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Aluminium Crane Overturn

10/2/14
Crane Overturn 10-1-2014 3-12-49 PM

Weilerswist, South West of Cologne in Germany A truck mounted aluminium crane overturned on Tuesday in Weilerswist, south west of Cologne in Germany. The crane was being used by a roofing company with the outriggers on one side short-rigged. As the operator started packing the crane up he forgot the Read More

Another Crane Fire

10/1/14
Another Crane Fire 10-1-2014 3-21-12 PM

Brussels, Belgium A two axle All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday on the outer ring road around Brussels, Belgium. The crane owned by local crane rental company Kranen Michielsens pulled over onto the hard shoulder and burnt for some time before the fire service reached it. We understand that Read More

Man Electrocuted During Joy Ride

09/30/14

Circleville, Ohio A man died on Sunday evening after he contacted overhead power lines while giving an 11 year old a ride in a work platform, in Circleville, Ohio. The man, who has been named as Jeremiah Webb, 36, was thrown out of the bucket truck by the shock, leaving Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

09/25/14
Fatal Crane Overturn10-1-2014 2-25-55 PM

Malacca, Malaysia An All Terrain crane overturned yesterday morning in Malacca, Malaysia, killing the driver of a truck that was unloading nearby. The crane was said to be lifting a generator on to the roof of the Bandar Hilir shopping complex when the crane overturned. Judging by the pictures however 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

New England Crane Overturn

08/26/14
New England Crane Overturn 8-27-2014 3-08-36 PM

Concord, Massachusetts A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts on Friday when one of its outriggers sank deeply into the grass while helping remove trees from a larger property in the area. The crane, a Liebherr LTM1050-3.1 owned by Astro Crane, looks to have been set up Read More

Crane Rolls on Mountain Road

08/26/14
Crane Rolls On Mt Road 8-27-2014 2-54-04 PM

Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.                                   The crane rolled as it took the bend Read More

Crane Operator Injured

08/8/14
Crane Operator Injured 8-8-2014 12-18-23 PM

Grand Meadow, Minnesota An operator was injured this afternoon when his crane overturned and his cab was damaged in Grand Meadow, Minnesota The crane a 550 ton seven axle Grove GMK7550 owned by Dawes Cranes was rigged with a jib and working on a wind turbine when it went over. Read More

Another Bridge Bashing

08/8/14
Bridge Bashing 8-8-2014 11-50-23 AM

Southern England A truck carrying a boom lift struck a pedestrian bridge in the UK yesterday ripping the platform and telescopic section out of the machine. The incident happened on the dual lane Dorset Way near Poole in southern England, and involved a Haulotte HA16PX articulated boom on a three 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

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