An All Terrain crane slipped off a narrow country road near Saint Vallier (Charente) in South West France wednesday, recovering it is proving to be something of a challenge. Amazingly the crane did not roll and is balanced precariously on the verge of a raised road that passes over a flood plain. We have not been able to confirm who owns the crane a mid-size Terex, but a crane owned by the French division of TransGruma came to the rescue. The crane was working on the LGV high speed train line currently being built between Bordeaux and … [Read more...]
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A woman was badly injured when she drove out in front of a crane yesterday in Chelsea, Maine. Police say that Sally Gousse, 76, pulled out of her driveway and into the path of the truck crane, owned by W. H. Green and Sons of nearby Vassalboro. The crane’s driver Eugene Green swerved to try and avoid her but ended up striking the driver’s side of the car. The car was totalled while the crane was barely damaged. … [Read more...]
An All Terrain crane slipped off a low loader in Bootle, near Liverpool, UK, Yesterday. No one was hurt in the incident. The crane, a Grove GMK, owned by Roadcraft Crane and Plant Hire was in the street outside of the crane company’s premises, where it looks as though it was in the process of being loaded or unloaded. The crane came to rest against the side of a building, stopping it from tipping all the way over. … [Read more...]
One man died and another was injured when a crawler crane overturned at a metro construction site in Saidapet, Chennai, India on Saturday. The crane was said to be lifting a 25 tonne counterweight and was slewing to load it onto a trailer when it overturned. The boom landed on welder Ranjith Biswal, 20, killing him outright, while Tira Nayak, 19, was trapped by his leg and was taken to hospital with a serious fracture which has resulted in the leg being amputated. Work has been suspended while an investigation looks into the cause for the … [Read more...]
A crane overturned this morning in Phuket City, Thailand, cutting off a high voltage power line, but it is hard to see exactly what happened. The crane a 25 tonne Tadano Rough Terrain/city crane owned by Phuket Kritichai, was on tyres and had its boom raised to around 35 degrees when it overturned in a shallow road side ditch/embankment alongside a main road. A second crane was quickly brought in to recover the fallen crane and power restored. Thankfully and surprisingly no one was injured in the incident. It could have been so much … [Read more...]
A five axle truck crane being moved across Las Vegas on a low loader partially overturned yesterday at a busy intersection. The superstructure of the crane, an American Hoist lattice boomed crane owned by Reliable Crane Service, appears to slewed over the side, causing the overturn. The counterweight landed on the road preventing a full overturn, and the crane remained firmly strapped on the trailer bed. Two wrecker trucks were called in to pull the trailer back upright and the street was opened again by evening. No one was hurt in the … [Read more...]
A lattice crane boom came down onto I-44/The Turner Turnpike near Stroud, Oklahoma – halfway between Oklahoma City and Tulsa- on Saturday. According to local feedback the incident was caused by a boom pendant cable failure to a crane working on a turnpike bridge. The boom was quickly removed from the road by another crane working on the same site. No one was injured in the incident, although a truck on the road sustained some damage. … [Read more...]
A luffing jib tower crane has lost its jib on a site in Ealing, London yesterday evening. No one has been injured in the incident and some reports state the possible cause is related to the strong gusty winds currently in the area. The crane, owned by rental company LTC - London Tower Cranes - was working on the Dickens Yard site in Ealing Broadway, currently being developed by St George. The operator was treated for shock, but was otherwise unhurt. A spokesman for St George acknowledged that the incident had occurred, but said that it was … [Read more...]
On the 11th of December a tower crane has collapsed onto an Aldi supermarket in Bad Homburg, Germany, killing at least one member of the public. The crane, a regular top slewer owned by BBL Cranes, came down around 11:30 this morning hitting the supermarket next to the large office construction site it was working on. The counterweights are said to have fallen near the check out, where the impact killed a 45 year old customer. Seven other people were injured, with two of them considered to be in a serious condition. The crane operator, … [Read more...]