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Mobile Tower Crane Incident in London

11/27/18

The jib of a Spierings mobile self erecting tower crane broke free and dropped onto the job site where it was working, in London, UK, Wednesday, November 21. Thankfully no was injured in the incident and damage was light. We understand that the cause of the incident was due to Read More

Boom Truck Overturn

11/6/18

A man was injured last Thursday, November 6, when a boom truck/platform he was using overturned in Homestead, on the south side of Miami, Florida. The man was operating the machine as a crane from the truck bed, using the lower controls when it tipped over, he managed to jump Read More

Crane Mishap in Scotland

11/1/18

A telescopic crawler crane tipped over rearwards October 19, 2018 at a site in Edinburgh, Scotland. The crane, a 100 tonne LTR1100 owned by Hawks Hire, was working on the St James Shopping center and hotel redevelopment when it seems the operator had the tracks fully retracted, over the side Read More

Fatal Traffic Accident

09/25/18

A mobile crane clipped a vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of a highway in Melbourne, Australia. The incident occurred September 20, 2018 on the M80 Western ring road, when a truck pulled over onto the hard shoulder and the two occupants got out to check the load. A five Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Melbourne

09/19/18

One man has died and two are injured, one very seriously, after a tower crane dropped a fully loaded 53 cubic feet skip of concrete onto the men, who were working in the pour area below. The incident occurred on the site for a new 12 story apartment block on Read More

Crane Overturn

09/14/18

A large All Terrain crane overturned in the UK September, 11, at a new energy from waste installation in Kent. We understand that the crane -a Liebherr from the Ainscough fleet had – developed an issue with the cable reel for the extension over the weekend and was left in Read More

Crane Operator Fatality

09/5/18

A tower crane operator was discovered on August 23 on a site in Vienna, Austria, a day after he had collapsed. It seems that the man – a Hungarian national aged 62, had collapsed the day before some 40 meters above the ground, either in his cab, or more likely Read More

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

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