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‘Crane Overturn’ Archive

Crawler Overturns on Soft Ground


Plaquemine, Louisiana A 600 ton crawler crane overturned last month at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Information on this incident have only recently been received, but have now been confirmed, it seem the incident occurred on Thursday September 8th while a relatively new Liebherr LR1600 was being moved Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn in Alabama


Parrish, Alabama A crawler crane overturned on a highway project near the town of Parrish, northwest of Birmingham, Alabama yesterday killing the operator. The crane was working from a terrace on a sloping job site and looks as though it was preparing to tandem lift some concrete bridge beams, but Read More

Telehandler Over


Melbourne, Australia We have received a report that a telehandler overturned yesterday in Melbourne, Australia, but have no details of where it occurred and what it was doing. It looks as though it might have been travelling up a slope with a fully extended boom when it overturned. We do Read More

Crane Brings Down Boom Lift


Columbus, Ohio A man fell around 18 meters after the aerial lift he was working from was struck by an overturning crane yesterday in Genoa Township, on the north side of Columbus, Ohio.. The man had hooked a massive section of tree trunk to a 23 ton National 800 boom Read More

Dutch Crane Mess Cleared


Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands The two cranes that overturned in August in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands have now been removed. A large floating crane was brought in, along with three large telescopic All Terrains from Mammoet. The two stricken cranes were then cut into sections and Read More

Crane Overturn Crushes Van

Crane Crashes on Car8-9-2013 4-35-05 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A mobile crane overturned in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday while lifting steel bars, its jib came down on a parked van. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The crane, working with main boom and A-Frame jib was said to have been overloaded as it lifted Read More

Rail Crane Overturn

Rail Crane Overturn Switzerland 7-15-2013 10-23-19 AM

Kirow, Switzerland A large Kirow rail crane overturned onto a passing passenger train on Saturday on the edge of Zurich Oerlikon railway station in Switzerland. One of the rail workers was slightly injured in the incident.                             Read More