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Crane Recovered from Ditch

Crane Recovered from Ditch 10-24-2014 12-53-25 PM

Northern Holland A five axle All Terrain crane has been recovered after slipping off a narrow road into a bog in Northern Holland. The operator fortunately had a soft landing and escaped without injury.                                 Read More

New England Crane Overturn

New England Crane Overturn 8-27-2014 3-08-36 PM

Concord, Massachusetts A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts on Friday when one of its outriggers sank deeply into the grass while helping remove trees from a larger property in the area. The crane, a Liebherr LTM1050-3.1 owned by Astro Crane, looks to have been set up Read More

Tower Crane Over

Tower Crane Over 8-27-2014 2-10-46 PM

Stuttgart, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday near Stuttgart, Germany, when the ground gave way under one of its supports The crane was lifting concrete on a new apartment block on Monday morning when the ground gave way under one of the outrigger jacks in the town of Bonlanden, Read More

Crane Overturn in California

Crane Overturns CA 8-1-2014 8-44-38 AM

Laguna Beach, California A four axle truck crane overturned in Laguna Beach, California, on Friday with the boom landing on the roof of a home. The crane, a relatively recent Terex, had completed a small lift at a neighboring house and was reversing up the hill and around the corner Read More

Another Tree Incident

Another Tree Incidient 7-24-2014 1-30-10 PM

Marlborough, Massachusetts A boom truck overturned yesterday in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts, narrowly missing two houses as it lifted tree limbs from the back yard of a home. The boom truck, owned by Marlborough-based Monkey Men Tree Removal Services, looks to have been working with an almost fully extended Read More

Crane Operator Trapped

Crane Operator Trapped 7-24-2014 1-59-12 PM

Toronto, Canada A crane operator was trapped after the Rough Terrain crane he was operating rolled down a bank near Toronto, Canada on Thursday. The incident occurred in East Gwillimbury when the man, aged around 50, was moving the crane – a Terex RT – on Thursday evening, he was Read More

Tower Crane Pad Gives Way

Tower Pad Gives Way 7-18-2014 2-14-34 PM

 Vienna, Austria A tower crane crashed onto the roof of apartment block in Vienna on Saturday after part of the slab it was sitting on broke away.                                         The cracked base Read More

Crane Topples in Newtown

Crane Topples 7-18-2014 2-37-20 PM

Newtown, Australia Chaos on a busy inner-Sydney street has been narrowly avoided after a crane toppled on a construction site on Friday afternoon. Police say the crane was driven into a ditch, causing it to fall at the site on Alice Street in Newtown.               Read More

Big Articulated Crane Overturn

Articulated Crane Overturn 6-19-2014 3-26-13 PM

 Dietikon, Switzerland A larger articulated crane overturned this morning in Dietikon, near Zurich in Switzerland after an outrigger gave way. It looks as though the ground might have shifted and caused the outrigger beam to give way at the point where it supports the jack, causing the overturn.     Read More

Worker Dead after Crane Collapse in Hallandale Beach

Hallandale Beach Fatality 6-12-2014 1-18-06 PM

Hallandale Beach, Florida A construction worker died when a crane toppled Thursday morning in the Golden Isles area of  Hallandale Beach, officials said. Authorities were notified of the incident at 466 Alamanda Drive about 9:40 a.m., said Hallandale Beach Police Capt. Sonia Quinones. The Overturned Crane According to Quinones, investigators Read More

Crane Operator was in Cab when it Toppled into the Bay

Newak Bay Accident 6-12-2014 11-13-45 AM

Newark, New Jersey The operator of the crane that toppled into Newark Bay this morning has been confirmed dead, a city fire official said. Authorities have not yet publicly identified the man, whose body was pulled from the submerged crane cab this afternoon, the official, Capt. John Brown, said. Sheriff’s Read More

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