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Bridge Basher Closes Tunnel

02/7/14
Bridge Basher Closes Tunnel 2-14-2014 1-24-25 PM

 Switzerland A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane, closed the Belchen tunnel between Olten and Basel, Switzerland last night. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The driver had apparently loaded a container at a rest area around midnight last night, and then headed off down the Read More

Loader Crane Rips Out Power Lines

12/28/13
Crane Rips out Power Lines 1-2-2014 3-20-00 PM

 Shelton, Washington A slow moving train, equipped with a log loader crane, pulled out a large number of overhead power line poles as it traveled through the town of Shelton in Washington state on Thursday morning. The destruction covered a two block area and left over 700 buildings without electricity, Read More

Crane Operator Crushed in Austria

11/13/12
Austria Loader Crane Crushes Operator

Austria A man died yesterday at a site in Austria after he was crushed by the boom of his loader crane. The incident occurred in the small town of Passail, 30 kilometres northeast of Graz in Styria. The crane operator was lifting pallets of tiles onto the single home building Read More