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Fatal Telehandler Overturn

05/3/15
Fatal Overturn 5-8-2015 9-51-21 AM

Groningen in the Netherlands A man died and 11 others were injured at a vintage car rally in Oosterwolde – between Zwolle and Groningen in the Netherlands – on Saturday, when a Roto telehandler, fitted with a large work platform tipped forward while giving a group of children and adults Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

05/1/15
Fatal Crane Overturn 5-8-2015 9-42-14 AM

 Leipzig, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane over turned in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday morning, killing the operator and seriously injuring another. The crane, a Liebherr owned by Hamburg-based crane and heavy haulage company Thömen, was being used to dismantle a tower crane in a pedestrian area of the city Read More

Telehandler and platform flips

04/29/15

West Fargo, North Dakota     A man was seriously injured yesterday when a telehandler fitted with a work platform overturned. The man Chad Miller, 25, in the platform at the time with a load of roof shingles. According to the local police, the CAT TH360B was working on the Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

04/22/15
FAtal Crane Overturn 4-24-2015 2-06-45 PM

Toronto, Canada A man in his 40’s was killed on a job site near Toronto, Canada, yesterday after he was struck by an overturning truck crane. The incident occurred in the Brampton area where the man’s employer Forma-Con Construction was working. The police have confirmed that the Ministry of Labor Read More

Crane Tips in Yard

04/14/15
Crane Tips 4-15-2015 2-52-53 PM

Mainz, Germany A large All Terrain owned by crane rental company Riga Mainz at its yard in Mainz, Germany, on Sunday when an employee forgot to set the outriggers. Thankfully no one was seriously injured in the incident. According to the police, an employee was cleaning the crane and slewed Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn

04/14/15
Crawler Crane Over 4-15-2015 2-14-57 PM

Virginia Beach, Virginia A crawler crane flipped over backwards at a bridge site in Virginia Beach, Virginia yesterday. The crane, a somewhat dated FMC Linkbelt, belonging to McClean Contracting – the main contractor on the $79 million Lesner Bridge replacement project – was lifting a load when the ground appears Read More

Crane Overturn in Dallas

04/7/15
Crane Over in Dallas 4-15-2015 1-49-44 PM

Dallas, Texas A four axle All Terrain crane overturned onto the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas on Friday damaging part of the building. The crane, a Grove belonging to Scharff Crane, was helping to erect a large tent for an event that the museum is organizing. The crane operator Read More

Another Tree Another Crane

04/1/15
Another Tree 4-3-2015 4-01-40 PM

Cobb County, Georgia A crane overturned yesterday in Cobb County, Georgia, to the north west of Atlanta, while lifting trees from the back yard of a home. We have few details at this stage, but the crane’s boom came down on the garage of the home slicing it off from Read More

Tower Crane Overturns in Mannheim

03/31/15
Tower Crane Overturn 4-3-2015 4-31-47 PM

Mannheim, Germany A large self-erecting tower crane overturned onto a building in Mannheim, Germany last Thursday, narrowly missing a children’s day care center. The police suspect that the crane was overloaded when it tipped, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident, including the operator who was standing well clear Read More

Crane Overturns in Lichtenstein

03/31/15
Crane Overturns Lichtenstein 4-3-2015 4-07-28 PM

Balzers, Lichtenstein A mobile swing cab industrial crane overturned last week in Balzers, Lichtenstein, while picking & carrying a large concrete panel.                             The crane overturned sideways onto the bank The crane an 18 tonne Bollhalder Bakran Read More

Crane Overturn in Singapore

03/10/15
Singapore Crane OT 3-11-2015 9-53-21 AM

Jurong area of Singapore A mobile crane overturned yesterday at a job site in the Jurong area of Singapore near the port and main industrial area of the city. The incident caused work on the site – where contractor Yong Xing Construction is building a new electrical substation – to Read More

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