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Stolen Bucket Truck Cuts Electric

Stolen Boom Cuts Power 9-6-2013 12-57-47 PM

Queens, New York A man stole a bucket truck/aerial lift from the Queens depot of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority yesterday and on the drive home the raised boom ripped out a number of overhead power lines and poles, cutting electricity to over 6,000 people in Queens and Long Island. Read More

Big Articulated Crane Overturns

Articulating Crane Overturns Switzerland 8-27-2013 11-51-00 AM

Lupfig, Switzerland A 50 ton capacity articulated crane overturned last week while making a lift in Switzerland. The crane, a large Effer, was lifting a load onto a private house in Lupfig near Arrau, when one of the machines massive outriggers buckled causing the whole machine to tip forward. The Read More

Saved By His Harness

Saved by Harness 8-16-2013 11-07-45 AM

Longmeadow, Massachusetts A man pruning trees owes his life to the fact that he was wearing a harness with short lanyard while working from a spider type boom lift. The man was catapulted out of the lift – a 24 meter CMC spider lift – he was using on Wednesday Read More

Poor Boom Stowage Seriously Injures

Boom Storage Russia 8-16-2013 10-41-46 AM

Khabarovsk , Russia The hook of an improperly stowed telescopic loader crane seriously injured a man in Russia who had been pulled over by the police. The man was pulled over by the police for having no number plates on his car, and was standing next to the police car Read More

Boom Overturns in Oregon

Crane Over Turns in Oregon 8-15-2013 1-40-53 PM

Eugene Oregon A man was injured when a 60 ft boom lift overturned in Eugene Oregon on Friday.                                             The overturned machine was working on a new roadside electrical Read More

Boom Truck Overturned


Brooklyn, New York Two construction workers were hurt after being pinned underneath the bucket of the crane. The men were working on a very high utility pole alongside a man road, when it tipped. Fortunately both were wearing harnesses and lanyards.                   Read More

Truck mount rolls


Island Bay, New Zealand A truck mounted platform overturned as it took a bend in the road in Island Bay, just south of Wellington in New Zealand, earlier today. The driver/operator was able to climb out of the truck and was uninjured, but hydraulic fluid was spilled on the road causing it Read More

A Man Electricuted


Brisbane, Australia A man was reportedly thrown from the aerial lift he was using in Brisbane, Australia earlier today after touching overhead power lines and receiving an electric shock. The man, 25, employed by utility company Energex was apparently working on a pole replacement job and maintenance work on the Read More

Crane Collapses on Church, Injuring Two Workers


 Mount Vernon Two people suffered injuries when a crane collapsed on a church in Fairfax County, but fast action by the crane operator kept a bad situation from getting worse.                                 Jim Perkins of B&M Read More

Worker Injured When Construction Crane Collapses

Ottawa Construction Crane Collapse

Ottawa, Canada One person is in hospital after a construction crane collapsed in southeast Ottawa Wednesday afternoon. Ottawa police said they were called to the corner of Walkley Road and St. Laurent Boulevard around 2:45 p.m., where a 45-year-old male worker in the crane’s boom had been injured. Paramedics said the man Read More

Crane and Tree Come Down on Home

Boom Truck Flips Lifting Tree

Mt. Vernon, Illinois Usually, when it comes to cranes versus trees, the cranes win. Not Wednesday at Miller Lake just outside Mt. Vernon. No one was hurt when the top half of a 100-foot Ash tree and the crane used to remove it came down on the roof of one Read More

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