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December, 2011 Archive

Flats Evacuated After Crane Collapse

Tower Crane Collapse in Essex 2011

Essex (United Kingdom) The drama unfolded in Allard Way, Saffron Walden, in Essex, just before 4.30pm. Residents were evacuated by the police to a rest centre, which the local authority has set up in a nearby sports centre. Fire crews also helped with the evacuation and provided emergency lighting. Chris Read More

Investigation Launched Into Husky Stadium Roof Demolition


Seattle, Washington The state Department of Labor and Industries is launching an investigation after a crane was badly damaged during the demolition of the roof at Husky Stadium Tuesday. Video posted on YouTube of the demolition shows a large crane nearby undergoing strong shaking as the roof tumbled on to Read More

Crane Accident in Gdansk

Crane Accident Gdansk Poland 2011

Gdansk, Poland Crane accident on new East – West road. The crane operator was slightly injured after it toppled over.

Marshall Man Killed in Crane Accident

Wayne Mead - Backed Over by Crane 2011

Ann Arbor, Michigan Authorities say a man working on a creek restoration project at a park in Ann Arbor was killed when another member of his crew backed over him with a crane. Washtenaw County sheriff’s spokesman Derrick Jackson says the accident happened about 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at County Farm Read More

Crane of Fools

Giant Crane Accident Predictable New York 2010

Manhattan, New York City officials have thrown a huge monkey wrench into the upcoming criminal and civil trials in the fatal 2008 Upper East Side crane collapse — a newly “discovered” letter that appears to implicate the Buildings Department as having been far more informed about the status of the Read More

Federal Safety Investigators Look Into Deadly Crane Accident

2 Workers Fall to Death in Crane Accident Atlanta, GA 2011

Atlanta, GA Federal safety investigators are looking into what led to an accident in northeast Atlanta in which two workers fell to their deaths. Authorities said the men died of trauma after the lift in which they were working fell to the ground at 525 Glen Iris Drive in northeast Atlanta Read More