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Dropping the Tank

Crane LIfting Tank 12-19-2013 1-31-23 PM

  Russia A video of a lift that purportedly occurred last week in Russia, – although it looks far too warm for Russia this time of year – is popping up all over the world, hopefully no one was hurt.                     Read More

Three Trapped in Boom Lift

Trapped in Lift 11-14-2013 9-40-46 AM

Greenwich, Connecticut Three men working on a facade had to be rescued from a boom lift on Monday in Greenwich, Connecticut. The machine, a Genie S-85, owned by Hertz Equipment, is said to have malfunctioned, however it was very apparent that the unit, which has a capacity of 227kg was Read More

Another One for the Trees

Another one for the Trees 11-11-2013 4-08-54 PM

Collins, Colorado A three axle All Terrain crane went over in Fort Collins, Colorado yesterday while lifting a tree from the back yard of a home in the town.                           The crane looks to be well set up Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

Fatal Crane Maplewood 10-24-2013 11-13-33 AM

Maplewood, Minnesota A lattice truck crane overturned yesterday in Maplewood, near Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota trapping the crane operator in his cab.                         The overturned crane The operator Cory Lewellin, 34, was operating the crane, owned by Truck Crane Service of Read More

Crane Lands on McDonalds

Crane Lands on McDonalds9-25-2013 3-33-34 PM

Durham, UK. A small city crane overturned today onto a McDonalds restaurant in Consett, County Durham in the UK. The crane, a two axle Kato City type Rough Terrain crane owned by Reedsbray Cranes of Gateshead, was lifting an outdoor chiller unit as part of the redevelopment work to the Read More

Boom truck Crane Topples onto Detroit Garage, Knocks Out Power for 950 Homes

Crane Tree Incident 9-6-2013 11-59-08 AM 3

Royal Oak, Michigan A crane removing a large tree toppled onto a small garage in Royal Oak and left hundreds without power for hours, according to authorities. The crane attached to a semitrailer was cutting and removing sections of a silver maple tree that was more than 100 feet tall Read More

Crane Tips Over, Lands on House

Crane Overturns on House 8-23-2013 1-14-36 PM

Tequesta, Florida A South Florida home was damaged in a crane accident Tuesday morning.                         This crane was being used to replace an air-conditioning unit when it toppled over and landed on a house. Tequesta Fire-Rescue spokesman Peter Allen said Read More

Crane Overturn Crushes Van

Crane Crashes on Car8-9-2013 4-35-05 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A mobile crane overturned in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday while lifting steel bars, its jib came down on a parked van. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The crane, working with main boom and A-Frame jib was said to have been overloaded as it lifted 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

Crane over in Manhattan

Crane Overturns NY 5-29-2013 2-18-06 PM

Manhattan, New York   A large crane fell over while doing work near the Water Club restaurant on the East River on Wednesday. No one was injured.                                               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

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