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Crane Collapses While Hoisting Christmas Tree in Somerville


Somerville, Massachusetts A small crane being used to hoist a tree crashed onto it’s side, and onto the roof of a public library in Somerville, Massachusetts. A DPW crew was putting up a Christmas with a boom truck when something went wrong and the truck toppled on it’s side. There Read More

Crane Dangling From Tree at Harbor

Crane Dangling From Tree at Harbor

Sylvan Beach, New York  How do you get a crane down that’s dangling from a tree? Crews at Skinners Harbor near Sylvan Beach are dealing with such a situation as a large crane dangles above and near boats at the harbor. A viewer told Newschannel9 that the crane was assisting Read More

Boyd House Crane Tips


 Norman, Oklahoma Universiy Boulevard from Boyd Street to White Street was closed for about two hours while two large wreckers righted the truck. A University of Oklahoma Physical Plant worker was injured when a truck tipped over while working at Boyd House Wednesday morning. The worker, Carl Mize, was in Read More

Two Receive Electric Shock In Tree Trimming Accident


Sioux Falls, South Dakota Two Sioux Falls men were taken to the hospital Saturday evening after receiving an electric shock from a power line. Sioux Falls police say the men were trimming trees at a building near 12th Street and Western Avenue when they were shocked by electricity. “They were in Read More

Tree Service Worker Dies; Electrocution Likely


Gainesville, Florida A man delivering mulch for a Gainesville tree service was killed Saturday when a boom on his truck touched a power line, causing a fire in the cab, reported the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s identity has not been released. However, sheriff’s Lt. Steve Maynard said he Read More

Tree Trimmers’ Crane Falls on Ocoee Home


 Ocoee, Florida A crane being used by tree trimmers toppled and fell on a mobile home in Ocoee on Monday evening. A family of five was home at the time, but no one was injured, said Division Chief Butch Stanley of the Ocoee Fire Department. Although firefighters are waiting for the crane Read More

Man Electrocuted in Palermo Tree Trimming Accident


Palermo, California  A man working for Redding-based Utility Tree Service, a company under contract to PG&E, was killed about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday when he came into contact with live power lines. The unidentified man was reportedly involved in a routine tree trimming operation near the corner of Irwin and Bohemia Read More

Teen Killed in Crane Accident At Beaver Creek Country Club


Washington County, Maryland Nevin Petre, 19, was trying to remove a tree when the crane turned on its side.

Tree Service Operator Dies in Springvale


 Springvale, Maine A 28-year-old Lyman man died Thursday when a boom truck he was in tipped over and he catapulted into a tree. Sanford Police Maj. Gordon Littlefield says Toby Stockwell, who operated the T & M Tree Service, was removing tree limbs in the Woodvale Court area around 11:15 a.m. Read More

Tree Trimmer Electrocuted


Springfield, Ohio More information lost due to broken links.

Unexpected Problem


Richmond, Virginia A couple hoping to get their power back is now dealing with another problem – an overturned crane in their front yard. That accident unfolded in the front yard of a Chesterfield County home. The crane toppled over on Southmoor Road. It was being used by a tree Read More

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