Crane Accidents

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April, 2009 Archive

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Accident Kills Worker Near Dadeland Mall

04/28/09

Miami, Florida  A 66-year-old man died early Monday in South Miami-Dade after a piece of machinery crushed him, officials said. The accident occurred about 9 a.m. at a construction site in the 7200 block of North Kendall Drive. The worker, identified as Julio Salabarria, was crushed by the end of Read More

Chinese Tourist Injured in Crane Accident Dies

04/27/09
Chinese Tourist Injured in Crane Accident Dies (1)

Taiwan A Chinese tourist, who was hit by a falling crane boom as his group’s tour bus was driving in a bustling Taipei commercial district last week, died Monday at Taipei Medical University Hospital, according to hospital sources. The 63-year-old Zhang Shiguang had been on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and hemodialysis Read More

Port Probe After Containers Collapse

04/24/09
Port Probe After Containers Collapse

United Kingdom INVESTIGATIONS are under way today after an accident at Britain’s biggest port in which a stack of containers collapsed. The incident happened in a quayside container park as a rubber-tyred gantry crane tried to sort rows of stored boxes. It is understood the crane driver was trying to Read More

Broken Crane Still Dangling

04/23/09
Broken Crane Still Dangling

Singapore MORE than 15 hours after the crane snapped in strong winds on Wednesday night, its broken boom is still dangling precariously from the rooftop of an uncompleted condominium building in Ardmore Park. Site managers said they are waiting for the go-ahead from the Ministry of Manpower to bring down Read More

Schoolhouse Icon Returned: Historic Bell is Back, But at a Price

04/22/09
Schoolhouse Icon Returned: Historic Bell is Back, But at a Price

Sauk, Wisconsin A crane brought in to crown a century-old schoolhouse in the town of Troy with the building’s original bell tipped over Friday afternoon, smashing a van. “It was just like in slow motion, and the next thing I know it sliced that van like a loaf of bread,” Read More

Labourer Crushed Under Crane in Lucknow

04/22/09

Lucknow, India  A 40-year-old man died after he was crushed by a crane at Ambedkar Memorial in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow, police said on Wednesday. Subedar, working as a labourer at Ambedkar memorial, was crushed under the wheels of a crane yesterday and sustained serious injuries. He was rushed Read More

Overturned Crane Blocks Traffic

04/21/09

Flowood, Mississippi An overturned crane blocked traffic at Treetops Boulevard and Flowood, in Flowood. Flowood Drive and Treetops Boulevard is now open. Flowood Police say the 50-ton crane was traveling north on Flowood drive when the shoulder gave way. No one was injured, but the driver was taken to a Read More

Crews Working to Secure Rest of Toppled Tower

04/21/09
Crews Working to Secure Rest of Toppled Tower

Tyler, Texas  Crews are surveying the damage at the electrical grid site where under-construction New Grande Boulevard meets Rhones Quarter Road. A large mobile crane fell on its side just before 10 a.m. today and took out the top section of one of the power grid towers. Workers are up Read More

Crane Operator Injured After Vehicle Tips Over

04/20/09

Australia A crane operator suffered back and leg injuries after his vehicle tipped over in Port Melbourne this morning. The 50-year-old Hoppers Crossing man was taken to The Alfred hospital with serious injuries after his 25-tonne crane fell on to its side. A Victoria Police spokeswoman said two cranes were Read More

Union Reports Crane Related Accident

04/20/09

Australia  The construction union says there has been another accident involving a crane at a Canberra building site. The CFMEU says a worker at the Baulderstone site in Civic was almost killed when a three-ton concrete panel being lifted by a tower crane knocked over his four metre high work Read More

Blame Game Over Crane Mishap

04/20/09
Blame Game Over Crane Mishap

India The wires of a crane snapped while lifting a concrete slab weighing at least 60 tonne at the construction site of 1.2km interchange between VIP Road and EM Bypass on Saturday night. Several pedestrians had gathered to watch the crane when the slab dropped a few feet to the Read More

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