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Another Tele Crawler Overturn


A 70 ton Sennebogen 673E telescopic crawler crane tipped onto its counterweight yesterday, the third case of a telescopic crawler overturning in this way in the UK in the past two months. This particular incident is said to have occurred on a job site alongside Luton Airport where work has Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Overturn

Rough Terrain OT 9-11-2015 3-16-57 PM

Dayton, Ohio A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio while pouring concrete injuring the operator. The crane looks to have its outriggers properly extended, but we understand that one of them was set up on soft ground which subsided causing the crane to lose stability as it Read More

Boom Truck Overturn

Boom Overturn 8-28-2015 4-12-56 PM

 Hollywood, Florida A boom truck overturned onto an apartment block in Hollywood, Florida, yesterday due to poor outrigger set up/soft ground.                               The boom came down onto the roof of the building The crane owned and Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Switzerland

Tower Collapse Swiz 7-2-2015 12-48-03 PM

Zurich, Switzerland A top slewing tower crane overturned in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, landing on an occupied apartment block on the opposite side of the street.                               The tower crane had only been erected two days prior Read More

Another Outrigger Overturn

Outrigger Overturn 6-26-2015 10-01-15 AM

Bautzen, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in Bautzen, Germany yesterday when the ground gave way under one of the outriggers. The crane had driven up to a home that was being renovated and set up on the parking area without using mats. As the crane unloaded building Read More

Another Outrigger Overturn

Outrigger Overturn 6-18-2015 10-44-28 AM

Bouchain, North East France A three axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in Bouchain, near Valenciennes in North East France, after the ground gave way under the outriggers on one side of the crane.                                 Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Overturn

Fatal Boom OT 5-22-2015 2-13-55 PM

Toronto, Canada A boom lift overturned in the town of Markham, on the north east side of Toronto, Canada, this morning killing one of the platform’s occupants and seriously injuring another.                                       Read More

Soft Ground Causes Overturn

Soft Ground Overturn 5-22-2015 2-02-01 PM

Xiamen, China A truck crane overturned in Xiamen, China last week, crushing two cars, but fortunately no one was injured in the incident. Xiamen is located in south China on the coast opposite Taiwan.                                 Read More

Lucky Escape in Bangkok

Lucky Escape 5-8-2015 10-05-38 AM

 Bangkok, Thailand A mobile crane overturned in Bangkok yesterday, with the boom falling across rail tracks and landing on two cars, injuring one person. The incident occurred near Don Muang train station on the north side of the city yesterday morning, the crane owned by the Italian Thai construction company, Read More

Fatal Telehandler Overturn

Fatal Overturn 5-8-2015 9-51-21 AM

Groningen in the Netherlands A man died and 11 others were injured at a vintage car rally in Oosterwolde – between Zwolle and Groningen in the Netherlands – on Saturday, when a Roto telehandler, fitted with a large work platform tipped forward while giving a group of children and adults Read More

Telehandler and platform flips


West Fargo, North Dakota     A man was seriously injured yesterday when a telehandler fitted with a work platform overturned. The man Chad Miller, 25, in the platform at the time with a load of roof shingles. According to the local police, the CAT TH360B was working on the Read More

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