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Crane Topples and Crushes Truck in Boston

05/16/14
Crane Topples, Crushes Truck 5-22-2014 12-03-16 PM

Boston, Massachusetts A crane tipped over in the North End Friday morning, blocking a street and leaking fuel on the road. It happened just after 11 a.m. on Commercial Street at Jackson Avenue. Two people were hurt – the crane operator and a woman who dove out of the way Read More

Boom Truck Overturns

05/10/14
Boom Truck Overturns 5-13-2014 2-45-41 PM

Milwaukee, Wisconsin A boom truck placing building materials overturned on Milwaukee’s East Side yesterday. The crane’s boom landed on several cars completely writing-off at least one of them, and also damaged a street light and power lines.                           Read More

Boom Truck Overturns in Miami

05/6/14
Boom Truck Overturns Miami 5-7-2014 2-47-31 PM

Miami, Florida A boom truck overturned in Miami Beach yesterday, stranding the operator on the upturned vehicle. The man was operating the crane from the bed, on the side opposite the direction in which it tipped. He held on and was rescued by a fire platform. No one was injured Read More

Crane Over

05/6/14
Crane Over 5-7-2014 2-26-49 PM

Peterhead, Scotland We have received a report of a 500 ton All Terrain crane overturned this weekend in the UK.                             One of the boom sections buckled The incident occurred at the premises of Aquatic Subsea on Read More

Fatal Boom Truck Overturn

04/14/14
Fatal Boom Overturn 4-18-2014 10-26-19 AM

Bourne, Massachusetts Two men died on Saturday when a boom truck with platform overturned in Bourne, Massachusetts while installing new power lines. The two men, John Loughran Jr, 34, and Joseph Boyd, 34, employees of Mass Bay Electric, which also operates the boom truck, were working on a new high-tension Read More

Boom Overturn in Germany

04/14/14
Boom Overturn 4-18-2014 10-16-59 AM

Vechta, Germany A boom lift fell onto a home in Vechta, to the south of Bremen in Germany on Saturday throwing a man from the platform and causing serious and life threatening injuries. The lift a Nifty articulated 4×4 model, was being used by the man, 53, who worked for Read More

Lift Overturn in Dublin

04/8/14
LIft Overturns Dublin 4-18-2014 10-34-39 AM

Dublin, Ireland A truck mounted platform overturned in Dublin, Ireland, recently, injuring the two men in the platform. Details of the incident have been difficult to discover, and there are still some aspects that we have been unable to confirm, including the precise date and location. We have requested information Read More

Platform Lands on Stadium

03/24/14
Platform Lands on Stadium 3-28-2014 1-39-37 PM

A platform being used by a cameraman at the Worcester Warriors Rugby Union Premier League clash with London Wasps came down onto the roof of one of the stands. The game, which was held at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on Friday night was televised live by BT Sport, when the platform Read More

Fatal Man Basket Fall

03/20/14
Fatal Man Basket Fall 3-21-2014 11-47-47 AM

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada A linesman fell to his death from a suspended man basket outside Terrace, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday while working on the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) project. Details on the incident are sparse but local reports suggest that two men, of Edmonton-based subcontractor McGregor Construction, were Read More

Tree Trimming Fatality

03/1/14

Verde, Arizona A man fell to his death from a boom lift on Thursday in camp Verde, Arizona whilst trimming trees with a chainsaw on an extended pole. The man, Jesus Maria Leon Urias, 55, was cutting the branches of pecan trees at a height of round six meters, when Read More

Fatal Boom Bus Incident

02/12/14

Los Angeles, CA The operator of a large boom lift has died after his platform was struck by a bus in Los Angeles yesterday. The incident occurred downtown, near the L.A. Convention Center, where the man, 56, was apparently working at a height of around four meters above the ground Read More

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