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Fatal Fall for Arborist

Fatal Fall 2-20-2015 3-17-19 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man trimming trees from around power lines near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fell to his death yesterday. The man, Charles Shahan, 48, who was working for Davey Tree, was carrying out the work from a bucket truck, using a pole mounted saw in Versailles, to the south east of Read More

Crane Runs Away in UK

Run Away 2-20-2015 3-27-27 PM

 Plymouth, in the south west of the UK A five axle Liebherr All Terrain crane belonging to Ainscough Crane Hire reportedly ran away while parked at a services on the A38 near Plymouth, in the south west of the UK at 7 AM this morning ending up on an embankment. Read More

Crane Overturns in to Dock

Overturn on Dock 2-20-2015 3-41-35 PM

Tamil Nadu, in Southern India A mobile crane overturned while lifting a new boat yesterday in the Indian town of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, in Southern India Three people were injured when the crane attempted to lift the 20 ton fishing boat into the sea, one is thought to have been Read More

Boom Bridge Bash

Bridge Bash 2-20-2015 3-36-01 PM

Brisbane, Australia A large boom lift came off the back of a truck in Brisbane, Australia this morning after it struck a bridge in Kangaroo Point.                                 The boom struck the overpass as it went Read More

Crane Dropped in Tandem Lift

Crane Dropped 2-13-2015 1-56-40 PM

Fremantle port in Australia Two ship cranes dropped a large mobile telescopic crane they were lifting in tandem at Fremantle port in Australia on Tuesday. The hoist rope on one of the two cranes clearly failed dropping one end of the crane which then slipped from both sets of rigging. Read More

Boom Drops on Pizza Hut

Crane drops on Pizza Hut 2-13-2015 1-51-22 PM

Barrow, Furness in the UK We have received information and a photograph of an incident in Barrow, Furness in the UK on Tuesday evening, where the superstructure of a telescopic truck mounted lift broke free from its chassis, causing the boom to drop on to the roof of a Pizza Read More

Cranes Drop Stack

Crane Drop Stack 2-13-2015 1-41-15 PM

Darwin, Australia An incident occurred at the Blaydin Point natural gas processing plant near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, last week while two cranes were installing a large exhaust stack in a tandem lift. Information is scarce, following a security clamp-down at the site, which is part of the massive Ichthys Read More

Boom Overturn Due to Ground

Boom Overturn 2-8-2015 6-07-45 PM

Roosendaal, the Netherlands A boom lift overturned earlier today in Roosendaal, the Netherlands when the ground – gave way under one of its wheels.                                 The machine was only partially extended         Read More

Harness Saves Life in Boom Overturn

Harness Saves Life 2-8-2015 6-24-45 PM

Carteret, New Jersey A boom overturned in Carteret, New Jersey (to the south of Newark near Staten Island) yesterday leaving the operator dangling from his harness. The boom is thought to have been working on a telephone mast when it overturned in the snow, throwing the man from the basket. Read More

Unstable Crane Closes Road

Unstable Crane 2-8-2015 6-16-26 PM

Chesterfield Virginia The boom of a lattice crawler crane threatened to come down today across a major road and power lines in Chesterfield Virginia. The crane, a Terex crawler owned by Corman Construction, was working on a road project when the boom started to go over the back. Fortunately it Read More

Winds Overturn Crane

Wind Overturns Crane 2-8-2015 6-29-44 PM

 Bursa, Turkey A large crawler crane working on the new Timsah Arena Stadium, in Bursa, Turkey came down over the weekend in strong storms, killing the driver of a passing car.                                 The crane flipped Read More

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