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Major Construction Crane Accident Hornsby, Sydney, Australia

03/5/16
Tower Crane Accident Hornby, Sydney, Australia

February 26, 2016 Neighbors to a construction site in Hornsby Australia were evacuated after a tower crane collapsed in Hornsby, a town in the northwest of Sydney. Fire and Rescue did not believe that wind was the cause at the time. Three blocks of buildings were evacuated nearby, and cranes Read More

One Dead, 3 Injured, New York City Crawler Crane Crash

02/6/16
Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills and Injures

In what is possibly thought to be a wind-related accident, a crawler crane that was being prepared for disassembly on top of a building in Manhattan Friday, February 5, 2016 fell to the sidewalk, killing one and injuring 3. Witnesses recording video of the crane, as it was being taken down, Read More

Telehandler Over

10/27/15

Melbourne, Australia We have received a report that a telehandler overturned yesterday in Melbourne, Australia, but have no details of where it occurred and what it was doing. It looks as though it might have been travelling up a slope with a fully extended boom when it overturned. We do Read More

Tower Crane Jib Down in Tel Aviv

10/26/15

Tel Aviv, Israel The luffing jib of an out of service tower crane blew over the back of the superstructure in strong winds in Tel Aviv, Israel this morning. The storm caused extensive damage in the area, uprooting trees and taking overhead power lines down. Thankfully no one was hurt Read More

Loader Crane Over in Manchester

10/26/15

Manchester, England An articulated loader crane overturned while carrying out a lift at a pub in Manchester on Thursday night. The crane, mounted on a articulated truck/tractor trailer, was delivering a large advertising hording, it had lifted it clear of the trailer slewed over the side and was moving it Read More

Lucky Escape in Crane Brake Failure

10/23/15

Oradell, New Jersey A truck mounted crane overturned onto parked cars yesterday in Oradell, near Newark, New Jersey. The crane, a top end boom truck with cab, on a three axle chassis, is owned by Leons Crane Service, and was driving down a hill towards the town’s health center, when Read More

Crane Brings Down Boom Lift

10/22/15

Columbus, Ohio A man fell around 18 meters after the aerial lift he was working from was struck by an overturning crane yesterday in Genoa Township, on the north side of Columbus, Ohio.. The man had hooked a massive section of tree trunk to a 23 ton National 800 boom Read More

Fatal Shipyard Crane Collapse

10/20/15

Zhoushan, China A crane collapsed on Saturday at a ship at the Longshan Shipyard, ship repair yard in Zhoushan. China. The crane operator was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, two other men sustained serious injuries, while a fourth jumped into the sea to escape from the falling Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collision

10/19/15

New South Wales, Australia A truck mounted platform collided with a 4×4 this morning in Berridal, New South Wales, Australia killing the two occupants of the car – an elderly couple – and seriously injuring the driver of the platform, who was airlifted to hospital. A passenger in platform was Read More

Crane Boom Collapse in Atlanta

10/16/15

Atlanta, Georgia A crawler crane boom came down on the site of a multistory car park in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, yesterday. Thankfully there were no injuries. The boom of the crane – a Manitowoc owned by Buckner, the steel erecting crane and rigging company – struck a boom Read More

Man Injured In Derby Crane Accident

10/13/15

Derby, Connecticut A worker was injured Tuesday during a crane accident in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church on Elizabeth Street in Derby. The man suffered severe head trauma, according to Derby police spokesman Lt. Sal Frosceno. The man’s name was not released. He was taken to St. Vincent’s Read More

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