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Fire Causes Crane Boom to Drop

08/19/16
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Boyton Beach, Florida A crawler crane caught fire yesterday in Florida and as a result dropped its lattice boom as the boom hoist and cables suffered in the blaze. The incident occurred in Boyton Beach to the north of Boca Raton, no one was injured and the boom came down Read More

Crane Fire in Germany

10/5/15

Bremerhaven, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane – pulling a two axle counterweight trailer – caught fire near Bremerhaven, Germany, early on Friday morning, causing an explosion and damage to the road surface. The 90 ton crane was traveling north on the A27 autobahn towards Cuxhaven and was between Read More

Another Crane Fire

10/1/14
Another Crane Fire 10-1-2014 3-21-12 PM

Brussels, Belgium A two axle All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday on the outer ring road around Brussels, Belgium. The crane owned by local crane rental company Kranen Michielsens pulled over onto the hard shoulder and burnt for some time before the fire service reached it. We understand that Read More

Crane Fire in Michigan

07/21/14
Crane Fire in Michigan 7-24-2014 1-54-05 PM

 Bay City, Michigan A five axle All Terrain crane caught fire on the I-75 Interstate in Bay City, Michigan, on Friday, closing two south-bound lanes for several hours. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident and the crane, owned by McNally-Nimergood Crane Rentals, was able to pull over onto Read More

What Were They Thinking?

01/21/14
What Were They Thninking 1-23-2014 2-05-24 PM

Werkendam, Netherland A truck driver travelling with a fully rigged lattice crawler crane on his trailer, was surprised last week in the Netherlands, when the crane boom caught up on a high tension overhead power line.                               Read More

Crane Fire

01/21/14
Crane Fire 1-23-2014 1-59-16 PM

 M1 Motorway in the UK A mobile crane caught fire on the M1 Motorway in the UK yesterday, blocking one lane on the northbound exit slip-road/ramp at junction 26. The photograph from the Highways Agency press release does not show what type of crane it is, and the information provided Read More

Crane Fire Closes Road

07/29/13
Crane Fire 8-2-2013 1-02-14 PM

Penrith, Cumbria UK A mobile crane caught fire yesterday near Penrith, Cumbria, in the UK causing a major road closure. The crane was travelling on the A66 road when it caught fire and burnt to a level that will probably result in it being scrapped. At this stage we understand Read More

Crane Goes Up in Flames

07/25/13
Crane Goes up in Flames 7-26-2013 2-16-25 PM

Lüneburg, German A crane caught fire whilst driving on a road to Lüneburg, German in the early hours of yesterday morning. What looks to be a 750 tonne Liebherr LG1750, owned by German based joint venture crane rental company Neeb-Schuch, was reportedly travelling on the A39 road towards Lüneburg when Read More