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Fatal Crane Incident

08/21/18

A brand new 1,250 ton Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The boom, jib and derrick mast collapsed sideways striking a number of buildings and vehicles in the vicinity. A man working in the immediate Read More

Tree Takes Boom Truck in Chatanooga

08/20/18

A boom truck owned by a tree care company overturned onto a house in Chattanooga, Tennessee while working to remove a tree from the front yard. The crane was owned and operated by Big Woody’s Tree Service, thankfully no one was injured in the incident, although some significant damage was Read More

Tower Crane Overturn

07/31/18

A tower crane overturned onto the roof of a house that it was helping to renovate in Neckargemünd – west of Heidelberg, Germany on Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2018. The self-erecting crane, an Arcomet T25A, was set up on the hill side and was being operated by remote control when Read More

Crane Jib Pierces Train

06/11/18

The jib of a tower crane being removed from the crane dropped onto a passing train on Saturday in Switzerland. The jib had just been lifted from of the crane when one end dropped onto the track just as a train was approaching. Fortunately, the train driver saw the jib 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

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

Lucky Escape

09/28/15
Lucky Escape 10-2-2015 1-59-34 PM

 Stockholm, Sweden The un-stowed loader crane on a refuse truck brought down a large overhead street sign gantry beam in central Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The beam landed on the truck and a car in which there were two occupants.                       Read More

Seven Die in Crane Incident

09/21/15
7 Die 10-2-2015 1-53-50 PM

Bihar Region of India Seven men were killed last Monday in the Bihar region of India, after the boom of a small crawler crane came down on them. Details are still far from clear, but we do know that the crane was on a barge below the bridge, and was 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

Virginia Bucket Truck Fatality

09/14/15
Fatal Bucket 9-18-2015 2-00-23 PM

Augusta County, Virginia A man died on Saturday after falling around 20 meters after the bucket was sheared off the boom by a cable.                                                     Read More

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