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T250 P&H Tipped Over

09/20/00
Overloaded Crane Tips Due to Operator Error Australia 2000

Australia The main thing is no one was hurt, but it’s the same old story about operators that cannot read load charts correctly. He had 31 metres of hydraulic boom out with his fly jib also attached and he was working at a radius of 14 metres on his main Read More

Crane Boom Falls Across Expressway

09/20/00

Hong Kong Two drivers narrowly escaped death yesterday when a crane toppled over in high winds and smashed into their vehicles outside the Western Harbour Crossing. Siu Po-lung, 39, was hit by flying glass when the crane smashed into his goods van and came to a halt 8cm above his Read More

Power Line Accident Claims Life

09/13/00

Newport News, Virginia A cable installer who was electrocuted when he touched a high-voltage line in Fairfax County Monday morning was identified yesterday as Ricky R. Hughes, 42, of Newport News. Police said Hughes was installing cable television lines as a subcontractor for Cox Cable. About 10:30 a.m., Hughes was Read More

Athen County Tree Trimmer Dies in Accident

07/28/00

Athens, Ohio A tree trimmer was killed yesterday when part of a tree fell on him, causing massive head injuries, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office reported. Jason P. Hanson, 24, of Millfield was in a cherry picker using a chain saw to trim trees on S. Rodehaver Road near Coolville Read More

Crane Boom Fell Across Student’s Car

11/16/99

Carrollton, Texas Crane boom fell across student’s car as the student was leaving parking lot Aa 65 ton Link-Belt lattice boom truck crane had its boom fall at a local high school here, that was having a new addition added on to it. A TMS 865 Grove was dispatched to Read More

Boomed Into Power Lines Above

11/12/99

Maryville, Illinois An operator of a boom truck (electrical contractor) who was unloading a piece of equipment at Maryville Water Plant in Maryville, Illinois (just outside St. Louis) allowed his boom to contact an overhead power line. Upon contacting the line the boom truck caught fire causing second and third degree Read More

Boom Truck Accident

10/28/99
Boom Truck Accident

A boom truck tips and comes to rest on building. No injuries and virtually no damage to crane, appears that they overloaded the skip box and in conjunction with an inexperienced operator things go wrong.

More Power Lines Struck

10/22/99

High Point, North Carolina A telescopic-boom truck crane struck power lines while the operator was preparing to lift roof trusses

Three Workers Injured After Crane Topples

06/3/99

Naperville, Illinois Neighbors watched for nearly two hours as rescue workers from Naperville and other towns struggled to free a utility worker who was pinned by a boom truck that toppled beneath high-tension wires Monday afternoon in Bolingbrook. Two workers, who were connecting power cables to utility towers, crashed to Read More

Bucket Truck Operator Electrocuted

04/9/99

Last week a bucket truck operator was electrocuted when his boom came into contact with some power lines. He hung there for more than an hour before the power could be shut off. Some of the local fire and medical personnel are having a hard time coping with what they Read More

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