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Crane Jib Pierces Train


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

Crane Rolls on Mountain Road

Crane Rolls On Mt Road 8-27-2014 2-54-04 PM

Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.                                   The crane rolled as it took the bend Read More

Tugboat Captain Killed after Crane Strikes Bridge on Industrial Canal


New Orleans, Louisiana The captain of a tugboat is dead after an accident on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC), or Industrial Canal, early Thursday morning. According to Coast Guard – New Orleans, around midnight, the tug boat Cory Michael was pushing a crane in the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, Read More

Loading Fatality in Canada

Loading Fatality 8-14-2014 2-12-57 PM

Aberfoyle, Ontario, Canada A truck driver died on Monday at the premises of a rental company in Aberfoyle, Ontario, Canada, during the loading of a scissor lift. The man, 47, was standing beside his tilt-back truck in the yard of local access rental company Voisin Equipment Rental, while a slab Read More

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