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Crane Mishap in Scotland

11/1/18

A telescopic crawler crane tipped over rearwards October 19, 2018 at a site in Edinburgh, Scotland. The crane, a 100 tonne LTR1100 owned by Hawks Hire, was working on the St James Shopping center and hotel redevelopment when it seems the operator had the tracks fully retracted, over the side Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

08/2/18

A crawler crane operator has died in an incident at a wind farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa over the weekend. Blattner Energy, which is currently installing turbines for MidAmerican Energy at the North English wind farm in Poweshiek County– has confirmed that a crane operator died as a result of Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn Captured on Video

06/20/18

A crawler crane rigged with long boom and jib overturned on the construction site of the new police headquarters in St Petersburg, Florida on April 5th, 2018, narrowly missing a number of men working below. The crane, a Terex branded IHI, was lifting an electric scissor lift onto the upper Read More

Crane Overturns in Baltimore

05/20/15
Crane OT Baltimore 5-22-2015 2-08-53 PM

 Baltimore, Maryland A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in the city of Baltimore Maryland yesterday while setting up at outside the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, located in the city center. The crane appears to have slewed over the side with the retracted boom fully raised, counterweight in Read More

Loader Crane Overturns in UK

01/22/14
Crane Loader Overturns 1-23-2014 1-13-31 PM

Bath, England A loader crane overturned while lifting a generator in the city of Bath earlier today The crane – possibly a Fassi F800XP – owned by Wheeler & Son Machinery Movers of Bridgwater, Somerset was set up with outriggers down but beams fully retracted. The arrangement clearly did not Read More

Telehandler Overturns at Wind Farm

09/5/13
Telehandler Overturns 9-6-2013 12-45-21 PM

Kehrig, Germany A telehandler working on a wind turbine farm in Kehrig, Germany overturned on Monday injuring the driver. The telescopic handler, a four tonne JLG 4017PS, was assisting with work being carried out on a wind turbine when it went over sideways. The driver suffered an injury to his Read More

Crane Lifting Sightseers Overturns

06/22/13
Crane Collapse Neuenstadt am Kocher Germany 6-26-2013 2-21-23 PM

Neuenstadt am Kocher, Germany Five children and eight adults were injured earlier today when a crane lifting them overturned in Neuenstadt am Kocher, to the north east of Heilbron in southern Germany. The crane, a four axle All Terrain owned and operated by crane rental company Scholpp, was lifting a Read More

Slow motion tip

04/30/13

Jarlsø, Norway A crawler crane tipped forward slowly on Tuesday at a site in Norway as the operator lowered the jib for the day. The crane is currently working on the erection of a warning light for shipping, on the tip of the small island of Jarlsø near Tønsberg to Read More

Crane Crashes into Shopping Mall

04/8/13

Johannesburg, South Africa An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of the Golden Walk shopping centre in Germiston this morning seriously injuring 25 shoppers, two of them seriously, paramedics said. The crane, a five axle Grove GMK owned by Babcock Plant, was preparing to lift an air conditioning unit  when it Read More

Road closed, power out

04/3/13

Blenheim, New Zealand A crane driver narrowly avoided being killed when a crane fell over in an accident on Hutcheson St, in Blenheim, yesterday.                           A crane has fallen over on Lansdowne St in Blenheim No-one was injured in Read More

Foreign worker killed in work site crash

04/3/13

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A foreign worker was killed in another crane crash – three days after a motorist was killed by falling construction equipment at the LRT project site. The latest victim, in his 30s, and another foreigner were on a sky lift, repairing the zinc roofing on a four-story flat Read More

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