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Boom Truck Overturn

11/6/18

A man was injured last Thursday, November 6, when a boom truck/platform he was using overturned in Homestead, on the south side of Miami, Florida. The man was operating the machine as a crane from the truck bed, using the lower controls when it tipped over, he managed to jump Read More

Tree Takes Boom Truck in Chatanooga

08/20/18

A boom truck owned by a tree care company overturned onto a house in Chattanooga, Tennessee while working to remove a tree from the front yard. The crane was owned and operated by Big Woody’s Tree Service, thankfully no one was injured in the incident, although some significant damage was Read More

Crane Brings Down Boom Lift

10/22/15

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

Truck Crane Overturn

10/8/15

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

10/5/15

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

Don’t Forget the Load

08/21/15
Bridge 8-21-2015 11-23-42 AM

Parris, France A delivery driver carrying a boom lift appeared to have forgotten his load when he passed a height warning sign, he was soon reminded as the articulated boom lift was smashed against the bridge in Paris on Wednesday morning.                   Read More

Boom Truck Tips in Pittsburgh

07/6/15
Pittsburg Boom Tips 7-10-2015 2-04-48 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A boom truck overturned on Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to improper outrigger set up. The crane, owned by Franco Masonry, was being used to lift supplies on the roof at the Langley Hall residences when the operator slewed over the side of the truck, Read More

Fire Destroys Boom Truck

06/26/15
Fire 6-26-2015 9-52-40 AM

Seattle, Washington The operator of a boom truck offloading and placing roof trusses managed to get clear of the crane as it caught fire yesterday in Seattle, Washington.                                             Read More

Overturning Boom Truck Hits Lift

06/4/15
Boom Truck Overturn 6-5-2015 1-23-02 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck. The boom truck, owned by Arader Tree Service, was apparently supporting a large tree limb while the man in the bucket truck was cutting it free, the crane Read More

Boom Truck Crushes Car

02/19/15
Boom Crush Car 2-20-2015 3-10-47 PM

Tiverton, Rhode Island A boom truck overturned in a shopping center car park in Tiverton Rhode Island yesterday, with the boom landing on a car. The crane, owned by Dion Signs, was working on the external display lighting of the Dollar general store, when it went over. The car belonged Read More

Harness Saves Life in Boom Overturn

02/4/15
Harness Saves Life 2-8-2015 6-24-45 PM

Carteret, New Jersey A boom overturned in Carteret, New Jersey (to the south of Newark near Staten Island) yesterday leaving the operator dangling from his harness. The boom is thought to have been working on a telephone mast when it overturned in the snow, throwing the man from the basket. Read More

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