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Crane Topples Over

Mobile Crane Topples Over Phoenix Arizona 2000

Phoenix, Arizona The crane was on bare rental.  The company running it was moving it around the job-site when the swing lock let the crane swing to the side. The operator actually jumped out of the lower and into the upper to try to save it. He ended up riding Read More

90 Ton P&H Turned Over

90 Ton Crane Turns, Tips & Misses Power Lines

A 90 ton P&H turned over while lifting 4700 pounds at a 108′ radius. The crew could not quite reach where they had to put the load so the helper pulled the load with a tag line, which took the load out of its safe working radius, resulting in the Read More

Overturned Crane Snarls Eliot Traffic


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Crane Tips Over While Moving Home

Mobile Crane Topples While Lifting Home 2000

Spokane, Washington A crane moving a manufactured home tipped over Monday in West Spokane’s Thorpe-Westwood Neighborhood. The crane was turning the home around to put it on a foundation when it tipped. The crane operator jumped to safety before the big machine fell all the way to the ground. The Read More

Manitex Topples Over

Manitex Topples Over - Phoenix, AZ (1)

Phoenix, Arizona The crane was a 2592 Manitex, being used to set aluminum light poles, the operator set one and moved on down the street to set another. Only this time he decided not to extend the outriggers, only set the jacks. Also appears he cheated on the PAT. As Read More

Work Site Fatality Leads to Charges


Alberta, Canada Charges under Alberta?s Occupational Health and Safety Act have been laid in connection with a workplace incident that resulted in the death of one worker. Sahara Sandblasting and Painting Ltd. of Edmonton and Mr. Dave Creighton, an employee of Sahara, are charged with a total of six counts of violating Read More

William “Mickey” Johnson


Rosalia, Washington Mickey was working as a rigger and was putting away his gear when the crane turned and he was crushed between the housing and the counterweight. Mic was pronounced dead at the scene. He left behind a wife named Sandy, a step-daughter (Katie) two sons (Kaggen and Nic) Read More

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