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Loader Crane Overturn in Hamburg

09/26/13
Crane Overturn in Hamburg10-3-2013 3-31-29 PM

Hamburg, Germany A large loader crane overturned yesterday in Hamburg, Germany with the boom landing on an occupied home. The incident occurred in Hamburg-Niendorf while a knuckle boom crane was attempting to lift a load from the back end of a building. The boom crashed through the roof of the Read More

Boom truck Crane Topples onto Detroit Garage, Knocks Out Power for 950 Homes

08/30/13
Crane Tree Incident 9-6-2013 11-59-08 AM 3

Royal Oak, Michigan A crane removing a large tree toppled onto a small garage in Royal Oak and left hundreds without power for hours, according to authorities. The crane attached to a semitrailer was cutting and removing sections of a silver maple tree that was more than 100 feet tall Read More

Big Articulated Crane Overturns

08/22/13
Articulating Crane Overturns Switzerland 8-27-2013 11-51-00 AM

Lupfig, Switzerland A 50 ton capacity articulated crane overturned last week while making a lift in Switzerland. The crane, a large Effer, was lifting a load onto a private house in Lupfig near Arrau, when one of the machines massive outriggers buckled causing the whole machine to tip forward. The Read More

Crane Tips Over, Lands on House

08/20/13
Crane Overturns on House 8-23-2013 1-14-36 PM

Tequesta, Florida A South Florida home was damaged in a crane accident Tuesday morning.                         This crane was being used to replace an air-conditioning unit when it toppled over and landed on a house. Tequesta Fire-Rescue spokesman Peter Allen said Read More

Langley Barge Tips, Crane Still on Bottom

08/18/13
Barge Dumps Crane 8-23-2013 1-43-19 PM

 Langley, Washington State The marina expansion project at South Whidbey Harbor hit a snag Wednesday after the barge used to install the pilings took on water and dumped a crane overboard. As crews from Neptune Marine prepared to install the second piling in the expansion project, a slip collar around Read More

Man Injured When Crane Tips at St. Clair Shores Marina

07/26/13
Man Ingured Crane Topples in Marina 8-2-2013 1-12-50 PM

St Clair Shores Marina,  Lake Michigan ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WJBK) – A crane operator was able to escape severe injury after his machine tipped over at a St. Clair Shores marina. The accident happed at the Island Harbor Marina along Jefferson Ave., just north of 9 Mile Road Friday Read More

Crane over in Manhattan

05/29/13
Crane Overturns NY 5-29-2013 2-18-06 PM

Manhattan, New York   A large crane fell over while doing work near the Water Club restaurant on the East River on Wednesday. No one was injured.                                               Read More

Crane Overturns in Germany

02/6/13

Hörgertshausen, Germany A 50 tonne mobile crane has overturned while lifting a garbage disposal truck in  Hörgertshausen, Germany, on Monday.The four axle Liebherr crane, owned by Beck Mainberg, had been contracted to lift the truck which had become bogged down in the grass and place it on firm ground. Reports suggest Read More

Worker Killed at Kent Road Site

10/3/12

England, UK A Highways Agency contract worker died in an accident in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a site on the A2 at Barham in Kent where  he is believed to have been struck by a crane. Work was ongoing to repair the central reservation after a lorry Read More

Worker Injured at Northumbrian Water Outfall Site

09/19/12

England, UK The HSE is investigating an accident in Hartlepool in which a 59-year old worker of Southbay Civils, subcontracted to Costain, was injured during work to upgrade a Northumbrian Water outfall pipe at a site off Mainsworth Terrace. He was struck on the back by a crane boom as Read More

Don’t Forget the Boom

03/17/12
Mobile Crane Collapse Florida 2012

Cooper City, Florida A utility/bucket truck overturned in Cooper City Florida yesterday after the operator failed to stow the boom before hitting the road. The lift headed down a multiple lane avenue and eventually struck an overhead traffic light beam, causing it to overturn. As it went over the truck Read More

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