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Crane Drops Boat

Crane Drops Boat 12-5-2014 1-03-18 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Auckland, New Zealand this morning dropping the boat it was lifting onto a house. No one was seriously hurt in the incident, although the crane operator was treated in hospital for what was said to be a minor leg Read More

Truck Mount Crane Overturns in Finland


Mikkeli, Finland A large truck mounted lift overturned in Eastern Finland on Friday injuring three men. The men were working on power lines near Mikkeli, to the north east of Helsinki, they were said to be around 40 metres up when the outriggers sank into the soft ground causing the Read More

Tree Cutter Injured When Boom Falls on Home, Garage


Spotswood, New Jersey A worker for Central Jersey Tree Experts was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick on Monday after he was thrown from a crane being used to cut down a tree on a South Street resident’s property. Mayor Nicholas Poliseno said the crane operator, Read More

Crane Crashes into Shopping Mall


Johannesburg, South Africa An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of the Golden Walk shopping centre in Germiston this morning seriously injuring 25 shoppers, two of them seriously, paramedics said. The crane, a five axle Grove GMK owned by Babcock Plant, was preparing to lift an air conditioning unit  when it Read More

Crane Topples Over in UMBC Construction Area


CATONSVILLE, Md. The incident happened near the area of Hilltop Circle and Walker Avenue in Catonsville, where construction is under way. No one injured during incident, university officials say                                       University officials confirmed Read More

Crane Overturned in UK


Down Thomas, S.W. England The incident occurred on a farm in Down Thomas to the south east of Plymouth, the crane a Demag AC30 owned by local company Lift It was lifting a 20ft container at the rear of a house on the site, when one of the outriggers appears to Read More

Crane and Soft Ground Don’t Mix


Eunice, Louisiana A truck crane overturned onto a house yesterday in the town of Eunice Louisiana while lifting the limbs of a tree being removed from the back of the property. The crane a four axle Terex truck crane owned by CDH Crane was set up with its outriggers on Read More

Crane Overturns


Dusseldorf, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned last Tuesday while lifting a roof beam at a swimming pool in the Flingern district of Dusseldorf, Germany.               The crane boom came down over the pool Thankfully there were no injuries although the damage Read More

Crane Overturns in Germany


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

Fatal Crane Incident in Vietnam

Fatal Crawler Crane Accident Kills 5 in Vietnam

Vung Tau, Vietnam We can now confirm the fatal crawler crane overturn in Ba Ria, Vung Tau, in southern Vietnam on Sunday. We understand that all five people that were immediately affected by the incident have now died. The crane a 1,250 tonne Terex CC6800 was operating on what looks Read More

Crane Crushes Fanciest Car in the Lot

car gets crushed by crane

Gits, Belgium An All Terrain crane overturned onto a rare car last week in Gits, Belgium – to the south of Brugge. Thankfully no one was injured or hurt in the incident. The crane, a 110 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 110G-5 owned by Mather crane hire of Ardooie was lifting Read More

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