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Fatal Crane Incident in Melbourne

09/19/18

One man has died and two are injured, one very seriously, after a tower crane dropped a fully loaded 53 cubic feet skip of concrete onto the men, who were working in the pour area below. The incident occurred on the site for a new 12 story apartment block on 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

Tree Takes Out Crane

07/12/18

A truck crane overturned in North Smithfield, near Providence, Rhode Island on Monday, June 27, while lifting trees from the back yard of a home. One of the crane’s rear outriggers appears to have given way, causing the overturn. As the crane tipped over, one of the front outriggers smashed Read More

Crane Jib Pierces Train

06/11/18

The jib of a tower crane being removed from the crane dropped onto a passing train on Saturday in Switzerland. The jib had just been lifted from of the crane when one end dropped onto the track just as a train was approaching. Fortunately, the train driver saw the jib Read More

Loader Crane Fatality

07/1/15
Loader Fatality 7-2-2015 1-32-17 PM

Mühlhausen, Germany A loader crane operator died on Monday in Mühlhausen – between Kassel and Leipzig – Germany after he was crushed between the crane and the controls. The man 58, worked for a recycling company and had loaded his truck from a skip at a civil engineering firm in 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

Crushing Incident in Illinois

02/4/15

Wilmington, Illinois A man died on Friday after he was crushed between the basket of the boom lift he was using and an overhead beam on a job site in Wilmington, Illinois. A co-worked noticed that something was wrong around noon, and found Patrick Wilda, 33, unconscious in the lift 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

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

01/31/15
Fatal Tower 2-8-2015 6-41-09 PM

Chicago, Illinois A man died yesterday in Chicago after he was crushed by a descending climbing frame, half way up a tower crane. The man, 45, was around 20 meters up the crane’s tower on a rest platform when, according to local reports, he was crushed by an ‘elevator’ as Read More

Crane Rigging Fatality

01/13/15

Edwardsville,  Illinois A man died yesterday while helping dismantle a lattice boom crane at a site in Edwardsville, southern Illinois. Justin Jokerst, 31, was working for a subcontractor employed by Brinkmann Constructors on a new warehouse build, when he was crushed under the boom of the Grove HL150T crane as Read More

Fatal Boom Incident

11/24/14

Noblesville, Indiana A man died last Thursday after he was crushed between a platform and overhead catwalk at a foundry in Noblesville, Indiana. The man, Anthony J. Brock, 21, was working from a telescopic boom lift, to repair a leak inside the plant when he became trapped between the guardrail Read More

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