Crane Accidents

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2009 Archive

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Worker For Atlanta Company Killed

12/31/09

Sumpter, South Carolina More details lost due to broken / missing links

Tower Crane Breaks up in Shenzhen, Death toll up to 6

12/30/09

South China Death toll of the tower crane breaking accident in a building in process in Shenzhen has gone up to six. The manufacturer side said the main reason of this accident is the malpractice by none-specialized person. On the afternoon of December 28, a tower crane breaking accident occurred at a Read More

Crane Falls on Three Cars, No Injuries

12/29/09

New Delhi, India Three cars were badly damaged when a crane at a south Delhi site where a flyover is being built fell on them Tuesday, police said. No one was injured. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. Tuesday in Badarpur area of south Delhi when a crane at a Read More

Man Dies in Houston Crane Accident

12/16/09

Houston, Texas A crane collapse in Houston has killed a 41-year-old man. Police say the accident happened at a printing company. Police say Cesar Barrios Gomez of Houston was dead at the scene. Authorities say Gomez had been trying to maneuver the crane to another location when the base failed and the crane topped. Read More

Lucky Escape as 80ft Crane Falls Within Yards of Road

12/3/09

United Kingdom DISASTER was narrowly avoided last Wednesday when an 80ft construction crane toppled over within yards of a busy road in North Dorset. Residents living near the Sydenhams roundabout in Gillingham were startled by a loud crash at around 11.30am and left their homes to see the large red Read More

St. Joseph Channel Area Closed After High-Voltage Lines Downed

12/2/09

St. Joseph, Michigan Details lost due to broken / missing links

Worker Dies in Poland Crane Accident

12/1/09

Warsaw, Poland Two workers died Tuesday in a crane accident at the construction site of Poland’s national football stadium, a venue being built in Warsaw for the 2012 European Championship, officials said. An elevator on the crane crashed to the ground from a height of about 50 feet, fire department Read More

Crane Falls; Injures Worker

11/26/09
Crane Falls Gloucester Virginia 2009

Gloucester, Virginia A construction worker was taken away on a stretcher by the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad on Friday when a crane at the former Pelican Cove Restaurant collapsed on the addition he was working on. Renee Edwards, who was in her office at Morgan and Edwards Real Estate on Read More

Swiss Crane Dismantle Finds Stabilty Limit

11/26/09
Crane Dismantle Accident Switzerland 2009

Basel, Switzerland A Wolff tower crane jib, apparently being dismantled, was dropped due to stability problems with the mobile crane. The Tower crane jib will be a total loss, as well as the mobile crane boom and luffing jib. One woman was injured. It sounds as if she was in Read More

Worker Dies in Accident at Mine Site

11/24/09

Hazard, Kentucky State officials say a crane accident at a mining site in southeastern Kentucky has fatally wounded a worker. A state official says the worker was struck by a crane arm at around 6 p.m. EST Monday at a site owned by Perry County Coal Corp. Ricki Gardenhire, a Read More

Crane Goes Over in Naples

11/24/09
Crane Tips in Naples Italy 2009

Naples, Italy A mobile crane tipped over in the centre of Naples, Italy, yesterday. We understand that no one was injured. The operator was initially stuck inside the cab, but was able to climb out unharmed. It is far from clear what caused the accident although first reports coming in Read More

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