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Boom Truck Collapse in Ohio

02/5/14
Boom Truck Collapse 2-14-2014 1-29-27 PM

Lakewood, Ohio The boom of a boom truck crashed down onto a garage in Lakewood, Ohio yesterday, there were no injuries. The crane, owned by a tree service company Jim’s All Seasons, appears to have sheared or lost all of its slew ring bolts allowing the boom and turret to Read More

Fatal Trailer Lift Incident in Cape Town

02/3/14
Fatal Trailer Lift 2-4-2014 8-54-28 AM

Cape Town, South Africa A man using a trailer mounted platform in Cape Town, South Africa died when it is thought the boom collapsed. The 31 year old man – an employee of City Flag company – was putting up flags advertising next week’s State of the Nation address by Read More

Another Overturn in Georgetown

01/25/14
Another Overturn in Georgia1-31-2014 9-41-28 AM

 Georgetown, Malaysia A second truck mounted overturn in Georgetown, Malaysia this week resulting in the death of a motorcyclist. The incident occurred earlier today when a telescopic truck mounted lift repairing street lamps lost its balance causing the boom to come down across a main road. A woman on a Read More

Boom Fails While Tree Trimming

01/21/14
Boom Fails 1-23-2014 1-38-28 PM

San Remo, Close to the Border with France A man was injured in Italy yesterday when the boom of a truck mounted lift came down from a height of around 18 meters. The incident involved a Socage DA300 series owned by Savis Platform Rentals and occurred in the Valle Armea Read More

Double Crane Fail

12/19/13

Failed Gas Tank Rescue

11/28/13
Gas Tank Rescue Fail

No real story here, not sure the origin either. Any input would be welcomed.

Firefighters to the Rescue

09/27/13
Firefighters to the Rescue 10-4-2013 12-45-23 PM

Vösendorf, Austria Another example of fire fighters being called in to rescue men trapped/stranded in a boom lift, rather than using the emergency descent procedures. Three men were trapped in a boom lift at a height of around 30 meters  in Vösendorf, Austria last night after the machine stopped working. Read More

A Lucky Escape

09/26/13
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

Crane Tips Over on Highway

09/17/13
RT Crane Overturns on Hwy 9-19-2013 7-32-39 PM

Black Canyon City, Ariz A crane tipped over on northbound Interstate 17 at milepost 247 near Bumble Bee Monday morning. The crane tipped over when crews retracted the braces in order to move it at about 2 a.m., according to Raul Garcia with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.   Read More

RT Overturns at Marina

09/7/13
RT OVERTURNS 9-10-2013 2-31-52 PM

Fall River, Massachusetts A cab down Rough Terrain crane overturned at a marina in Fall River, Massachusetts – south of Boston – yesterday. The incident occurred at the Borden Light Marina and involved the marina’s own crane a 14 ton Bucyrus Erie C-280BD from the 1970’s.  From the photos that Read More

Boom truck Crane Topples onto Detroit Garage, Knocks Out Power for 950 Homes

08/30/13
Crane Tree Incident 9-6-2013 11-59-08 AM 3

Royal Oak, Michigan A crane removing a large tree toppled onto a small garage in Royal Oak and left hundreds without power for hours, according to authorities. The crane attached to a semitrailer was cutting and removing sections of a silver maple tree that was more than 100 feet tall Read More

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