Crane Accidents

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July, 2010 Archive

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Crane Tips Over, Lands in Lake Whatcom at Bloedel Boat Launch

Crane Tips Into Barge Washington 2010

Washington A crane that replaced log booms at the boat launch at Bloedel Donovan Park fell off its barge and into Lake Whatcom Friday, July 30, spilling five gallons of oil and damaging a boat. No one was injured when the crane, owned by West Coast Divers and Marine, tipped Read More

Crane Crashes into House in Gladesville


NSW, Australia Fire Emergency services were rushed to the scene of an accident involving a 35 Tonne crane in Hepburn Ave, Gladesville around 8am this morning. Reports were received that the mobile crane rolled back and hit a car in a laneway running off Hepburn Avenue. The crane continued into Read More

Man Impaled on Metal Rod after Construction Crane Overturns, Trapping Him

Crane Flips with Operator Canada 2010

Canada A crane operator was impaled on a metal rod about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when the machine rolled upside down into an excavated pit. The unidentified worker was extracted by Victoria firefighters and taken to hospital with the metal rebar still in his left side. He is one of Read More

Construction Crane Causes Power Outage


Chesterfield, Missouri A construction crane incident knocks out power to the Chesterfield area, Monday afternoon. Around noon on Monday, a construction crane hit one of the power poles near the work site. The pole fell onto power lines causing them to sag. The power was out in portions of the Read More

Crane Falls On Voorhees Olive Garden

HVAC Install Ends in Crane Collapse New Jersey 2010

Voorhees, New Jersey A crane delivering a heating and air condition system toppled over onto an Olive Garden in Voorhees, New Jersey Friday morning. The incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. at the restaurant in the 200 block of Laurel Oak Road. The structure does not appear to have been Read More

Crane Falls Onto House

Crane Falls on House Akron Ohio 2010

Akron, Ohio When Tracy Brubaker decided to have the 125 foot Poplar tree cut down behind her Akron home her friend Ed Serdinak said he wanted to be there to see it. But Tracy called Ed Tuesday to say don’t rush.  “She called me before I got here to say Read More

Woman Crane Operator Survives 300ft Fall After Cab Plummets to Ground

Operator Falls in Cab 300 Feet Lives China 2010

China A female crane operator fell more than 300ft from the top of a 33-storey building – and survived. She escaped with broken bones after the cab she was in plummeted to the ground in Leshan, Sichuan province in south-west China. The worker, who has not been named was pulled from Read More

Crane Rolls & Bursts Into Flames On 710 Freeway

Crane Tips Over in California 2010

California Traffic backed up on the 710 Freeway yesterday when a 30-foot Edison crane rolled over and burst into flames when the fuel tank ruptured, destroying a guardrail and light pole near the 91 East ramp to the 710 South. No one was injured as the driver of the crane escaped, Read More

Worker Trapped After Crane Explosion Near Tompkinsville Boatyard


Staten Island, New York A large emergency response is at the scene of a what’s described to be a small crane explosion near a boatyard in Tompkinsville. One worker is reportedly trapped near Miller’s Launch, to the side of the former Cromwell Center, according to Fire Department radio. The condition Read More

Worker shocked on Brickyard Road in Canandaigua


New York A worker was shocked around 3:45 p.m. outside a home at 2141 Brickyard Road in Canandaigua. The homeowner, Carrie Van Etten, said a woman who was trimming trees was electrocuted when a boom truck apparently became tangled in electrical wires. A Les Ganoe Tree Service truck was parked Read More

Another Fatality at Tuzla


Istanbul, Turkey A man died yesterday after falling from a work platform at the Tuzla shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey. The accident occurred at the Torlak dock when, according to local reports, the “safety bars” holding the basket snapped, allowing it to tip upside-down dumping the occupant, Nurettin Bingöl aged 36. Read More

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