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Lost Jib On 777 Manitowoc


Ghent, Kentucky On Friday November 3, Maxim Crane Works (Anthony Crane) lost a jib out of a model 777 Manitowoc lattice boom crane. The accident happened when the operator tried to stand a column weighing around 30,000 pounds, off of an eighty foot jib causing a structural failure of the Read More

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Terex boom crater Zug Island Michigan 2000

Zug Island, Michigan Terex boom crater.  This accident occurred at Great Lakes Steel, on Zug Island, Michigan. This photo is of an almost new 35 ton Terex (under 500 hrs.). The operator was furnished with an incorrect weight on the pick. The lift was over the capacity for the jib, Read More

Crane Accident on Back & Veatch Project


Fort Myers, Florida There was a crane accident on a project that Black & Veatch is doing for Florida Power & Light Company yesterday. This was a two-block incident that pulled the jib over. There was paint left inside the hoist drum after a recent painting of the drawworks and Read More

Student Climbs 200 ft. Crane Boom and Falls to His Death.


United Kingdom An Oxford university student plunged 200 feet to his death after climbing to the top of a crane in the city centre. The man, aged 22, had managed to inch his way to the end of the jib before falling. Police were called 15 hours before the body Read More

Dogman Fatally Injured


Australia Early indications are that the crane jib came into contact with 22Kv overhead lines.  The accident occurred at the corner of KNUTSFORD and WRIGHT streets in BELMONT, a PERTH suburb, on January 12, 2000. The matter was reported in the WEST AUSTRALIAN newspaper the following day and again on Read More

Tower Crane Collapse While Assembling


Frankfurt, Germany Three men died when the 40 metre high tower crane that they were assembling in Frankfurt, Germany, collapsed on August 20th. Two of the men were on the jib at the time, the third was in the cab. More deaths were almost caused by the fact that the crane Read More

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