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Man Ejected from Platform

10/24/14
Man Ejected from Platform 10-24-2014 1-11-11 PM

Toronto, Canada A man had to be rescued from the top of a high sided truck after he was ejected from the platform of a bucket truck in Toronto, Canada yesterday. The man, Sheldon Chai, is said to be in his 40’s and is apparently an employee of the City Read More

Firefighters Seriously Injured

10/20/14
Firefighters Injured 10-24-2014 1-56-29 PM

Attersee, Austria Two firemen were seriously injured on Saturday in Seewalchen am Attersee, in central Austria after the loader crane on the truck they were driving struck a railway bridge and overturned. The two men, 36 and 43, were transporting a wrecked car on the back of the truck and Read More

Driver’s Actions Save His Life

10/14/14
Driver Action Save Life 10-16-2014 1-13-58 PM

Zell am See, Austria The driver of a truck and loader crane sat tight in his cab after pulling down high tension power lines in Zell am See, Austria, on Friday.                                       Read More

Crane Rolls into Ravine

10/9/14
Crane Rolls into Ravine 10-9-2014 12-22-13 PM

Aachen, Germany A crane left the road just north of Rollesbroich south west of Aachen, Germany, near the Belgian border yesterday. The three axle All Terrain crane was travelling south on the L160- a minor road through hilly and quite remote countryside – when of crashed through a barrier and Read More

Train Derails in NE Louisiana, 2-hour Evacuation

10/5/14
Train vs Crane 10-9-2014 12-13-18 PM

Mer Roughe, La Officials in northeast Louisiana say two train engineers are in serious condition after a freight train hit a transport truck, derailing two engines and 16 tank and hopper cars. Mer (mur) Rouge Police Chief Mitch Stephens says about 50 houses were evacuated for about two hours due Read More

Another Bridge Bashed

09/9/14
Another Bridge Bash 9-11-2014 11-35-21 AM

Morat, Switzerland A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane was injured yesterday near Murten (Morat) Switzerland after he struck a bridge on the A1 highway to the west of Berne. The truck was turned on its side by the impact with the bridge, resulting in the driver breaking Read More

Tunnel Bashing

09/2/14
Tunnel Bashing 9-4-2014 3-05-06 PM

Sion, Switzerland A driver who failed to properly stow his loader crane after unloading material on a highway construction job became jammed in a tunnel near the town of Sion in Switzerland yesterday causing major traffic jams. The truck got halfway down the tunnel before the driver realized the problem Read More

Truck Clips Platform

08/20/14
Truck Clips Platform 8-27-2014 2-40-17 PM

Camden, New Jersey A large truck struck the platform of a utility truck working in Camden, New Jersey yesterday, ejecting a man in the platform. Details are still not clear but we have received a photograph that suggest the lift was cordoned off with traffic cones, and was working on Read More

Truly Bashed

08/7/14
Truly Bashed 8-8-2014 11-56-27 AM

Chesapeake, Virginia A delivery truck carrying an articulated boom lift smashed into a bridge yesterday in Chesapeake, Virginia, wrecking the truck bed and ripping the top off of the lift. The unit a relatively new JLG is owned by Sunbelt Rentals as is the delivery rig, the driver suffered from Read More

Crane Incident Closes Lanes on Lake Mead at Las Vegas Blvd

07/29/14
Crane Incident Las Vegas 8-8-2014 11-23-47 AM

Las Vegas, Nevada A crane-versus-pole collision closed a North Las Vegas street Tuesday morning. Police responded about 8:30 a.m. to Las Vegas and Lake Mead boulevards where a crane’s upright boom struck a traffic light pole in the westbound lanes of Lake Mead. The crane then tipped onto its side Read More

AT Overturns in Texas

07/29/14
AT Overturns 8-1-2014 8-43-54 AM

San Antonia, Texas A four axle All Terrain crane overturned near Panna Maria, outside of San Antonia, Texas. The details we have been sent are minimal, however it is possible that the 100 tonne Grove GMK 4115, owned by Texas based TNT Cranes & Rigging, veered too close to the Read More

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