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Crane Knocks Road Sign Onto Bus

03/18/15
Crane Rd Sign 3-20-2015 4-30-29 PM

Seattle, Washington Eight people were injured yesterday evening after a crane knocked a large road sign down onto a bus in Seattle. The details of what happened are not completely clear however local reports suggest a large lattice boom crawler crane was lifting steel tubes from a trailer on Highway Read More

Dropped Beam Proves Fatal

03/13/15
Dropped Beam 3-20-2015 4-37-48 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A 20 metrer steel I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil killing an elderly pedestrian.                                           Read More

Trailer Lift Breaks Free

03/11/15
Trailer Lift 3-20-2015 4-20-22 PM

 Abilene Texas A trailer lift became unhitched from the pick up pulling it in Abilene Texas, yesterday and struck a car, injuring the driver. Little information is available, apart from the fact that the trailer lift was a Bil-Jax 3632T and that the driver was not thought to be seriously Read More

Crane Overturn in Singapore

03/10/15
Singapore Crane OT 3-11-2015 9-53-21 AM

Jurong area of Singapore A mobile crane overturned yesterday at a job site in the Jurong area of Singapore near the port and main industrial area of the city. The incident caused work on the site – where contractor Yong Xing Construction is building a new electrical substation – to Read More

Minnesota Telehandler Fatality

03/4/15
Telehandler Fatality 3-6-2015 2-13-55 PM

Rochester, Minnesota A man was killed on Friday when a telehandler attachment, or fork carriage, broke free and dropped on him at a hotel construction site in Rochester, Minnesota. The man, Ben Baird, 30, was standing under the CAT TL 1055 at the time, and was rushed to hospital with Read More

Crane Flip in Miami

02/26/15
Crane Flip 2-27-2015 4-38-58 PM

Miami, Florida A three axle 6×6 truck crane/boom truck flipped over onto its side in Miami yesterday. The cause is far from clear as the machine was stowed and in road going formation. If you know the cause or have any further information please do contact us. In the meantime Read More

Crane Runs Away in UK

02/17/15
Run Away 2-20-2015 3-27-27 PM

 Plymouth, in the south west of the UK A five axle Liebherr All Terrain crane belonging to Ainscough Crane Hire reportedly ran away while parked at a services on the A38 near Plymouth, in the south west of the UK at 7 AM this morning ending up on an embankment. Read More

Crane Overturns in to Dock

02/16/15
Overturn on Dock 2-20-2015 3-41-35 PM

Tamil Nadu, in Southern India A mobile crane overturned while lifting a new boat yesterday in the Indian town of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, in Southern India Three people were injured when the crane attempted to lift the 20 ton fishing boat into the sea, one is thought to have been Read More

Crane Dropped in Tandem Lift

02/12/15
Crane Dropped 2-13-2015 1-56-40 PM

Fremantle port in Australia Two ship cranes dropped a large mobile telescopic crane they were lifting in tandem at Fremantle port in Australia on Tuesday. The hoist rope on one of the two cranes clearly failed dropping one end of the crane which then slipped from both sets of rigging. Read More

Boom Drops on Pizza Hut

02/12/15
Crane drops on Pizza Hut 2-13-2015 1-51-22 PM

Barrow, Furness in the UK We have received information and a photograph of an incident in Barrow, Furness in the UK on Tuesday evening, where the superstructure of a telescopic truck mounted lift broke free from its chassis, causing the boom to drop on to the roof of a Pizza Read More

Cranes Drop Stack

02/9/15
Crane Drop Stack 2-13-2015 1-41-15 PM

Darwin, Australia An incident occurred at the Blaydin Point natural gas processing plant near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, last week while two cranes were installing a large exhaust stack in a tandem lift. Information is scarce, following a security clamp-down at the site, which is part of the massive Ichthys Read More

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