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Big Lattice Tips in Florida

02/3/12
Crawler Crane Tips in Florida 2012

Florida Information has come in concerning a large lattice crawler crane that tipped in Hollywood Florida on Wednesday evening. The crane was either raising or lowering its boom and luffing jib when it lost stability and tipped forward. The jib came down in the middle of South 17th Avenue, which Read More

Crane Accident in Burlington County

11/10/11
Worker Struck by Crane Southampton New Jersey 2011

Southampton, New Jersey New Jersey State Police are looking into what caused a crane accident that sent one person to the hospital in Burlington County. Just after 3 p.m., a call went out over police radio for a person who hurt when a construction crane tipped over at the Southampton Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

08/30/11
Crane Tips Kills Operator Rochester 2011

Rochester Firefighters responded this afternoon for the report of a crane that tipped over with a person trapped on Brewer St. Battalion 1 went on location and confirmed a crane on its side over the river. Battalion 1 further confirmed a person trapped. After about three hours of trying to Read More

Man Dies After Mobile Crane Crash

07/22/11

A MAN died after the 15-tonne mobile crane he was driving on the D’Aguilar Highway crashed near Wamuran this morning. The mobile crane had just passed Gamgee Rd intersection when it lost control on a left hand bend and rolled about 10.30am. The driver, a 58-year-old man from Kallangur, died Read More

One Injured After Crane Accident in Pine Pass

05/10/11
Masthead Crane Accident Canada 2011

Canada A large crane truck overturned on Highway 97 about 11 o’clock Sunday morning, approximately 90 kilometers south of Chetwynd. The Chetwynd RCMP reports the driver lost control while travelling down a steep hill and collided with a cement barrier. At that point the truck overturned and travelled several hundred more feet, before coming Read More

70-foot Crane Topples Into River

04/1/11
Crane Tips at Marina St Joseph Michigan 2011

St. Joseph, Michigan Operator’s OK, but Crane’s a Total Loss The operator of a 70-foot crane that tipped over while working at Pier 33 Marina was being treated in the emergency room at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Thursday afternoon. A hospital spokeswoman said Walton “Jeff” Dohner of LaPorte, Read More

Outriggers Give Way Under Big Crane

03/24/11
Crane Outriggers Give Way Denmark  2011

Denmark A 450 tonne All Terrain crane went over on a wind farm in Denmark last week dropping the rotor blades of a turbine it was helping to repair. The crane, a Grove GMK7450 was owned by Krangården was lowering the turbine’s rotor blades to the ground on a farm Read More

Road Closed After Crane Overturns

01/26/11
Boom Truck Crane Slips Off Ridge

Marshall County, West Virgina An early morning accident left a crane overturned and a Marshall County Road shut down. The driver of a crane was trying to navigate through the windy, narrow curves of Birch Ridge Road when his crane toppled. No injuries were reported, but police said Birch Ridge Read More

Crane Accident Closes Stapley Drive in Mesa

01/3/11
Utility Boom Truck Tips in Arizona 2011

Mesa, Arizona A basket crane mounted on a utility truck tipped over while crews were working at a Mesa intersection Monday morning. It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at Inverness Avenue and Stapley Drive. Crews reportedly were taking down holiday decorations from a nearby shopping center. The truck was making Read More

Construction Crane Tips Over In Middletown

10/25/10

Middletown, Connecticut The fire department responded to a crane accident Monday morning at the site of the future Middletown Armed Forces Reserve Center at 375 Smith St. The crane tipped over around 11:45 a.m., spilling hydraulic oil and fuel oil. The operator was not injured and was able to crawl Read More

Iowa woman hospitalized after granite falls on her

10/25/10

Kvoca, Iowa A Harlan woman is recovering after a weekend accident where a large piece of granite fell on her. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the accident happened around 5 p.m. on Saturday on a construction site in Avoca. KJAN-AM reports that witnesses told police that crews were installing Read More

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