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Truck Takes Crane Over

08/20/15
Truck Takes Crane 8-21-2015 1-19-12 PM

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China A three axle truck crane overturned in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China earlier this week while trying to recover a truck that had left the road.                                         The Read More

Fatal Boom Overturn

08/19/15
Fatal Boom 8-21-2015 1-12-24 PM

Taunton, Massachusetts A man died on Monday after the boom lift he was using overturned in Taunton, Massachusetts. The man, 48, was using a Genie 65 or 85, owned by NES, to inspect a chimney at a school in the town when it appears to have gone over backwards as Read More

Texas Crane Overturn

08/12/15
Texas Overturn 8-14-2015 2-12-51 PM

San Antonio, Texas A truck crane overturned on a highway ramp in San Antonio, Texas yesterday, while lifting a concrete lane divider barrier. The crane, a Terex T780, owned by local crane supplier Alamo was lifting the barrier with outriggers inboard and boom only very partially extended when it appears Read More

Man Killed in Tree Trimming Accident

07/30/15

NORTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. A man died after falling from a tree-trimming bucket in Bucks County. The man, who has not yet been identified by police was working in Northampton Township, Bucks County on Andrea Drive when he was thrown from the bucket he was working in. Police say the man Read More

Crane Overturn in Florida

07/23/15
Overturn in Florida 7-24-2015 1-47-27 PM

Pembroke Pines, Florida A Rough Terrain crane, lost stability yesterday while lifting roofing sheets onto the roof of a new build in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on the north east side of Miami. The crane, a 59 ton Tadano TR650XXL, owned by Sims Crane, but operated by the contractor on a Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

07/20/15

 Liaocheng City in China’s Shandong Province Five people have died so far after a crane overturned in Liaocheng City in China’s Shandong Province, between Beijing and Shanghai on Saturday. The crane was working on the construction site of a chemical plant in the city, in all nine people were injured Read More

Boom Truck Tips in Pittsburgh

07/6/15
Pittsburg Boom Tips 7-10-2015 2-04-48 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A boom truck overturned on Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to improper outrigger set up. The crane, owned by Franco Masonry, was being used to lift supplies on the roof at the Langley Hall residences when the operator slewed over the side of the truck, Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Switzerland

06/26/15
Tower Collapse Swiz 7-2-2015 12-48-03 PM

Zurich, Switzerland A top slewing tower crane overturned in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, landing on an occupied apartment block on the opposite side of the street.                               The tower crane had only been erected two days prior Read More

Another Outrigger Overturn

06/24/15
Outrigger Overturn 6-26-2015 10-01-15 AM

Bautzen, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in Bautzen, Germany yesterday when the ground gave way under one of the outriggers. The crane had driven up to a home that was being renovated and set up on the parking area without using mats. As the crane unloaded building Read More

Heavy Wind Topples Crane

06/18/15
Wind Topples Crane 6-18-2015 11-09-35 AM

 Guangxi Zhuang, China A tower crane collapsed spectacularly in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after extreme winds and torrential rains hit the area.  The 30 meter free standing saddle jib crane finally succumbed to the winds and buckled in a spectacular fashion, that captured on CCTV. Thankfully Read More

Another Overturn

06/17/15
Another Overturn 6-18-2015 11-03-11 AM

Paris, France A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday while working on a construction site at a hospital in Cergy Pointoise, on the northwest side of Paris in France. The crane was operating free on wheels and had the fly section of its main boom telescoped with the boom Read More

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