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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

Man Killed in Dutch Access Incident

Man Killed Dutch Incident 8-8-2014 12-06-38 PM

Roermond, South East of  The Netherlands A man using a truck mounted platform died this morning after he was crushed between the basket and the concrete soffit he was working on.                             The man died crushed between the basket Read More

Crushing Fatality in Australia

Australia 5-22-2014 12-55-46 PM

Newcastle, Australia A worker operating a cherry picker has died after being crushed against an under-construction coal crusher in northern NSW on Wednesday.  The construction contractor, in his 30’s, was in the open cabin work platform at the Boggabri mine site when he was killed. Police said the man was Read More

Crushing Incident in Daytona

Crushin in Daytona 5-2-2014 9-31-02 AM

Daytona, Florida A man using a scissor lift was seriously injured this weekend after he was crushed between the platform and an overhead beam at the Daytona Speedway in Florida. The man, 43, was rescued by his colleagues using the machine’s emergency descent, before the emergency services arrived. The lift Read More

Crushing Incident in Utah

Crushing in Utah 11-5-2013 2-09-06 PM

Bountiful, Utah A man died in a bucket truck in Bountiful, Utah, on Friday, after he was crushed against an overhead obstacle. Using a pole type crane/lift, which are commonly used by sign erectors in the USA, Richard Gillies, 66, of Gillies Signs & Design, was working from the basket Read More

Fatality in Plymouth


 Plymouth, UK A man in his 50’s died yesterday while working on a submarine at the Babcock Marine dock in Plymouth, UK. Reports say that he was working from an aerial lift at the time and had become trapped. The man, 57, was employed by Pyeroy, which works as a Read More

Fatal Crushing Incident in New Orleans


New Orleans, Louisiana A ships crew member working from an aerial lift on the outside of the cruise ship Carnival Conquest at the port of New Orleans, died yesterday after he was crushed between the basket and part of the ship. There were two men in the platform at the Read More

Crane Overturn Crushes Van

Crane Crashes on Car8-9-2013 4-35-05 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A mobile crane overturned in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday while lifting steel bars, its jib came down on a parked van. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The crane, working with main boom and A-Frame jib was said to have been overloaded as it lifted Read More

Crushing Incident in Florida

Bucket Crushing Incident 8-5-2013 1-51-41 PM

Sarasota, Florida A man has died following a crushing incident with a boom lift in Sarasota, Florida, last week. The man, Mitch Phelps, 55, was working in the platform alone at a height of around seven to eight meters, painting the outside of the Sarasota Military Academy in the city. Read More

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