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Crane Overturn


A large All Terrain crane overturned in the UK September, 11, at a new energy from waste installation in Kent. We understand that the crane -a Liebherr from the Ainscough fleet had – developed an issue with the cable reel for the extension over the weekend and was left in Read More

Drunken Crane Operator Arrested


A crane operator is being held in prison having smashed into several cars on the Long Island Expressway, New York on Wednesday, July 12, 2018. The operator, Brian Sinclair, 47, of Bay Crane, struck and seriously damaged four cars before he was forced to stop, when a police officer, having Read More

Fork and Pallet Goes Wrong

Fork and Pallett Wrong 1-30-2015 3-52-45 PM

Hamden, Connecticut A prime example of how dangerous using a forklift and pallet can be occurred on Thursday, in Hamden, Connecticut, when three men fell around six meters and ended up in hospital with serious injuries. The three, all related, were working on the roof for an Atlanta-based contractor, and Read More

Loader Crane Thief Electrocuted

Loader Thief11-19-2014 3-16-19 PM

Sydney, Australia A man who is believed to have stolen a truck and loader crane was found electrocuted early this morning in Marsden Park, Sydney, Australia. The police were informed of an abandoned truck, when they checked it out they noticed that the boom was in contact with some live Read More

Boom Lift Rocks Chimney

Boom Rocks Chimney 10-24-2014 2-04-16 PM

 Beverly, near Hull in the UK Firefighters were called out to rescue a man from a self-propelled boom lift on Saturday in Beverly, near Hull in the UK. The incident occurred at a pub – the Foresters Arms, in Beckside North – which is currently being renovated. It looks as Read More

Another Outrigger Failing

Outrigger Failing10-9-2014 12-40-41 PM

 Fulda, Central Germany A crane overturned in Germany on Saturday morning while unloading bulk material bags onto an empty building plot– its outriggers were fully retracted.                                             The overturned Read More

Crane Overturn in California

Crane Overturns CA 8-1-2014 8-44-38 AM

Laguna Beach, California A four axle truck crane overturned in Laguna Beach, California, on Friday with the boom landing on the roof of a home. The crane, a relatively recent Terex, had completed a small lift at a neighboring house and was reversing up the hill and around the corner Read More

Self-Erector Overturn

Self Erector Overturns 1-30-2014 3-40-44 PM

 Osterhofen Bavaria. An operator dismantling a self-erecting tower crane in Germany is said to have made an error that resulted in the crane overturning at a site in Osterhofen Bavaria. Thankfully on one was hurt in the incident which occurred on Friday                 Read More

Fatal Crane Incident Chennai Metro

Fatal crane incident Chennai 1-16-2014 11-28-31 AM

 Chennai, India One man died and another was injured when a crawler crane overturned at a metro construction site in Saidapet, Chennai, India today.                                             The overturned crane The Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Incident in Belgium

Fatal Boom Lift Norway12-12-2013 12-07-01 PM

Ardooie, Belgium Two men died this morning after a platform broke away from a boom lift and landed on a passing truck. The incident occurred early this morning, around 5:30 on a busy high speed stretch of road near the West Flemish town of Ardooie – to the south of Read More

Man falls after bus hits lift

Bus Hits Lift 12-5-2013 2-32-50 PM

Leicester, UK A man was seriously injured in Leicester, UK on Saturday, when he fell around five or six meters from the boom lift he was using, after it was struck by a bus. Details are scant but the reports we have received claim that the man was operating the Read More

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