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Harness Saves Michigan Window Washer


Grand Haven, Michigan A man’s harness saved his life on Sunday when his boom lift went over in the town of Grand Haven, Michigan. Gregory VanCleave was employed by Fish Window Cleaning to clean the windows of the Ottawa County Courthouse. He was working on the third floor windows, using Read More

Crane Collapse Halts Metra Service for Hours


Chicago Robert Truman, of Bolingbrook, was at Chicago’s Union Station on Wednesday afternoon planning to head home on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line when he learned he would have to make new travel plans. A crane being used to install a new signal bridge over the BNSF tracks in Read More

Truck Crane Collapses on to New Jersey Home

tree brings down crane in new jersey

Neward, New Jersey Repair crews are cleaning up after a truck crane toppled over on to a home in Newark, N.J. Thursday afternoon. According to Medi Mohammadish, director of engingeering for the city of Newark, a tree removal company was cutting down a very large tree in the backyard on Read More

Crawler Crane Overturns in New Zealand

Crawler Tips at Milford Sound

Milford Sound, NZ A 55-tonne crawler crane working on a barge in Milford Sound overturned last week after the barge shifted and listed to one side. The boom of the Kobelco SK7055 caught up on a pile saving it from going into the water which is around four metres deep. Read More

3 Dead in Crane Collapse in NW China


Lanzhou, China Three workers were killed after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Northwest China’s Gansu province on Saturday, local authorities said. The accident happened at 10:45 am, when workers were dismantling a tower crane in a residential community in the city of Linxia, according to the provincial Read More

Man Falls from Aerial Lift in UK


Hertfordshire, United Kingdom A man is in critical condition after falling from an aerial lift yesterday in Chipping Hall, Hertfordshire, south of Royston in the UK. The man, said to be in his 30s, was working in the platform when something caused it to overturn, he sustained a back and Read More

Crane Overturns in Newcastle

Articulating Crane Overturns in Newcastle Australia

Newcastle, NSW, Australia An articulated crane overturned earlier this week in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. We have few details apart from the fact that it is a 25 tonne Franna owned by Borger Cranes and that it rolled while lifting on a road job in Glendale. We understand that Read More

Idaho Man Injured in Crane Accident


Blackfoot, Idaho A southern Idaho man was hospitalized after he was crushed by a shifting crane at a construction site. Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus said the 33-year-old Blackfoot man was working at the site Monday when a crane that had been loaded onto a flatbed truck shifted, pinning him Read More

Tenderloin Streets Closed After Crane Crash

Crane Accident on San Francisco Tenderloin

San Francisco, California An intersection in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood remained closed late this morning after a crane fell down earlier today, a police spokesman said. A large forklift crane fell down at the intersection of Ellis and Leavenworth streets at about 7:30 a.m., Officer Gordon Shyy said. Ellis Street Read More

Boom Collapse in Grand Cayman

Boom Tips in Grand Cayman 2012

George, Town Grand Cayman An 80ft self-propelled boom lift overturned in George, Town Grand Cayman yesterday injuring the operator. The man, 27, was using the lift, a Genie S-80, to mask-off the windows of the First Caribbean Bank in the town centre, prior to painting the building. It looks as Read More

Crane Overturns in North Carolina

Crane Overturns in North Carolina

Hendersonville, North Carolina A large boom truck overturned in the East Flat Rock area of Hendersonville North Carolina yesterday, slicing a house in two. Thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a 35 ton Altec boom truck – owned and operated by C&M Crane – was lifting trees from the Read More

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