Crane Accidents

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August, 2009 Archive

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Man Injured When Crane Topples

08/27/09
Man Injured When Crane Topples (1)

Hawaii  A Gay & Robinson worker was injured Tuesday afternoon, and remained hospitalized Wednesday with non-life-threatening injuries, after a crane used to load sugar onto ships collapsed at Nawiliwili Harbor. Clem Lum, G&R treasurer, said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon that G&R operations personnel were at the harbor Wednesday Read More

Camarillo Crane Accident Could Delay Metrolink Trains Today

08/26/09

 California  Three Metrolink commuter trains traveling from Camarillo to Oxnard could be delayed this evening after a construction crane tipped over at the Camarillo station about 11:15 a.m. today. The tracks are still open in Camarillo, but the trains must proceed through the station at a slower speed because of Read More

Crane Topples on UQ Building Site

08/26/09
Crane Topples on UQ Building Site

Australia  WORKERS were evacuated from a major building site at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus yesterday afternoon when a crane toppled over. No-one was injured, but scaffolding around a partly constructed building was damaged. The crane fell on a wing of the new $100 million School of Veterinary Science Read More

Fallen Crane Closes One Lane of U.S. 183 in Mustang Ridge

08/25/09

Mustang Ridge, Texas A crane used to put up billboards fell in Mustang Ridge this afternoon, and one lane of northbound U.S. 183 at Texas 130 heading into the Austin area has been closed, according to reports from the Travis County sheriff’s office and the Mustang Ridge Police Department. The Read More

Worker Killed by Falling Crane on Throgs Neck Bridge in New York

08/25/09
Worker Killed by Falling Crane on Throgs Neck Bridge in New York

New York  A worker was killed when a crane toppled onto him on the Throgs Neck Bridge in Queens at 10:30 AM. The electrical worker was pinned under the boom of the crane on the Queens side of the span. Witnesses say that the worker fell in-between the crane, and Read More

Heavy Crane Sinks Balandra Bridge

08/24/09

Trinidad & Tobago More information lost due to broken links.

Museum’s Oil Rig Crane Falls and Sinks Vessel

08/21/09
Museum

Galveston, Texas A towing vessel that was hit by a falling crane boom from the Ocean Star Drilling Rig and Museum sank at the Port of Galveston, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said Thursday. A salvage operation was under way following the 3:45 p.m. Wednesday sinking of the 40-foot Jerry Read More

Crane Collapses onto Shop Roof

08/20/09
Crane Collapses onto Shop Roof

United Kingdom – northern Ireland A supermarket manager in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, says he is lucky to be alive after a construction crane collapsed on to the top of his store. It is thought that the crane, operated by Graham Construction, sank into unstable ground before tipping over on Wednesday Read More

Four Workers Dead in Crane Collapse

08/20/09

China Four workers died and another two were injured Wednesday after a crane collapsed at a construction site of the Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway. A 10-ton gantry crane collapsed at 6 pm in Jiading District of Shanghai, police said. The conditions of the injured were unavailable as of 11 pm. One Read More

Route 1 Has Reopened to Traffic in Both Directions at the Indian River Inlet Bridge

08/19/09
Route 1 Has Reopened to Traffic in Both Directions at the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Delaware  Traffic is flowing again on Route 1 in both the north and southbound lanes after a crane fell off the back of a trailer – blocking the northbound lanes.  Route 1 northbound was closed for a little over an hour from the Indian River Inlet to CR 360 – Fred Read More

Crane Lands on House, Power Lines Down

08/19/09
Crane Lands on House, Power Lines Down

Jacksonville, Florida A crane bit off more than it could chew. The crane’s load got too far from its center of gravity, and the whole thing pitched up, coming to rest across the roof of a house. It happened this afternoon on Seabrook Drive in Arlington. Power lines were affected Read More

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