Crane Accidents

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October, 2010 Archive

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Crane Driver Injured in M1 Accident

10/30/10

Australia A GOLD Coast man is in serious condition in hospital following an accident between a van and a crane on the M1 at Yatala in the early hours of this morning. Just after midnight the 53-year-old Coomera man was driving the crane southbound when the van crashed into the Read More

Crane Tips Over in Harwich Port

10/28/10
Mobile Crane Tips in Massachusetts 2010

Massachusetts The ground beneath an outrigger for the Baxter Company crane gave out and the crane toppled onto its nose shortly before 9 a.m., said Harwich fire Capt. Donald Parker. Just before the accident the crane was extended about 85 feet while moving a partition for a building, he said. Read More

Notre Dame Student Dies After Falling From Hydraulic Scissor Lift

10/28/10

South Bend, Indiana A University of Notre Dame student was killed yesterday when the tower he was standing on to film the Fighting Irish practice football collapsed in heavy winds. The college said 20-year-old Declan Sullivan was working for the athletics department when the hydraulic scissor lift he was standing Read More

Barge Crane Hits Power Line Causing Major Outage

10/28/10
Crane Hits Power Line Causes Outage Texas 2010

Galveston, Texas A barge crane working on the Galveston Causeway Bridge broke free sometime after 5 a.m. Thursday and drifted into a power line, causing a major outage on the island, the U.S. Coast Guard said. At the height of the outage, an estimated 16,000 customers were affected, but CenterPoint Read More

Construction Crane Tips Over In Middletown

10/25/10

Middletown, Connecticut The fire department responded to a crane accident Monday morning at the site of the future Middletown Armed Forces Reserve Center at 375 Smith St. The crane tipped over around 11:45 a.m., spilling hydraulic oil and fuel oil. The operator was not injured and was able to crawl Read More

Iowa woman hospitalized after granite falls on her

10/25/10

Kvoca, Iowa A Harlan woman is recovering after a weekend accident where a large piece of granite fell on her. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the accident happened around 5 p.m. on Saturday on a construction site in Avoca. KJAN-AM reports that witnesses told police that crews were installing Read More

Lightning Strikes Construction Crane (Fontana, California)

10/23/10

A man at a Fontana construction site was treated at a hospital Friday morning after lighting struck a crane he was touching. The unidentified man was injured at 9:42 a.m. at Sierra Avenue and Valley Boulevard, near Kaiser Medical Center, said Regional Dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller. Paramedics found him conscious Read More

One Injury Reported, Crane Operator Safe

10/22/10
Crane Rolls Over in Canton Illinois 2010

Canton, Illinois A report of a man trapped in a crane which had rolled over brought Canton fire fighters to the Canton East Side Waste Water Treatment Plant on Thursday. Firefighters responded at 10:39 a.m. to the site at East Walnut Street and 20th Avenue. Upon arrival, fire fighters found Read More

Tower Crane Buckles Under Heavy Winds

10/22/10
Ming Pao Tower Crane Collapse 2010

Ming Pao, China Giant scales collapsed under strong winds Ming Pao Tsing Yi site one commonly known as “picks scale giant scales yesterday morning in strong winds suddenly back broken collapsed and crashed into the indoor workers near misses, self-driving scales crawl to safety under the foundation, land on the Read More

Crane Tips Over, Smashes Through Home

10/21/10
Crane Smashes into Home Gastonia North Carolina 2010

Gastonia, North Carolina      A huge crane is no longer resting on a Gastonia home, but the cleanup process is far from over. The crane fell onto the house on Oakbrook Avenue in the Brookwood Historic District at about 6 p.m. Thursday. By Friday morning, crews had removed the part Read More

Man Killed by Crane Collapse Identified

10/21/10

Mountain Pine, Arkansas The operator of a crane was killed Wednesday afternoon at a water treatment plant. It happened in Mountain Pine, located in Garland County. The victim has been identified as Roy Case who was the owner and operator of the crane. As a construction crew was working on Read More

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