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Crane Brings Down Boom Lift


Columbus, Ohio A man fell around 18 meters after the aerial lift he was working from was struck by an overturning crane yesterday in Genoa Township, on the north side of Columbus, Ohio.. The man had hooked a massive section of tree trunk to a 23 ton National 800 boom Read More

Fatal Shipyard Crane Collapse


Zhoushan, China A crane collapsed on Saturday at a ship at the Longshan Shipyard, ship repair yard in Zhoushan. China. The crane operator was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, two other men sustained serious injuries, while a fourth jumped into the sea to escape from the falling Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collision


New South Wales, Australia A truck mounted platform collided with a 4×4 this morning in Berridal, New South Wales, Australia killing the two occupants of the car – an elderly couple – and seriously injuring the driver of the platform, who was airlifted to hospital. A passenger in platform was Read More

Crane Boom Collapse in Atlanta


Atlanta, Georgia A crawler crane boom came down on the site of a multistory car park in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, yesterday. Thankfully there were no injuries. The boom of the crane – a Manitowoc owned by Buckner, the steel erecting crane and rigging company – struck a boom Read More

Man Injured In Derby Crane Accident


Derby, Connecticut A worker was injured Tuesday during a crane accident in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church on Elizabeth Street in Derby. The man suffered severe head trauma, according to Derby police spokesman Lt. Sal Frosceno. The man’s name was not released. He was taken to St. Vincent’s Read More

Dutch Crane Mess Cleared


Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands The two cranes that overturned in August in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands have now been removed. A large floating crane was brought in, along with three large telescopic All Terrains from Mammoet. The two stricken cranes were then cut into sections and Read More

Crane Operator Rescued


Stockton, California A crane operator who suffered a heart attack was rescued with the help of another tower crane in Stockton, California, yesterday. The operator’s cab was at a height of more than 60 meters. The emergency services were called by the main contractor Turner Construction Company, two firemen then Read More

Truck Crane Overturn


Bedok, Singapore A four axle truck crane working on a site in Singapore overturned on Monday afternoon possibly due to one of the outriggers being short rigged. It also looks as though the crane might have been light on counterweights. The crane, a four axle XCMG truck crane, was helping Read More

Crane Fire in Germany


Bremerhaven, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane – pulling a two axle counterweight trailer – caught fire near Bremerhaven, Germany, early on Friday morning, causing an explosion and damage to the road surface. The 90 ton crane was traveling north on the A27 autobahn towards Cuxhaven and was between Read More

Suspended Platform Collapse


Houston, Texas A man was seriously injured today after the suspended platform he was working from plummeted to the ground, possibly striking a boom lift on the way down. The local fire department was also called in to rescue two men – also working on the building – from a Read More

Painter Injured in Overturning Boom

Injury 10-2-2015 2-48-31 PM

Allentown, Pennsylvania A man painting the underside of a bridge carrying the Interstate 78 highway in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was badly injured yesterday when he managed to overturn the boom lift he was working from. The boom lift, a JLG 800 series, tipped over backwards with the man falling around 12 Read More

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