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Fire Leaves Crane Stranded

Liebherr All Terrain Crane

Limeux, France A large All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday in Limeux between Amiens and Abbeville in the Somme region of North France. The crane was working on high tension pylons for the grid when the incident occurred, but was not related to the electricity as the lines had been Read More

Crane Fire in Germany


Bremerhaven, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane – pulling a two axle counterweight trailer – caught fire near Bremerhaven, Germany, early on Friday morning, causing an explosion and damage to the road surface. The 90 ton crane was traveling north on the A27 autobahn towards Cuxhaven and was between Read More

Fire at Height

Fire 8-28-2015 3-43-45 PM

Sharonville, Ohio A man using a boom lift caught fire on Friday after getting too close to overhead power lines in Sharonville, Ohio. Two men were using an articulated boom lift – a JLG rented from Sunbelt Rentals – to strip and then power wash street lighting poles, prior to Read More

Boom Lift Fire

Boom Lift Fire 8-14-2015 2-07-17 PM

Wales, Australia A boom lift caught fire yesterday in the town of Casino in North East New South Wales, Australia. Two men had just started to go up in the platform to check out the floodlights at a sports field in the town, when they noticed what they described as Read More

Fire Destroys Boom Truck

Fire 6-26-2015 9-52-40 AM

Seattle, Washington The operator of a boom truck offloading and placing roof trusses managed to get clear of the crane as it caught fire yesterday in Seattle, Washington.                                             Read More

Fire in the Platform

Fire in Platform 6-15-2015 1-43-05 PM

 Anderson, South Carolina A man was trapped on the top of a large sign on Wednesday, in Anderson, South Carolina after the bucket type platform he was working in caught fire. Then man, Kevin Putman, 44, was working on the sign outside of a Dominos Pizza location, and using a Read More

Crane Caught in Fire

Crane Caught in Fire 5-8-2015 10-37-30 AM

Corpus Christi, Texas A crane operator had a lucky escape last week, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a hydrogen pipe failed and caught fire at a CITGO refinery. The fire quickly spread to a Rough Terrain crane which then caught fire itself. The operator was able to escape unharmed from Read More

Another Crane Fire

Crane Fire 3-27-2015 1-23-37 PM

Forfar, Scotland A crane caught fire yesterday while travelling on the Dundee to Aberdeen road near Forfar, Scotland. The crane, a six axle unit owned by James Jack – part of the Ainscough group, was travelling north on the A90 when the fire started in the engine compartment. It took Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

Fatal Accident 1-30-2015 3-38-20 PM

Gieten, Netherlands A crane operator died in the Netherlands yesterday after his crane plowed into a roundabout embankment in early morning fog.                         The crane plowed into an earth embankment The five axle 120 tonne crane was towing a three Read More

Truck Mounted Fireball

Fireball 1-9-2015 3-52-47 PM

Ourimba, Australia A truck mounted aerial lift burst into flames yesterday on the M1 motorway near Ourimba, between Sydney and Newcastle in Australia. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The unit, mounted on a four axle chassis, was owned by rental company Boom Logistics. As the machine became Read More

Driver’s Actions Save His Life

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

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