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Crane Tips in Alabama

Crane Tips in Alabama 2012

Trussville, Alabama A truck mounted crane tipped over while working on the town hall. The photos that we have been sent clearly indicate the lack of any outriggers, while the boom is not only fully extended, but also at a fairly low angle as indicated by the fact that it Read More

Man Escapes with Life in Power Line Contact

JLG Ultra Boom Hits Power Lines Virginia 2012

Lynchburg, Virginia A man working from a boom lift received an electric shock in Lynchburg Virginia yesterday, but has escaped with his life. The man was using a JLG Ultra boom to work on a church spire, when he agreed to help retrieve a child’s balloons from a tree and Read More

Crane Collapse in Ukraine


Yenakijeve, Donets’ka, Ukraine Crane accident on iron and steel works in Ukraine

Burned Crane Spotted in Allegiance Houston Yard

allegiance crane fire 2

Houston, Texas 04/11/2012 Update: Houston Yard Arson – Offering $7,500 Reward for Information We are investigating reports of an arson at Allegiance Crane & Equipment’s Houston, TX yard this past weekend. According to several sources, police were on the scene Saturday after a fire severely damaged a Liebherr crawler: It Read More

Another Bridge Bashing


New South Wales, Australia A crane collided with the Newcastle link road bridge in New South Wales, Australia earlier this morning. The crane, a 20 tonne Franna pick & carry unit, belongs to Glendenning-based crane rental company Borger Cranes. It was travelling down the F3 highway when its boom struck Read More

Fatal Crane Accident in Osaka Japan

Rough Terrain Crane Falls Osaka Japan March 2012

Osaka, Japan A Rough Terrain crane fell into a river from a temporary bridge in Osaka, Japan, killing the operator yesterday. The 25 tonne crane ended up in the Yodogawa River in Fukushima Ward, Osaka, on Wednesday morning. Police said that the crane had slipped over the edge of the Read More

Don’t Forget the Boom

Mobile Crane Collapse Florida 2012

Cooper City, Florida A utility/bucket truck overturned in Cooper City Florida yesterday after the operator failed to stow the boom before hitting the road. The lift headed down a multiple lane avenue and eventually struck an overhead traffic light beam, causing it to overturn. As it went over the truck Read More

Crawler Crane Overturns in NZ

Crawler Crane Overturns New Zealand March 2012

A small crawler crane has overturned while working on the demolition of earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday. The crane, a 50 to 60 tonne lattice crawler was removing concrete panels from the façade of a building in the city’s red zone when it lost stability and Read More

Loader Crane Burns After Power Line Contact

Two Men Badly Burned in Crane Power Line Accident Malaysia 2012

Malaysia Two men escaped with burns after the boom of their loader crane contacted overhead power lines on a site near Alor Setar in Malaysia on Tuesday. The crane, a Unic telescopic model, was being used to unload stones when it struck and broke the power line, giving both men Read More

Transport Crush Fatality at Fruit Packers


Kokkinotrimthia A 22-year old Romanian national has died in a transport accident at a fruit packers in Kokkinotrimithia, west of Nicosia, where he died of multiple injuries after becoming pinned between a lorry and mobile crane, the 45-year old driver of the latter was detained by police for questioning.

Crane Accident in Gdansk

Crane Accident Gdansk Poland 2011

Gdansk, Poland Crane accident on new East – West road. The crane operator was slightly injured after it toppled over.

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