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Runaway Crane

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A man was lucky to have escaped with his life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday after a truck crane ran away and collided with his car. The crane – a well used three axle Japanese truck crane – owned by MB Crane Trading & service, was apparently Read More

Crane Operators to the Rescue!

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Sunderland, UK Two crane operators from UK rental company J Hewitt Crane Hire made the newspapers yesterday when they played a key role in the rescue of a family of three from an overturned car on the A19 road near Sunderland. Crane operator and rigger Kieran Edwards was driving the Read More

Tower Crane Drops Jib

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Charlotte Street, London A tower crane jib came crashing down onto the building it was working on in Charlotte Street, London. We have received several reports from readers in London, one of which said that the crane lost its counterweight, although that has not been confirmed. We do know that Read More

Fire Leaves Crane Stranded

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Limeux, France A large All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday in Limeux between Amiens and Abbeville in the Somme region of North France. The crane was working on high tension pylons for the grid when the incident occurred, but was not related to the electricity as the lines had been Read More

Fatal Incident in the Netherlands

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Zevenaar, Netherlands One man is dead and another in serious condition after the van mounted lift they were working from was struck by a passing truck earlier today in Zevenaar to the south east of Arnhem, near the border with Germany. The two men are apparently employed by Olbotec, a Read More

Major Construction Crane Accident Hornsby, Sydney, Australia

Tower Crane Accident Hornby, Sydney, Australia

February 26, 2016 Neighbors to a construction site in Hornsby Australia were evacuated after a tower crane collapsed in Hornsby, a town in the northwest of Sydney. Fire and Rescue did not believe that wind was the cause at the time. Three blocks of buildings were evacuated nearby, and cranes Read More

One Dead, 3 Injured, New York City Crawler Crane Crash

Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills and Injures

In what is possibly thought to be a wind-related accident, a crawler crane that was being prepared for disassembly on top of a building in Manhattan Friday, February 5, 2016 fell to the sidewalk, killing one and injuring 3. Witnesses recording video of the crane, as it was being taken down, Read More

Telehandler Over


Melbourne, Australia We have received a report that a telehandler overturned yesterday in Melbourne, Australia, but have no details of where it occurred and what it was doing. It looks as though it might have been travelling up a slope with a fully extended boom when it overturned. We do Read More

Tower Crane Jib Down in Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv, Israel The luffing jib of an out of service tower crane blew over the back of the superstructure in strong winds in Tel Aviv, Israel this morning. The storm caused extensive damage in the area, uprooting trees and taking overhead power lines down. Thankfully no one was hurt Read More

Loader Crane Over in Manchester


Manchester, England An articulated loader crane overturned while carrying out a lift at a pub in Manchester on Thursday night. The crane, mounted on a articulated truck/tractor trailer, was delivering a large advertising hording, it had lifted it clear of the trailer slewed over the side and was moving it Read More

Lucky Escape in Crane Brake Failure


Oradell, New Jersey A truck mounted crane overturned onto parked cars yesterday in Oradell, near Newark, New Jersey. The crane, a top end boom truck with cab, on a three axle chassis, is owned by Leons Crane Service, and was driving down a hill towards the town’s health center, when Read More

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