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Painter Injured in Overturning Boom

10/2/15
Injury 10-2-2015 2-48-31 PM

Allentown, Pennsylvania A man painting the underside of a bridge carrying the Interstate 78 highway in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was badly injured yesterday when he managed to overturn the boom lift he was working from. The boom lift, a JLG 800 series, tipped over backwards with the man falling around 12 Read More

Trailer Crane Overturn

09/30/15
Overturn 10-2-2015 2-39-33 PM

Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium An aluminium trailer crane overturned yesterday in Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium, with the boom landing on the roof of the building it was working on. The crane, a Klaas was lifting roof tiles on to the roof of a restoration project of a commercial premises when it lost Read More

Telehandler Overturn

09/30/15
Telehandler OT 10-2-2015 2-33-53 PM

Wrexham, North Wales A telehandler overturned on Monday at a job site in Wrexham, North Wales while lifting a large steel beam. The telehandler, a mid-range JCB was working on the steel work of a new office block for the Unite Union in the town center. The boom was fully Read More

Crawler Boom Tips in Auckland

09/29/15
Auckland Crawler Tip 10-2-2015 2-17-36 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A tracked boom lift overturned at a street side building site in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier today trapping one man in the guardrails.                               The boom was apparently travelling while fully loaded and Read More

Foundation Crane Tips

09/28/15
Foundation Crane Tips 10-2-2015 2-10-30 PM

 New York City, New York An incident reported as a “construction crane going over” in New York city today did in fact involve a foundation piling rig.                                             The Read More

Self-Erector Tips

09/21/15
Self Erector Flips 10-2-2015 1-34-48 PM

Ingolstadt, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto the building that it had been working on in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Friday. We understand that the crane was in the process of being removed, retracted in preparation for removal from site when the incident occurred. It looks as though the outriggers Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Overturn

09/11/15
Rough Terrain OT 9-11-2015 3-16-57 PM

Dayton, Ohio A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio while pouring concrete injuring the operator. The crane looks to have its outriggers properly extended, but we understand that one of them was set up on soft ground which subsided causing the crane to lose stability as it Read More

Wind Crawler Overturn

09/11/15
Wind Crawler 9-11-2015 3-03-48 PM

North West Germany A narrow track crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in the Emsland region of North West Germany yesterday as it traveled between turbines. We are not quite sure which crane it was, local reports suggest it was a 200 ton telescopic, while others say a 500 Read More

Crane Causes Building Collapse

09/3/15
Building Collapse 9-4-2015 2-08-31 PM

Smithfield, Rhode Island A crane placing steel-work apparently caused the collapse of a steel structure at Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, on Tuesday injuring six men and crushing two boom lifts and a telehandler. According to one of the steel erectors, the incident occurred when the operator of truck crane, Read More

Boom Truck Overturn

08/28/15
Boom Overturn 8-28-2015 4-12-56 PM

 Hollywood, Florida A boom truck overturned onto an apartment block in Hollywood, Florida, yesterday due to poor outrigger set up/soft ground.                               The boom came down onto the roof of the building The crane owned and Read More

Fatal Underbridge Inspection

08/27/15
Fatal Under Bridge 8-28-2015 4-04-34 PM

 West Hartford, Connecticut A man died yesterday in West Hartford, Connecticut as he slewed his platform over the barrier of the bridge.  The truck and the man, William Shook, 43, were left hanging precariously over the edge of the bridge on I-84. According to a Department of Transportation spokesman, Shook Read More

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