Crane Accidents

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June, 2012 Archive

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2 Men Rescued After Crane Cabs Collide at Port Elizabeth

Cabs Collide at Port Elizabeth New Jersey

Elizabeth, New Jersey Two men are safe on the ground after their cargo crane cabs collided 50 feet above a container ship pier in New Jersey. Port Authority Police spokesman Al Della Fave says the straddle cranes were moving containers at the Maher Terminal at Port Elizabeth when the accident Read More

Massive 2500 Kilo Concrete Construction Fail


Amsterdam During the filming of Jaasir Linger in Amsterdam, all of a sudden a crane drops a massive concrete slab on top of a parked line bus and totaled it!  

Crane Topples & Kills Man in Conroe

Crane Kills Man in Conroe

Conroe, Texas A construction worker died Thursday morning when the crane he was operating toppled over at the site where a new Garden Ridge store is being built to replace one that burned last October at I-45 near Texas 242 in Conroe. The crane was lifting a section of a Read More

Crane Smashes Into Bus


Pudong, Shanghai A number of passengers onboard a bus were injured after a crane truck crashed into it this afternoon in the Pudong area. No details of casualties have been released. The accident happened about 2:30pm nearby Pudong’s Dingxiang Road and Fangdian Road. A witness said two children on the Read More

Falling Crane Kills 5 at Chelyabinsk Power Plant Site


Troitsk, Chelyabinsk, Russia Five Chinese construction workers have died and a further 5 were injured when a crane collapsed at the site of a new power plant in Troitsk, Chelyabinsk, close to the Kazakhstan border.

Harnesses Save Workers Lives

Workers Saved by Harness

Calgary, Canada Two men were saved by their harnesses after one side of a suspended platform collapsed while they were working on a 20 storey building in Calgary, Canada earlier this week. The two were inspecting tiles on the side of the Elveden Centre on 7th Avenue Southwest when it Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collapse in Glasgow

crane collapse glasgow 2012

Glasgow, Scotland One man is dead and another seriously injured after the boom of a truck mounted lift buckled in Glasgow Scotland. Details of what happened are sketchy, as it occurred less than two hours ago, but we understand that the two were working from a 43 metre Bizzochi lift Read More

5 Chinese Workers Killed in Crane Collapse


Troitsk, Russia Russia’s emergency services say a crane crashed to the ground on a construction site near the Kazakh border, killing five Chinese workers and injuring five more. The crane fell in Troitsk, a city in the Ural Mountains on Russia’s border with Kazakhstan. The workers were part of a crew building a power plant. The cause of the accident on Monday was not immediately clear. Read More

Runaway Crane in Perth

Runaway Crane in Perth Australia 2012

Perth, Australia I believe this is the 3rd Crane Accident this month in Perth, Australia. The operator of a runaway crane in Bedfordale, near Perth, Western Australia, had a lucky escape yesterday after he failed to climb back into the cab and was trapped underneath. The crane, a three axle Read More

Crane Worker Saved by Harness

Utility Truck 2012

Rockville, Maryland A man escaped with minor injuries after his aerial lift was clipped by a passing truck on Friday in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The man was working from a utility truck at a busy intersection, the lift was boomed out over an open lane to reach a set of Read More

Fatal Fall in Essex


Pebmarsh, Essex A utility worker fell from an aerial lift he was using while working on a farm in Pebmarsh, Essex, last Thursday. The man, said to be in his early 50s, was carrying out planned engineering work for UK Power Networks when he somehow managed to fall from the Read More

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