Crane Accidents

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May, 2012 Archive

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Construction Crane Falls on Bloomington Slumberland Store

05/31/12
Crane Falls on Slumberland Store 2012

Bloomington, Minnesota No one was injured when a construction crane fell onto a furniture store in Bloomington Wednesday afternoon. Bloomington police say the crane fell on the Slumberland Furniture store at 7801 Xerxes Ave. South just before 1:45 p.m. Bloomington Deputy Chief Rick Hart tells KARE 11 there does not Read More

Crane Fatality on Bangalore Metro

05/31/12

Bangalore, India A 24-year-old labourer was crushed to dead under a crane boom at one of the Metro constructions sites early Wednesday morning when it fell on him while shifting a bentonite slurry tank. The labourer has been identified as Amarjeet Singh from Kapurthala district in Punjab. Amarjeet had been Read More

Too Low for Lift

05/29/12
Lift Smashes Overpass

New South Wales, Australia A truck mounted utility platform rammed a bridge in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, earlier this morning, ripping it from its chassis. The driver appears to have stowed the lift correctly, but simply under estimated the height of the bridge or was unaware that his platform, Read More

Overturn Dumps Two in Water

05/28/12
Soft Soil Causes Crane Collapse Australia 2012

Australia Two men were lucky to escape earlier this month when the ground under the wheels of the telescopic boom lift they were using, subsided, overturning the lift and dumping them into the sea at a port in Western Australia. The two were ignoring most safety advice and training not Read More

Juneau Company Fined for Crane Accident

05/25/12

Juneau, Alaska Original Story (11/6/2011) A Juneau construction company has been fined in connection with a deadly crane accident. The Juneau Empire says the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Trucano Construction Co. $5,000 in connection with the death last year of 75-year-old Boyd Cody. The company was cited in January for failing Read More

Mobile Crane’s Tires Sink in Graveyard

05/25/12
Mobile Crane Sinks in Graveyard 2012

Roxwell, England A self-propelled boom lift being used to carry out work to a church in Roxwell, England, plunged into a grave, or the church crypt on Wednesday. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident at the 16th century St Michael’s Church in Roxwell, Essex. Essex County Fire & Read More

Two Charged with Negligent Homicide

05/24/12

Norway The owner of a trailer lift and the engineer who inspected it have been charged with Negligent Homicide in Norway The owner of a trailer lift and the engineer who inspected it have been charged with Negligent Homicide in Norway, following a 2010 fatality. The incident occurred in September Read More

Mobile Crane Crashes Into Car Near SC High School

05/22/12
Mobile Crane Collides with Car

York, South Carolina Police say a crane driver probably saved a woman’s life when he raised his crane off of her car when the two vehicles crashed Tuesday morning. The incident was reported at 8:30 a.m. in front of York Comprehensive High School on Alexander Love Highway, according to the Read More

Crane Overturns in Singapore

05/20/12
All Terrain Crane Accident Singapore 2012

Singapore A four axles All Terrain crane went over in Singapore this weekend as it unloaded a container from a truck. The crane was owned and operated by Kim Soon Lee and was lifting the container, outside a unit on the Changi North Crescent industrial park. The company claims that Read More

Construction Lift Accident in Secaucus

05/18/12
Crane Accident Secaucus New Jersey 2012

Secaucus, New Jersey A construction worker Arris Tunc, Age 34 was killed Friday in Secaucus, N.J., when a construction lift he was working in tipped over [and he fell some 45 feet from a work platform]. The worker for Cipillini Roofing of Clifton, N.J., was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center after Read More

Five Axle AT Overturns in CA

05/17/12
240 Ton Overturns Orange County, CA 2012

Orange County, CA A 240 ton five axle All Terrain crane overturned at a rental company in Orange County, California this morning. The crane, a Grove GMK5240 owned by Crane Rental Service overturned at its yard in West Collins avenue while being tested or inspected. The crane’s boom was fully Read More

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