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Fatal Crane Incident in Melbourne


One man has died and two are injured, one very seriously, after a tower crane dropped a fully loaded 53 cubic feet skip of concrete onto the men, who were working in the pour area below. The incident occurred on the site for a new 12 story apartment block on Read More

Crane Jib Pierces Train


The jib of a tower crane being removed from the crane dropped onto a passing train on Saturday in Switzerland. The jib had just been lifted from of the crane when one end dropped onto the track just as a train was approaching. Fortunately, the train driver saw the jib Read More

A Lucky Escape

Lucky Escape Wildberg 10-4-2013 11-50-18 AM

Wildberg, Germany A truck mounted lift almost ended up in the river in the small town of  Wildberg, in Germany’s Black Forest on Thursday. The 3.5 ton telescopic truck mount was in the process of being set up by contractors carrying out work on a facade, when it began to Read More

Tele Crawler Crane Overturns on Wind Farm

Telerhandler Overturns 9-19-2013 7-59-06 PM

Bad Wünnenberg, German A telescopic crawler crane working on a wind farm just outside of Bad Wünnenberg, German, overturned earlier this week while setting up or dismantling.                                     The crane went over while Read More

Rope Rescue

Aerial Lift Rescue 9-19-2013 7-22-07 PM

Butte, Montana Fire crews rescued a man stranded in a boom lift in Butte Montana, last Thursday, he was working on the head-frame of the closed Belmont copper mine. In recent years many of Butte’s dozen or so distinctive head-frames have been restored and illuminated with red LED lights, they Read More

4 Dead as Crane Collapses in Hubei


Hubei, China Four people were killed and another seriously injured in a crane collapse on Tuesday morning in central China’s Hubei Province, local authorities said. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at a construction site in the village of Shuangli, Yuanan County, sources with the county government said, Xinhua news Read More

OSHA Cites Tower Crane Company for UTD Incident

UTD Tower Crane

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) Original Story OSHA has cited Harrison Hoist of Grand Prairie, Texas with six serious safety violations for the fatal tower crane collapse at the University of Texas in July and is proposing $29,400 in fines. Harrison Hoist employees were dismantling the crane when it went Read More

NYC Tower Crane Secured

Tower Crane in NYC Secured

New York Original Story The luffing jib tower crane that was damaged in last week’s Storms has now been secured. The salvage team used a hand crank to slew the superstructure through 180 degrees so that the jib, which was pulled over the rear of the crane, faces the building. Read More

Crane Goes Over in Norway

mobile crane tips in norway

Haugesund, Norway A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. The crane operator was pulled out of the cab by work colleagues and was apparently unhurt. The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by Nordic Crane was we understand removing Read More

Exploding Crane Tyre Leaves Newfoundland Worker Critically Injured


Canada Two workers were injured, one with critical chest injuries, when a tyre blew off its rim as they were changing the tyre of a mobile crane at Moor Frost cold store on Water Street, Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Two Dead in 50-Metre Fall Dismantling Crane at Dam Site


Argentina Two Chilean workers of Rovedalla Carranza have died in a fall of some 50 metres during the dismantling of a crane at La Estrechura dam site between El Volvan and El Durazuro, 20 miles from San Luis, Argentina, where 2 other workers injured in the accident are in hospital Read More

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