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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

Truck Driver Injured by Falling Crane

Truck Driver Killed10-1-2014 3-35-26 PM

Nome, Alaska A truck driver was seriously injured on Sunday when a Rough Terrain crane overturned at a gravel pit in Nome, Alaska. The crane boom flattened the cab of the truck causing serious spinal injuries to the driver, Bryce Warnke-Green, 25. Police are investigating the incident as an industrial Read More

Aluminium Crane Overturn

Crane Overturn 10-1-2014 3-12-49 PM

Weilerswist, South West of Cologne in Germany A truck mounted aluminium crane overturned on Tuesday in Weilerswist, south west of Cologne in Germany. The crane was being used by a roofing company with the outriggers on one side short-rigged. As the operator started packing the crane up he forgot the Read More

Crane Operator Injured

Crane Operator Injured 8-8-2014 12-18-23 PM

Grand Meadow, Minnesota An operator was injured this afternoon when his crane overturned and his cab was damaged in Grand Meadow, Minnesota The crane a 550 ton seven axle Grove GMK7550 owned by Dawes Cranes was rigged with a jib and working on a wind turbine when it went over. Read More

Self-Erector Flipped

Self Erector Flips 7-24-2014 1-18-22 PM

Edinburgh, Indiana A trailer mounted self-erecting tower crane overturned on a site in Edinburgh, Indiana, yesterday clipping the roof a nearby house and landing on a shed. The crane – a Potain Igo 13 – was working on a construction project at MA Metal when the limb of a tree Read More

Another Tree Incident

Another Tree Incidient 7-24-2014 1-30-10 PM

Marlborough, Massachusetts A boom truck overturned yesterday in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts, narrowly missing two houses as it lifted tree limbs from the back yard of a home. The boom truck, owned by Marlborough-based Monkey Men Tree Removal Services, looks to have been working with an almost fully extended Read More

Crane Operator Trapped

Crane Operator Trapped 7-24-2014 1-59-12 PM

Toronto, Canada A crane operator was trapped after the Rough Terrain crane he was operating rolled down a bank near Toronto, Canada on Thursday. The incident occurred in East Gwillimbury when the man, aged around 50, was moving the crane – a Terex RT – on Thursday evening, he was Read More

Crane Topples in Newtown

Crane Topples 7-18-2014 2-37-20 PM

Newtown, Australia Chaos on a busy inner-Sydney street has been narrowly avoided after a crane toppled on a construction site on Friday afternoon. Police say the crane was driven into a ditch, causing it to fall at the site on Alice Street in Newtown.               Read More

Crane Tips

Crahe Tips 7-10-2014 1-23-25 PM

Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a Tadano Faun ATF80-4 owned by Meister Kran, was working on the construction of a new supermarket and was placing roofing panels at the Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

Fatal Tower Crane Incident 6-12-2014 1-46-24 PM

Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland One man is dead and another seriously injured after a tower crane overturned in the town of Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland yesterday. The two men were trying to fix a problem with the crane and were both in the cab when it went over late last night. The crane, a Read More

Boom Tips in Oklahoma

Boom Tips Oklahoma 5-30-2014 11-40-02 AM

 Norman, Oklahoma A 60 foot telescopic boom lift overturned in Norman, Oklahoma, yesterday injuring the occupant. The lift a Genie S-60 owned by United Rentals, was working over the side with boom fully extended and lowered almost to its full 15.5 meters outreach, when it went over.       Read More

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