Crane Accidents

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September, 2011 Archive

Construction Worker Hurt During Crane Accident


Milam, Texas The construction trade is fraught with danger. Nearly all construction workers are injured on the job at some point, and some fatally. A recent accident reminds all of us that Texas construction site dangers abound. A 49-year-old man was working at a construction site off County Road 135 Read More

Man Loses Legs in Crane Accident


Mumbai, India Original Story A 35-year-old Ghatkopar resident lost both his legs after a crane rammed into him in Ghatkopar (W) on Tuesday. The accident occurred when the crane’s brake failed while being reversed. The vehicle crashed into some motorcycles parked at the Sunder Baug Kamani junction in Ghatkopar at Read More

Crane Collapse Kills 4 at Construction Site


Shenzhen, China Four people were killed when a 70-meter-high crane collapsed in Guangdong Province late Tuesday afternoon, local authorities said Wednesday. The accident happened at the construction site of the workers’ residential buildings of BYDBattery Co., Ltd. located at the Dayawan Economic and Technical Development Zone in the cityof Huizhou, Read More

Utility Worker Electrocuted

Verizon Crane Hits Power Lines 2011

Brooklyn, New York Verizon Fined in 2012 A Verizon technician installing high-speed-Internet cables in Brooklyn, New York, was electrocuted on Wednesday after he accidentally touched a hidden power line. Douglas La Lima, 37, was using a utility truck, installing the overhead cables when a Con Edison power line hidden in Read More

Tower Crane Falls in Mumbai

Tower Crane Collapse Mumbai India 2011

Mumbai, India 09/22/2011 Update – Man Loses Legs in Crane Accident A brand new tower crane went over last week in Mumbai, India landing on a residential apartment block. The crane collapsed at a job in the Haji Kasam Chawl area of the city, and is said to have injured Read More

Crane Overturns in Scotland

Lattice Boom Mobile Crane Tips Scotland 2011

Scotland A lattice boom crane has overturned at the Port of Invergordon in Scotland this afternoon, thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The accident occurred at around 15:00, while Ainscough was apparently relocating its 550 tonne Liebherr LG1550 truck mounted crane while partially rigged when it lost stability Read More

Worker Crushed to Death in Crane Accident


Rochester, New York According to officials, a crane tipped over as the worker was moving the crane from one side of the sloped concrete spillway to another, causing the man to become trapped under the heavy machinery. A construction accident in the Genesee River Gorge has left a man who was pinned Read More

Crane Collapse at National Cathedral


Virginia Apparently an Earthquake caused a collapse causing millions in damage (not just from the crane, but overall).