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Fatal Traffic Accident

09/25/18

A mobile crane clipped a vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of a highway in Melbourne, Australia. The incident occurred September 20, 2018 on the M80 Western ring road, when a truck pulled over onto the hard shoulder and the two occupants got out to check the load. A five Read More

Drunken Crane Operator Arrested

07/25/18

A crane operator is being held in prison having smashed into several cars on the Long Island Expressway, New York on Wednesday, July 12, 2018. The operator, Brian Sinclair, 47, of Bay Crane, struck and seriously damaged four cars before he was forced to stop, when a police officer, having Read More

Tree Worker Fatality

07/6/18

A man who fell from a tree while removing it from the backyard of home in Rowley, Massachusetts – North West of Boston – on Thursday, June 30, has died. The man, David Bova, 34, of Meyer Tree Service was around 17 meters up working in conjunction with a crane Read More

Dutch Crane Mess Cleared

10/12/15

Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands The two cranes that overturned in August in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands have now been removed. A large floating crane was brought in, along with three large telescopic All Terrains from Mammoet. The two stricken cranes were then cut into sections and Read More

Trailer Crane Overturn

09/30/15
Overturn 10-2-2015 2-39-33 PM

Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium An aluminium trailer crane overturned yesterday in Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium, with the boom landing on the roof of the building it was working on. The crane, a Klaas was lifting roof tiles on to the roof of a restoration project of a commercial premises when it lost Read More

Crawler Boom Tips in Auckland

09/29/15
Auckland Crawler Tip 10-2-2015 2-17-36 PM

Auckland, New Zealand A tracked boom lift overturned at a street side building site in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier today trapping one man in the guardrails.                               The boom was apparently travelling while fully loaded and Read More

Foundation Crane Tips

09/28/15
Foundation Crane Tips 10-2-2015 2-10-30 PM

 New York City, New York An incident reported as a “construction crane going over” in New York city today did in fact involve a foundation piling rig.                                             The Read More

Self-Erector Tips

09/21/15
Self Erector Flips 10-2-2015 1-34-48 PM

Ingolstadt, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto the building that it had been working on in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Friday. We understand that the crane was in the process of being removed, retracted in preparation for removal from site when the incident occurred. It looks as though the outriggers Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Overturn

09/11/15
Rough Terrain OT 9-11-2015 3-16-57 PM

Dayton, Ohio A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio while pouring concrete injuring the operator. The crane looks to have its outriggers properly extended, but we understand that one of them was set up on soft ground which subsided causing the crane to lose stability as it Read More

Wind Crawler Overturn

09/11/15
Wind Crawler 9-11-2015 3-03-48 PM

North West Germany A narrow track crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in the Emsland region of North West Germany yesterday as it traveled between turbines. We are not quite sure which crane it was, local reports suggest it was a 200 ton telescopic, while others say a 500 Read More

Electrical Subcontractor Electrocuted

09/10/15
Electrocuted 9-11-2015 2-48-57 PM

Tampa, Florida A man working with a subcontractor for Tampa Electric Company in Florida was electrocuted yesterday after touching a live overhead power line while working from a bucket truck. The man was working for SPE Utility Contractors which was contracted to carry out maintenance work in the suburb of Read More

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