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Boom Truck Lands on Cars

05/21/14
Boom Truck Lands on Cars 5-22-2014 1-06-50 PM

Milwaukee, Wisconsin A boom truck overturned in Milwaukee on Friday as it was unloading and placing steel beams and landed across four cars, one of which was occupied. The two people in the car managed to climb out of the crushed car without serious injury. Witnesses claim that a gust Read More

Crane Falls onto Car

05/21/14
Crane Overturns in Indianapolis 5-22-2014 12-28-01 PM

Indianapolis, Indiana A construction crane fell onto a passing car Wednesday afternoon, backing up interstate traffic. The Overturned Crane Another View of the Overturned Crane It happened on Interstate 69 near 82nd Street. Indiana State Police said the crane–mounted on the back of a truck–rolled onto its side and hit Read More

Boom Overturn in Germany

04/14/14
Boom Overturn 4-18-2014 10-16-59 AM

Vechta, Germany A boom lift fell onto a home in Vechta, to the south of Bremen in Germany on Saturday throwing a man from the platform and causing serious and life threatening injuries. The lift a Nifty articulated 4×4 model, was being used by the man, 53, who worked for Read More

Big Truck Mount Flips

03/10/14
Big Truck Mount Flips 3-14-2014 12-57-58 PM

Queensland, Australia A 70 meter truck mounted lift overturned a couple of weeks ago in Western Queensland, Australia, while travelling on a secondary road following recent heavy rains.                                 The lift overturned on soft ground Read More

Loader Crane Overturns in UK

01/22/14
Crane Loader Overturns 1-23-2014 1-13-31 PM

Bath, England A loader crane overturned while lifting a generator in the city of Bath earlier today The crane – possibly a Fassi F800XP – owned by Wheeler & Son Machinery Movers of Bridgwater, Somerset was set up with outriggers down but beams fully retracted. The arrangement clearly did not Read More

Fatal Crane Incident Chennai Metro

01/11/14
Fatal crane incident Chennai 1-16-2014 11-28-31 AM

 Chennai, India One man died and another was injured when a crawler crane overturned at a metro construction site in Saidapet, Chennai, India today.                                             The overturned crane The Read More

Crane off the Road

11/13/13
Crane off the Road 11-14-2013 9-33-12 AM

Cognac, South West France A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday on the D-149 near Cognac in South West France. The crane was apparently travelling normally on the busy road when another vehicle overtook and then braked hard, causing the crane driver to swerve. The crane, a Grove owned Read More

Two Hurt in Boom Overturn

11/8/13
Boom Overturn 11-11-2013 3-46-18 PM

Torquay, UK Two men were injured yesterday evening in Torquay, UK after they drove their articulated boom lift over a culvert cover which collapsed under the weight. The two fell around six meters or so and escaped with leg injuries, they have now been released from hospital. The incident occurred Read More

Another One for the Trees

11/7/13
Another one for the Trees 11-11-2013 4-08-54 PM

Collins, Colorado A three axle All Terrain crane went over in Fort Collins, Colorado yesterday while lifting a tree from the back yard of a home in the town.                           The crane looks to be well set up Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

10/22/13
Fatal Crane Maplewood 10-24-2013 11-13-33 AM

Maplewood, Minnesota A lattice truck crane overturned yesterday in Maplewood, near Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota trapping the crane operator in his cab.                         The overturned crane The operator Cory Lewellin, 34, was operating the crane, owned by Truck Crane Service of Read More

No Outriggers Cause Fatality

09/28/13
Outrigger Fatality 10-4-2013 12-53-06 PM

Indianapolis, Minnesota A man using a boom truck to lift a two ton generator was killed yesterday in Indianapolis, after he was crushed when the crane overturned.                                     The overturned crane The incident Read More

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