removal from site when the incident occurred. It looks as though the outriggers Read More

Virginia Bucket Truck Fatality

09/14/15
Fatal Bucket 9-18-2015 2-00-23 PM

Augusta County, Virginia A man died on Saturday after falling around 20 meters after the bucket was sheared off the boom by a cable.                                                     Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Overturn

09/11/15
Rough Terrain OT 9-11-2015 3-16-57 PM

Dayton, Ohio A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio while pouring concrete injuring the operator. The crane looks to have its outriggers properly extended, but we understand that one of them was set up on soft ground which subsided causing the crane to lose stability as it Read More

Wind Crawler Overturn

09/11/15
Wind Crawler 9-11-2015 3-03-48 PM

North West Germany A narrow track crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in the Emsland region of North West Germany yesterday as it traveled between turbines. We are not quite sure which crane it was, local reports suggest it was a 200 ton telescopic, while others say a 500 Read More

65 Deaths in Tower Crane Collapse

09/11/15
Tower Collapse 9-11-2015 2-54-44 PM

Saudi Arabia A luffing jib tower crane has collapsed onto the Grand Mosque – the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, according to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defence Force.    The report says that 65 worshipers have died and 154 have been injured in the incident. The crane is almost certainly one Read More

Electrical Subcontractor Electrocuted

09/10/15
Electrocuted 9-11-2015 2-48-57 PM

Tampa, Florida A man working with a subcontractor for Tampa Electric Company in Florida was electrocuted yesterday after touching a live overhead power line while working from a bucket truck. The man was working for SPE Utility Contractors which was contracted to carry out maintenance work in the suburb of Read More

Leaving the Platform Proves Fatal

09/8/15
Fatal Platform 9-11-2015 2-42-25 PM

Exeter, Devon, UK Two UK companies have been found a total of £435,000 following a fatal fall when a man climbed out of a boom lift to carry out a job. The incident, occurred in Exeter, Devon, in November 2011, when glazing specialist London Fenestration Trades, working for contractor Sir Read More

Crane Causes Building Collapse

09/3/15
Building Collapse 9-4-2015 2-08-31 PM

Smithfield, Rhode Island A crane placing steel-work apparently caused the collapse of a steel structure at Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, on Tuesday injuring six men and crushing two boom lifts and a telehandler. According to one of the steel erectors, the incident occurred when the operator of truck crane, Read More

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