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Dropped Beam Proves Fatal

03/13/15
Dropped Beam 3-20-2015 4-37-48 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A 20 metrer steel I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil killing an elderly pedestrian.                                           Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-20-2015 4-26-00 PM

 Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Trailer Lift Breaks Free

03/11/15
Trailer Lift 3-20-2015 4-20-22 PM

 Abilene Texas A trailer lift became unhitched from the pick up pulling it in Abilene Texas, yesterday and struck a car, injuring the driver. Little information is available, apart from the fact that the trailer lift was a Bil-Jax 3632T and that the driver was not thought to be seriously Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-11-2015 9-51-32 AM

Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line 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

Amazing Escape

03/9/15
Amazing  Escape 3-11-2015 9-54-31 AM

Hackensack, New Jersey A man was unhurt last week after the platform of his aerial lift touched an overhead power line and caught fire in Hackensack, New Jersey.                                       The rescue underway Read More

Dropped Load Proves Fatal

03/4/15
Dropped Load 3-6-2015 2-13-15 PM

Tromsø, Norway A man waiting in a partially lowered platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a heavy concrete panel on him at a building site in Tromsø, Norway The 19 ton lift shaft panel dropped around 12 meters, following some sort of sling or rigging failure. The Read More

Minnesota Telehandler Fatality

03/4/15
Telehandler Fatality 3-6-2015 2-13-55 PM

Rochester, Minnesota A man was killed on Friday when a telehandler attachment, or fork carriage, broke free and dropped on him at a hotel construction site in Rochester, Minnesota. The man, Ben Baird, 30, was standing under the CAT TL 1055 at the time, and was rushed to hospital with Read More

Boom Buckles in Oman

03/2/15
Boom Buckles

Oman The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while assembling/dismantling a tower crane in Oman, causing it to drop the large jib section on the construction site below. Details surrounding the incident are sparse, however a video shows the All Terrain crane lifting a large section of a tower Read More

Crane Flip in Miami

02/26/15
Crane Flip 2-27-2015 4-38-58 PM

Miami, Florida A three axle 6×6 truck crane/boom truck flipped over onto its side in Miami yesterday. The cause is far from clear as the machine was stowed and in road going formation. If you know the cause or have any further information please do contact us. In the meantime Read More

Lucky Escape for One

02/20/15
Lucky Escape 2-20-2015 2-57-30 PM

 Superior, Wisconsin Two men were thrown from the platforms of the boom lifts they were working from, when an old bridge crane collapsed in Superior, Wisconsin, Yesterday. The two men, both demolition workers, were up around 23 meters preparing stress points on the crane to ensure it collapsed properly when Read More

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