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Fatal Traffic Accident

09/25/18

A mobile crane clipped a vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of a highway in Melbourne, Australia. The incident occurred September 20, 2018 on the M80 Western ring road, when a truck pulled over onto the hard shoulder and the two occupants got out to check the load. A five Read More

Drunken Crane Operator Arrested

07/25/18

A crane operator is being held in prison having smashed into several cars on the Long Island Expressway, New York on Wednesday, July 12, 2018. The operator, Brian Sinclair, 47, of Bay Crane, struck and seriously damaged four cars before he was forced to stop, when a police officer, having Read More

Crawler Boom Tips in Auckland

09/29/15
Auckland Crawler Tip 10-2-2015 2-17-36 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A tracked boom lift overturned at a street side building site in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier today trapping one man in the guardrails.                               The boom was apparently travelling while fully loaded and Read More

Foundation Crane Tips

09/28/15
Foundation Crane Tips 10-2-2015 2-10-30 PM

 New York City, New York An incident reported as a “construction crane going over” in New York city today did in fact involve a foundation piling rig.                                             The Read More

Lucky Escape

09/28/15
Lucky Escape 10-2-2015 1-59-34 PM

 Stockholm, Sweden The un-stowed loader crane on a refuse truck brought down a large overhead street sign gantry beam in central Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The beam landed on the truck and a car in which there were two occupants.                       Read More

Crane Takes Dip in Gold Coast

08/26/15
Crane Takes Dip 8-28-2015 3-30-48 PM

Queensland, Australia A crane operator had a lucky escape yesterday after his Franna pick & carry crane crashed through a motorway bridge barrier on the M1, in the Coomera area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia yesterday, landing in the river below.                   Read More

Truck Mounted Flip

08/22/15
Truck Flip 8-28-2015 3-53-12 PM

Harlow Essex, UK A 35 meter truck mounted lift has overturned while travelling on a street in Harlow Essex, UK, this morning.                                             The truck had just made a Read More

Don’t Forget the Load

08/21/15
Bridge 8-21-2015 11-23-42 AM

Parris, France A delivery driver carrying a boom lift appeared to have forgotten his load when he passed a height warning sign, he was soon reminded as the articulated boom lift was smashed against the bridge in Paris on Wednesday morning.                   Read More

Man Flipped from Platform

08/18/15
Man Flipped 8-21-2015 1-05-38 PM

Ellisville, Missouri A linesman is in serious condition after falling around five meters from a bucket truck after it was clipped by a passing truck yesterday. The man was working on overhead power lines over a road near Ellisville, Missouri, when a tractor trailer tried to pass underneath and struck Read More

Crane Flip

07/21/15
Crane Flip 7-24-2015 2-01-57 PM

Hamburg, Germany A delivery driver lost control of a self-erecting tower crane that he was transporting to site, near Hamburg, Germany yesterday. The man was passing by the town of Alveslohe, to the north of Hamburg, when he says he was startled by the shadow of an animal and swerved Read More

Where’s the Bridge?

07/21/15
Bridge 7-24-2015 1-55-55 PM

Marburg, Germany An improperly stowed loader crane struck a foot bridge in Lahntal, near Marburg, Germany yesterday. The timber transport truck, pulling a trailer was partially loaded with freshly cut trees, and was travelling with the crane partially raised over the top of the wood pile.         Read More

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