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Crane Mishap in Scotland

11/1/18

A telescopic crawler crane tipped over rearwards October 19, 2018 at a site in Edinburgh, Scotland. The crane, a 100 tonne LTR1100 owned by Hawks Hire, was working on the St James Shopping center and hotel redevelopment when it seems the operator had the tracks fully retracted, over the side Read More

Fatal Crane Incident

08/21/18

A brand new 1,250 ton Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The boom, jib and derrick mast collapsed sideways striking a number of buildings and vehicles in the vicinity. A man working in the immediate Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn Captured on Video

06/20/18

A crawler crane rigged with long boom and jib overturned on the construction site of the new police headquarters in St Petersburg, Florida on April 5th, 2018, narrowly missing a number of men working below. The crane, a Terex branded IHI, was lifting an electric scissor lift onto the upper Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

05/19/15
Crane Overturn 5-22-2015 1-49-31 PM

 Crestmore, California A crane operator died last week when his crane overturned in Crestmore, near San Bernadino, California. The man, Judge W. Lightfoot, 63, a master crane operator, was operating a three axle 75 ton lattice truck crane and appears to have been free on wheels, when it went over Read More

Crawler Over

05/7/15
Crawler Over 5-8-2015 10-28-07 AM

 Basel, Switzerland A 50 ton crawler crane overturned in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The incident occurred on the site of a new treatment plant in Reinach, on the south side of the city. The crane was slewing a bundle of timber at Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn

04/14/15
Crawler Crane Over 4-15-2015 2-14-57 PM

Virginia Beach, Virginia A crawler crane flipped over backwards at a bridge site in Virginia Beach, Virginia yesterday. The crane, a somewhat dated FMC Linkbelt, belonging to McClean Contracting – the main contractor on the $79 million Lesner Bridge replacement project – was lifting a load when the ground appears Read More

Winds Overturn Crane

02/2/15
Wind Overturns Crane 2-8-2015 6-29-44 PM

 Bursa, Turkey A large crawler crane working on the new Timsah Arena Stadium, in Bursa, Turkey came down over the weekend in strong storms, killing the driver of a passing car.                                 The crane flipped Read More

Crane Slips off Truck

12/15/14
Crane Slips 1-9-2015 3-19-23 PM

 Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island The boom of a crawler crane working on a new theater in Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island, collapsed over the back of the machine this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. It looks as though either the boom luffing hoist Read More

Crawler Takes out Power Lines

07/16/14
Crawler Takes Out Power Lines 7-17-2014 2-44-12 PM

Oldenburg, Germany A lattice boom crawler crane being transported on a barge in Oldenburg, Germany has overturned after coming into contact with overhead power lines. The crane was on a barge on the river Hunte and moving down river to work on a railway bridge over the river when its Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

04/4/14
Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn 4-11-2014 11-44-00 AM

Ecorse, Michigan A crawler crane operator has died today at the Great Lakes Works of U.S.Steel in Ecorse, Michigan, after he was thrown from his crane cab after it upended. U.S. Steel spokesman Courtney Boone issued a statement stating that the incident involved a contractor’s employee. “No other injuries have Read More

Crane Slips While Loading

01/30/14
Crane Slips 1-30-2014 12-27-19 PM

Singapore A 600 ton crawler crane slipped off a truck yesterday, while being loaded in Singapore, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The crane a Terex CC2800 owned and operated by local heavy lift and crane rental company Yew Choon. It had just finished work at the new Read More

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