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Outrigger Issues Causes Crane Overturn

Crane Outrigger Causes Collapse New Hampshire

Newcastle, New Hampshire A crane overturned yesterday in Newcastle, New Hampshire after an outrigger jack punched through into an underground septic tank while lifting trees from the back yard of a house. The crane narrowly missed the building and we understand that no one was injured. We are told that Read More

Man Injured in Albuquerque Crane Accident

mobile crane collapse new mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico The Albuquerque Fire Department responded to a crane that accidentally tipped over and crashed into a truck at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday at 4310 Edith Blvd. One worker was hit by he crane as it tipped over. The male in his 60s was transported to UNM with Read More

Crane Crushes Fanciest Car in the Lot

car gets crushed by crane

Gits, Belgium An All Terrain crane overturned onto a rare car last week in Gits, Belgium – to the south of Brugge. Thankfully no one was injured or hurt in the incident. The crane, a 110 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 110G-5 owned by Mather crane hire of Ardooie was lifting Read More

Officials Identify Maui Worker Killed in Crane Accident


Maui, Hawaii A crane operator at a Kahului business was fatally injured this morning when the crane tipped over, crushing him beneath it, Maui police said. Police identified the victim as Ronald Nakasone, 62. Nakasone was moving equipment in the baseyard of Hawthorne Pacific Corporation, 470 Hana Highway, when the Read More

Crane Goes Over in Norway

mobile crane tips in norway

Haugesund, Norway A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. The crane operator was pulled out of the cab by work colleagues and was apparently unhurt. The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by Nordic Crane was we understand removing Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Sotogrande


Sotogrande, Spain A tower crane is reported to have collapsed near to the fairway of the Alcaidesa golf course near Sotogrande, Spain, due to neglect. No one was hurt in the incident and property damage was minor. According to local reports the crane is one of many in the area Read More

Aerial Lift Overturns in Australia


Two men were injured after their aerial lift overturned somewhere between Casino and Lismore – they were working at a height of around eight metres. They were both harnessed in and injuries are said to be limited to leg and back injuries, which while serious are not thought to be life Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse Causes Rush-hour Delays in Cyprus

tower crane collapse in cyprus

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 Tips Over at Bradenton Prep Academy

Crane Tips Over in Florida

Brandenton, Florida A crane operator is injured when his 40-ton crane tipped over on its side at a Bradenton school. It happened Wednesday around 11am at 7700 Cortez Road West. The crane was moving a shipping container at the Bradenton Prep Academy and firefighters say the 100-foot boom thankfully missed Read More

Telehandler Overturns in Sweden

Telehandler Overturns in Sweden

Stockholm, Sweeden Several readers have sent in a video of a telehandler that overturned in Sweden on Monday. The Manitou telehandler, possibly a 17.5 metre MT1840, was working on the new Maxi Ica shopping centre in Värmdö when the incident occurred. The video does not show how the operator caused Read More

Worker’s Legs Badly Broken in Vienna Crane Erection Accident


Vienna, Austria A site worker was admitted to hospital in Vienna yesterday with major fractures to both legs when a 700-Kg section of crane fell against him during the erection of the crane at a construction site on Billroth Street in the Dobling area of the city.

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