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Crane Tip in New Zealand

10/13/14
Crane Tip in NZ 10-16-2014 1-22-57 PM

Christchurch, New Zealand An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand. Thankfully no one was injured when the Kato CR-250 Rough Terrain city crane went over on the site of a new office complex in Victoria street being built by contractor Ganellen. The Read More

Lucky Escape as Crane Overturns

07/18/14
Lucky Escape 7-18-2014 2-28-10 PM

Dettelbach, Germany A 220 ton All Terrain crane overturned in Germany this morning landing on a house and trapping a man in the small town of Dettelbach, to the east of Würzburg– in northwest Bavaria. The crane, a Grove GMK 5220 owned by Bavarian crane and access rental company Ziegler, Read More

Crane Drops AC Unit

07/16/14
Crane Drops on AC Unit 7-17-2014 3-21-59 PM

 Abilene, Texas A crane overturned in Abilene, Texas on Monday as it placed a new air conditioning unit onto a roof at the Primetime Entertainment Center in the town.                                           Read More

Excavator Pulls Crane Over

07/9/14
Excavator Pulls Crane Over 7-10-2014 1-58-49 PM

 Alberta, Canada A Rough Terrain crane overturned at the end of May on an oil sands project north of Fort McMurray Alberta, Canada, while carrying out a tandem lift with an excavator. The crane a Grove RT875E was lifting a piling casing and was in the process of lowering it Read More

Self-Erector Goes Over

07/4/14
Self Erector Goes Over 7-10-2014 2-40-06 PM

Geldern, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday flattening a van and narrowly missing a passing car in the German town of Geldern, north east of Duisburg. Amazingly no one was injured in the incident, the operator- using a remote controller – was some distance from the crane and the Read More

Tower Crane Overturn

06/3/14
Tower Crane Overturn 6-4-2014 2-25-25 PM

 Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany A self-erecting tower crane lost its balance yesterday in Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany and overturned, thankfully no one was injured. Reports claim that the cause was due to a simple overload, with a concrete panel trolley’d out beyond the radius the crane could handle it. Fortunately the a Read More

Boom Tips in Oklahoma

05/22/14
Boom Tips Oklahoma 5-30-2014 11-40-02 AM

 Norman, Oklahoma A 60 foot telescopic boom lift overturned in Norman, Oklahoma, yesterday injuring the occupant. The lift a Genie S-60 owned by United Rentals, was working over the side with boom fully extended and lowered almost to its full 15.5 meters outreach, when it went over.       Read More

Swiss Overturn

05/8/14
Swiss Overturn 5-9-2014 11-53-26 AM

Southern Switzerland A Rough Terrain crane working in southern Switzerland overturned on Tuesday while trying to lift a load that was too heavy.                                     The load was clearly too heavy with this boom Read More

Boom Fails While Tree Trimming

01/21/14
Boom Fails 1-23-2014 1-38-28 PM

San Remo, Close to the Border with France A man was injured in Italy yesterday when the boom of a truck mounted lift came down from a height of around 18 meters. The incident involved a Socage DA300 series owned by Savis Platform Rentals and occurred in the Valle Armea Read More

Fatal Crane Incident Chennai Metro

01/11/14
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

Boom Truck Overturns

01/3/14
Boom Truck Overturns 1-2-2014 3-42-40 PM

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting roof trusses overturned onto a partially built house in the Plum area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, yesterday.                                   The crane was set up OK and the ground held firm Read More

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