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Small Spider Crane Falls Off Truck on Road in UK

09/6/12
spider crane falls off truck on road in uk

Turnbridge Wells, United Kingdom A number of people had a lucky escape this morning when a small spider crane fell off of a trailer in Tunbridge Wells, UK. We have almost no details of what happened apart from the location and what we can see with our own eyes. It Read More

Bridge in Beaufort Closed After Crane Accident

08/2/12

Beaufort, South Carolina A bridge that connects downtown Beaufort to Lady’s Island has been closed after a crane being carried on a truck hit the structure. Beaufort police said Thursday afternoon they were closing the Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge as a precaution until Department of Transportation inspectors from Charleston Read More

Crane in Germany Slips Off Road

07/23/12
Crane Accident Germany 2012

Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, Germany An eight axle All Terrain crane overturned last week on a wind farm in Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The crane, a Liebherr owned and operated by crane and heavy transport company Regel, was rigged with counterweight, jib and Y-Guy suspension system. It slipped off the road while Read More

And Yet Another Bridge Bashing

07/9/12
Crane Bridge Bashing in UK 2012

Swindon, United Kingdom A boom lift came off a low loader yesterday in Swindon, UK, after it reportedly struck a railway bridge in the Mannington area of the town. No one was hurt in the incident and damage appeared to be limited to the boom lift, there was however considerable Read More

Crane Smashes Into Bus

06/22/12

Pudong, Shanghai A number of passengers onboard a bus were injured after a crane truck crashed into it this afternoon in the Pudong area. No details of casualties have been released. The accident happened about 2:30pm nearby Pudong’s Dingxiang Road and Fangdian Road. A witness said two children on the Read More

Runaway Crane in Perth

06/18/12
Runaway Crane in Perth Australia 2012

Perth, Australia I believe this is the 3rd Crane Accident this month in Perth, Australia. The operator of a runaway crane in Bedfordale, near Perth, Western Australia, had a lucky escape yesterday after he failed to climb back into the cab and was trapped underneath. The crane, a three axle Read More

Crane Worker Saved by Harness

06/17/12
Utility Truck 2012

Rockville, Maryland A man escaped with minor injuries after his aerial lift was clipped by a passing truck on Friday in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The man was working from a utility truck at a busy intersection, the lift was boomed out over an open lane to reach a set of Read More

Lack of Harness Proves Fatal

06/10/12

Singapore A man was thrown to his death after the vehicle mounted aerial work platform he was working from struck a bridge on Cantonment road, Singapore on Friday. Nazrul Ali, 29, was working at a fixed height hanging banners from street lamp posts whilst the lift was driven from post Read More

Crane Overturns in Mississippi

06/10/12
Rough Terrain Crane Overturns Mississippi 2012

West Jones County, Mississippi A Rough Terrain crane overturned on a road in West Jones County, Mississippi on Friday, the operator escaped with moderate injuries. The operator is reported to have said that he lost control of the steering, possibly do to a hydraulics failure, causing the crane to run Read More

Too Low for Lift

05/29/12
Lift Smashes Overpass

New South Wales, Australia A truck mounted utility platform rammed a bridge in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, earlier this morning, ripping it from its chassis. The driver appears to have stowed the lift correctly, but simply under estimated the height of the bridge or was unaware that his platform, Read More

Mobile Crane Crashes Into Car Near SC High School

05/22/12
Mobile Crane Collides with Car

York, South Carolina Police say a crane driver probably saved a woman’s life when he raised his crane off of her car when the two vehicles crashed Tuesday morning. The incident was reported at 8:30 a.m. in front of York Comprehensive High School on Alexander Love Highway, according to the Read More

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