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Boom Overturn Due to Ground

Boom Overturn 2-8-2015 6-07-45 PM

Roosendaal, the Netherlands A boom lift overturned earlier today in Roosendaal, the Netherlands when the ground – gave way under one of its wheels.                                 The machine was only partially extended         Read More

Unstable Crane Closes Road

Unstable Crane 2-8-2015 6-16-26 PM

Chesterfield Virginia The boom of a lattice crawler crane threatened to come down today across a major road and power lines in Chesterfield Virginia. The crane, a Terex crawler owned by Corman Construction, was working on a road project when the boom started to go over the back. Fortunately it Read More

Crane Outrigger Catches Cars

Outrigger 2-8-2015 6-46-53 PM

 Farnham, Surrey, in the UK The outrigger beam on a city type All Terrain crane badly damaged three cars as it extended while travelling to a job in Farnham, Surrey, in the UK yesterday. The crane, a two axle Demag owned by Terranova Crane Hire, was driving down a residential Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

Fatal Accident 1-30-2015 3-38-20 PM

Gieten, Netherlands A crane operator died in the Netherlands yesterday after his crane plowed into a roundabout embankment in early morning fog.                         The crane plowed into an earth embankment The five axle 120 tonne crane was towing a three Read More

Loader Crane Operator Shocked

Loader Crane Operator Shocked 1-30-2015 3-31-53 PM

Cape Coral, Florida A loader crane operator is fighting for his life today after the boom of the articulated loader crane he was using contacted overhead power lines in Cape Coral, Florida yesterday. The man was delivering materials to the site of a new home being built in a quiet Read More

Crane Collision Closes Road

Crane Coillisi8on 1-30-2015 3-02-41 PM

 M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK A coach/bus clipped a city type All Terrain crane this morning as it overtook it while heading north on the M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK, blocking one lane on the section between junction five and six.       Read More

Crane Collision Closes Road

Crane Collision 1-23-2015 2-36-35 PM

M11 Motorway in the UK A coach collided with All Terrain crane this morning on the M11 motorway in the UK, blocking one lane on the northbound section between junction five and six. The two axle All Terrain crane – thought to be a 20 ton Kobelco RK200 owned by Read More

Crane Overturns at Mine

Crane Overturns at Mine 1-23-2015 2-43-42 PM

Pilbara region of Western Australia A crane overturned at the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on Tuesday, the third incident in recent months. In the latest incident a crane tipped at the construction site of the mine – which is located 115 kilometres Read More

Loader Crane Over in Israel

Crane Down Israel 1-16-2015 3-46-13 PM

Israel A loader crane overturned yesterday on a job site in Israel after failing to use suitable mats or cribbing. Few details are available of the incident, other than the images which have been sent in by an observer, however it appears the crane, an Effer loader crane mounted on Read More

Crane Comes Down in Moscow

Crane Down in Moscow1-16-2015 3-37-00 PM

Moscow, Russia Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. The crane looks like a fairly dated bottom slewing luffing tower crane, its triangular section tower and jib blew over the back of the machine base, with part of it apparently striking Read More

Crawler Overturns in Germany

Crawler Overturn 1-16-2015 3-30-09 PM

Flensburg, Germany A crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in Janneby, near Flensburg, Germany, last Friday during severe gale force winds. The crane, a large Liebherr owned by Sarens, was fully rigged with around 100 meters of boom and back mast. All of which went over the back over Read More

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