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Crane Lands on New Funeral Home

06/5/14
Crane Lands on Funural Home 6-6-2014 12-57-00 PM

West Fargo, North Dakota A construction crane tipped onto a funeral home under construction here on Wednesday. The crane crushed part of the west side of the building but no one was injured when it fell, according to reports. The incident was reported late Wednesday morning. Truck Utilities said that the Read More

Tower Crane Overturn

06/3/14
Tower Crane Overturn 6-4-2014 2-25-25 PM

 Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany A self-erecting tower crane lost its balance yesterday in Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany and overturned, thankfully no one was injured. Reports claim that the cause was due to a simple overload, with a concrete panel trolley’d out beyond the radius the crane could handle it. Fortunately the a Read More

A Close Call

05/26/14
A Close Call 5-30-2014 12-28-09 PM

Weinheim, Germany A self-erecting tower crane was saved from overturning by nearby trees and an observant member of the public on Thursday last week in the German town of Weinheim to the north east of Mannheim.                             Read More

Crane Overturns in Chile

05/26/14
Crane Overturns in Chile 5-30-2014 12-20-47 PM

Antofagasta, Northern Chile A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in the city of Antofagasta, Northern Chile on Saturday when the ground gave way beneath one of the outriggers.                                           Read More

Boom Truck Overturns

05/10/14
Boom Truck Overturns 5-13-2014 2-45-41 PM

Milwaukee, Wisconsin A boom truck placing building materials overturned on Milwaukee’s East Side yesterday. The crane’s boom landed on several cars completely writing-off at least one of them, and also damaged a street light and power lines.                           Read More

Swiss Overturn

05/8/14
Swiss Overturn 5-9-2014 11-53-26 AM

Southern Switzerland A Rough Terrain crane working in southern Switzerland overturned on Tuesday while trying to lift a load that was too heavy.                                     The load was clearly too heavy with this boom Read More

Boom Truck Overturns in Miami

05/6/14
Boom Truck Overturns Miami 5-7-2014 2-47-31 PM

Miami, Florida A boom truck overturned in Miami Beach yesterday, stranding the operator on the upturned vehicle. The man was operating the crane from the bed, on the side opposite the direction in which it tipped. He held on and was rescued by a fire platform. No one was injured Read More

Crane Over

05/6/14
Crane Over 5-7-2014 2-26-49 PM

Peterhead, Scotland We have received a report of a 500 ton All Terrain crane overturned this weekend in the UK.                             One of the boom sections buckled The incident occurred at the premises of Aquatic Subsea on Read More

Telehandler Overturns

04/28/14
Telehandler Overturns 5-2-2014 9-21-25 AM

San Diego, California A telehandler overturned on Saturday near San Diego, and was left hanging over Interstate 805 before it was rescued.                                       The telehander hangs over Interstate 805 The incident occurred Read More

RTGC Overturns in Melbourne

04/22/14
RT Overturn 4-25-2014 11-31-40 AM

Melbourne, Australia A Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane overturned in a Melbourne container yard yesterday, trapping the operator. Information is a little scarce, but the crane fell onto its side injuring the operator, driving the machine from its elevated cab- roughly 15 meters about the ground. He was cut out by Read More

Crane Slips Off Wind Farm Road

04/21/14
Crane Slips on Wind Farm Road 4-25-2014 10-57-56 AM

Strabane, Northern Ireland Another All Terrain crane became a casualty of narrow wind farm approach roads in Ireland last week. The crane, owned by McKinney’s Crane Hire of Strabane, Northern Ireland, was travelling to or from a remote wind farm in Croagh, County Donegal, when the edge of the road Read More

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