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Another Tele Crawler Overturn

01/10/19

A 70 ton Sennebogen 673E telescopic crawler crane tipped onto its counterweight yesterday, the third case of a telescopic crawler overturning in this way in the UK in the past two months. This particular incident is said to have occurred on a job site alongside Luton Airport where work has Read More

Crane Mishap in Scotland

11/1/18

A telescopic crawler crane tipped over rearwards October 19, 2018 at a site in Edinburgh, Scotland. The crane, a 100 tonne LTR1100 owned by Hawks Hire, was working on the St James Shopping center and hotel redevelopment when it seems the operator had the tracks fully retracted, over the side Read More

Crane Overturn

09/14/18

A large All Terrain crane overturned in the UK September, 11, at a new energy from waste installation in Kent. We understand that the crane -a Liebherr from the Ainscough fleet had – developed an issue with the cable reel for the extension over the weekend and was left in Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

08/2/18

A crawler crane operator has died in an incident at a wind farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa over the weekend. Blattner Energy, which is currently installing turbines for MidAmerican Energy at the North English wind farm in Poweshiek County– has confirmed that a crane operator died as a result of Read More

Crane Over in Houston

10/20/14
Crane Over in Houston10-24-2014 2-07-42 PM

Houston, Texas A five axle 170 ton All Terrain crane overturned on Friday in west Houston, Texas dropping its boom into the back end of a car dealership yard. The crane, a Grove GMK5225 operated by Circle 8 Crane Services of Houston, was working or setting up at a tower Read More

Two Cranes Fall in Switzerland

10/8/14
Two Cranes Fall in Switz 10-9-2014 12-28-45 PM

Switzerland Two cranes – a mobile and a tower crane – overturned this morning in a residential area in Switzerland.                                             The falling crane also damaged surrounding buildings The Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Singapore

09/30/13
Fatal Tower Singapore 10-4-2013 12-19-25 PM

Singapore A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the National Gallery site in Singapore. A third man has more minor injuries.                                             Read More

Crane Crashes into Shopping Mall

04/8/13

Johannesburg, South Africa An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of the Golden Walk shopping centre in Germiston this morning seriously injuring 25 shoppers, two of them seriously, paramedics said. The crane, a five axle Grove GMK owned by Babcock Plant, was preparing to lift an air conditioning unit  when it Read More

Crane Topples Over in UMBC Construction Area

04/3/13

CATONSVILLE, Md. The incident happened near the area of Hilltop Circle and Walker Avenue in Catonsville, where construction is under way. No one injured during incident, university officials say                                       University officials confirmed Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse Causes Rush-hour Delays in Cyprus

10/10/12
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Larnaca, Cyprus Strong winds brought a tower crane down across the main road/promenade and onto a passing car yesterday evening in Larnaca, Cyprus killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. It also damaged several parked cars. While the severe weather conditions caused the crane, which had been working on Read More

Crane Wheel Falls in Hole

09/27/12
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Hilversum, Netherlands A man using in boom lift in Hilversum, the Netherlands had a lucky escape yesterday after a wheel of his machine dropped into a void. The man was operating the Genie S-85* – rented from Gunco – just off of a busy road, working at a height of Read More

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