Saturday, December 25, 2010

Loader Fallen Off Float

Merry Christmas everyone! Hopefully, none of your presents have fallen off the truck.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Incident at Port Lincoln

Lucky that tuna boat was there, or that grain ship might have really damaged the wharf. Sent in this week by a reader.
Mandatory joke for Queenslanders: Charter boat? What charter boat?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toppled Excavator

I guess that's one way to demolish a house.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Civil Rear Dumper

I'm not sure what the proper name for these trucks are - I just call them 'civil engineering rear dumpers', since you mostly see them on civil projects

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Balancing Act

Certainly saves on having to unload the excavator every time!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sprayer into Bridge

This incident occured in Flint, NY, on June 30. This agricultural sprayer forgot to lower to the travel position before going underneath this bridge.

Sent in by a reader. Many thanks!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Loose Load

These types of loads must be extremely difficult to secure properly.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Train Crash

I've seen this photo around a few places. Does anyone know any information about this accident?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Brand-new definition of 'traffic jam'.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Slideways Movement

It's not often you get to see a D9 go sideways.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shipping Container Supports

I hope that those shipping containers are only temporary.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Toppled Crane

Another toppled crane, though not as good as the one from a couple of weeks ago.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Crane Through Concrete

This set of fantantastic photos was sent in my Mining Mayhem's No. 1 fan, Owen. Brand new $4M Gillespies' crane, nine days old.
As soon as the jib was extended on the crane, one of the support legs punched through the thin concrete. Someone obviously forgot to check the non-distributed load capacity of the slab.
The crane balanced for about an hour before falling through.
 That sound you hear is the insurance assessors screaming.
 Thanks Owen, for sending these through!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Broken conveyor

Broken conveyor at an iron ore processing plant.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Caution Signage

This sign should be standard across all industrial machines.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

MRI's like to eat metal

Please remember. The 'M' in MRI stands for 'Magnetic'.