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Lucky Escape in Bangkok

05/5/15
Lucky Escape 5-8-2015 10-05-38 AM

 Bangkok, Thailand A mobile crane overturned in Bangkok yesterday, with the boom falling across rail tracks and landing on two cars, injuring one person. The incident occurred near Don Muang train station on the north side of the city yesterday morning, the crane owned by the Italian Thai construction company, Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

05/1/15
Fatal Crane Overturn 5-8-2015 9-42-14 AM

 Leipzig, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane over turned in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday morning, killing the operator and seriously injuring another. The crane, a Liebherr owned by Hamburg-based crane and heavy haulage company Thömen, was being used to dismantle a tower crane in a pedestrian area of the city Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

04/22/15
FAtal Crane Overturn 4-24-2015 2-06-45 PM

Toronto, Canada A man in his 40’s was killed on a job site near Toronto, Canada, yesterday after he was struck by an overturning truck crane. The incident occurred in the Brampton area where the man’s employer Forma-Con Construction was working. The police have confirmed that the Ministry of Labor Read More

Crane Tips in Yard

04/14/15
Crane Tips 4-15-2015 2-52-53 PM

Mainz, Germany A large All Terrain owned by crane rental company Riga Mainz at its yard in Mainz, Germany, on Sunday when an employee forgot to set the outriggers. Thankfully no one was seriously injured in the incident. According to the police, an employee was cleaning the crane and slewed Read More

Fatal Load Drop in Taiwan

04/13/15
Fatal Drop 4-15-2015 2-59-03 PM

Taiwan Four people died on Friday when the two crane tandem lift of a 43 meter long steel beam, went wrong, dropping it 12 meters into the road below. The 43 meter steel box section, said to weigh 209 tons, is part of the elevated rail track for the new Read More

Narrow Escape After Bridge Bash

04/9/15
Bridge Bash 4-15-2015 2-02-52 PM

Dulwich, South London, UK Around 90 passengers on a London commuter train had a lucky escape yesterday after a truck with a loader crane smashed into a bridge it was crossing.                                       Read More

Crane Operator Fatality

04/8/15
Crane Operator Fatality 4-15-2015 1-56-48 PM

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong A crane operator died yesterday after he was hit by a falling hook block which crashed through his cab roof in Hong Kong. The operator Wu Ka-fai, 62,was operating his crawler crane at the Pearl River bridge construction site, near the River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun, Read More

Crane Overturn in Dallas

04/7/15
Crane Over in Dallas 4-15-2015 1-49-44 PM

Dallas, Texas A four axle All Terrain crane overturned onto the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas on Friday damaging part of the building. The crane, a Grove belonging to Scharff Crane, was helping to erect a large tent for an event that the museum is organizing. The crane operator Read More

Another Tree Another Crane

04/1/15
Another Tree 4-3-2015 4-01-40 PM

Cobb County, Georgia A crane overturned yesterday in Cobb County, Georgia, to the north west of Atlanta, while lifting trees from the back yard of a home. We have few details at this stage, but the crane’s boom came down on the garage of the home slicing it off from Read More

Crane Overturns in Lichtenstein

03/31/15
Crane Overturns Lichtenstein 4-3-2015 4-07-28 PM

Balzers, Lichtenstein A mobile swing cab industrial crane overturned last week in Balzers, Lichtenstein, while picking & carrying a large concrete panel.                             The crane overturned sideways onto the bank The crane an 18 tonne Bollhalder Bakran Read More

Another Crane Fire

03/21/15
Crane Fire 3-27-2015 1-23-37 PM

Forfar, Scotland A crane caught fire yesterday while travelling on the Dundee to Aberdeen road near Forfar, Scotland. The crane, a six axle unit owned by James Jack – part of the Ainscough group, was travelling north on the A90 when the fire started in the engine compartment. It took Read More

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