Crane Accidents

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September, 1996 Archive

Overturning of Crawler Crane in the U.K.


United Kingdom Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to broken link.

Kids Escape School Bus Wreck with 30-ton Crane


Port Charlotte, Florida Six school kids had their guardian angle riding with them Friday morning. Shortly after the students were dropped off at Charlotte Harbor and Peace River Elementary schools, a 30-ton motorized crane smashed into the rear of their school bus. Three of the four adults aboard the bus, Read More

Fallen Crane Slows Traffic Near Larkspur


San Francisco, California A crane being used for seismic retrofitting fell into a hole near Highway 101 in Larkspur, forcing sporadic closures on both sides of the freeway for nearly eight hours. The crane, located at the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard intersection under the highway, pitched forward at 12:24 p.m. Read More

Crane Collapses Onto Roof of Bookstore


Lexington, Kentucky A crane from a construction site fell onto the roof of the Kennedy Bookstore yesterday morning, causing thousands of dollars in damage to the bookstore at 405 South Limestone Street. No one was injured.