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Crane Overturns in Baltimore

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

Crane Topples Over in UMBC Construction Area


CATONSVILLE, Md. The incident happened near the area of Hilltop Circle and Walker Avenue in Catonsville, where construction is under way. No one injured during incident, university officials say                                       University officials confirmed Read More

Crane vs bulldozer


Russia Gorodetsky Dam is under repair. A 35-ton mobile crane was lowering a bulldozer into the lock, when both crane and bulldozer was turned over into the lock.                                           As luck nobody was hurt. The driver sensed Read More

Oops… Omagh’s new bridge damaged


Omagh, Northern Ireland. OMAGH’S newest pedestrian bridge will have to wait a little longer before coming into operation after being damaged just as it was being put in place.                         With the bridge damaged during it’s placement, supports from Read More

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