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Mast Boom Incident

Mast Boom 12-5-2014 12-29-37 PM

Enfield district of Redditch, Worcestershire, UK A mast boom was reported to have overturned in a supermarket car park in the UK yesterday injuring a man. The true cause looks to have been unrelated to the machine itself. The incident occurred in the Enfield district of Redditch, Worcestershire, in the Read More

Tractor Crane Pins Operator

Crane Pins Operator11-5-2014 2-30-33 PM

 Monroe Missouri The boom of what looks like a home-made crane was blown over the back of the tractor yesterday, trapping the operator/driver in Monroe Missouri. The man, 46, was lifting trusses into place on a barn he was building when a gust of wind caught the long lattice jib Read More

Boom Lift Rocks Chimney

Boom Rocks Chimney 10-24-2014 2-04-16 PM

 Beverly, near Hull in the UK Firefighters were called out to rescue a man from a self-propelled boom lift on Saturday in Beverly, near Hull in the UK. The incident occurred at a pub – the Foresters Arms, in Beckside North – which is currently being renovated. It looks as Read More

Crane Over in North Carolina

Crane Over in NC 8-14-2014 12-08-26 PM

 Winston-Salem, North Carolina A boom truck overturned yesterday on Interstate 40 to the east of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The crane, an Elliot 26105, was apparently installing new street signs, when it went over. A larger truck crane was called into lift it Read More

Another Tree Incident

Another Tree Incidient 7-24-2014 1-30-10 PM

Marlborough, Massachusetts A boom truck overturned yesterday in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts, narrowly missing two houses as it lifted tree limbs from the back yard of a home. The boom truck, owned by Marlborough-based Monkey Men Tree Removal Services, looks to have been working with an almost fully extended Read More

Boom Lift Recovered

Boom LIft Recovered 7-24-2014 1-45-34 PM

Chicago River A boom lift has been recovered from the Chicago River after the barge it was working from sunk. The 60ft JLG 600S boom lift had been working on the Chicago Riverwalk extension project from a barge last month owned by Walsh Construction. Over the course of the night Read More

Boom Truck Shock

Boom Truck Shock7-10-2014 2-13-00 PM

Halifax, Nova Scotia A man was injured on Thursday after the boom truck he was operating touched overhead power lines in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over 3,000 homes and businesses were left without power for several hours. The man, 48, was conscious when the emergency services arrived, but was rushed to Read More

Harnesses Saves Two Lives


Sha Tin, Hong Kong We have received reports of an incident involving a large boom lift in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, yesterday, which injured two men. The boom, a 151ft Platform Basket SEL48ALJE, (48m working height) was being used to clean and repair windows at the well-known Science Park when Read More

Crane Tips

Crahe Tips 7-10-2014 1-23-25 PM

Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a Tadano Faun ATF80-4 owned by Meister Kran, was working on the construction of a new supermarket and was placing roofing panels at the Read More

30 Year Old Killed by Broken Crane at Construction Site

30 Year Old Kille by Broken Crane 6-26-2014 12-03-17 PM

Richland County, Wisconsin A Kraemer Brothers construction employee working on Ithaca High School was killed, according to a report from the Richland Sheriff’s Department. Christopher Kraemer, 30, was killed just before noon Friday. He was working on the Ithaca High School construction site when he became trapped under a crane. The Richland Read More

Boom Truck Lands on Cars

Boom Truck Lands on Cars 5-22-2014 1-06-50 PM

Milwaukee, Wisconsin A boom truck overturned in Milwaukee on Friday as it was unloading and placing steel beams and landed across four cars, one of which was occupied. The two people in the car managed to climb out of the crushed car without serious injury. Witnesses claim that a gust Read More

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