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Bronx Crane Accident Kills Filipino Worker

12/9/12

Jersey City, New Jersey A 38-year-old Filipino father of four was crushed to death when an industrial size air conditioning unit fell from a crane onto the sidewalk next to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Tuesday morning, the police said. Michael Tristan Mananghaya of Jersey City, N.J. was rushed to the hospital’s Read More

Hardhat Crushed in Bronx Horror

12/5/12

Bronx, New York A construction worker was crushed to death in The Bronx yesterday by a giant refrigeration unit that slid off a crane. A crane was hoisting the front of the trailer next to Bronx Lebanon Hospital as Tristan Mananghaya stood next to it, authorities at the scene said. Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Vietnam

11/23/12
Fatal Crawler Crane Accident Kills 5 in Vietnam

Vung Tau, Vietnam We can now confirm the fatal crawler crane overturn in Ba Ria, Vung Tau, in southern Vietnam on Sunday. We understand that all five people that were immediately affected by the incident have now died. The crane a 1,250 tonne Terex CC6800 was operating on what looks Read More

Crane Hits School in India

11/16/12
Crane hits school in India

Chennai, India A fruit vendor was killed, while five others, including four children, injured after a crane smashed into the wall of a girls school in Royapettah, Chennai, India yesterday. The crane drive reportedly felt dizzy and lost control of the dated tractor crane, causing it to veer off the Read More

Officials Identify Maui Worker Killed in Crane Accident

10/23/12

Maui, Hawaii A crane operator at a Kahului business was fatally injured this morning when the crane tipped over, crushing him beneath it, Maui police said. Police identified the victim as Ronald Nakasone, 62. Nakasone was moving equipment in the baseyard of Hawthorne Pacific Corporation, 470 Hana Highway, when the Read More

Crane Operator Killed in Australia

10/5/12

Australia A crane operator working for Boom Logistics was killed on Friday last week while loading drill rods onto a truck in Australia. The man Warren Black, 37 was said to be driving a truck at the time and was crushed when one of the rods slipped off the fork Read More

Two Men Electrocuted on Fort Myers Beach

09/7/12
Electrocution in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Flordia Two people were electrocuted Friday afternoon in an incident involving a lift at a gated community on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, it was 30-year-old Dustin Manning and 37-year-old Juan Bocanegra who were on that lift. Bocanegra lived Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Chennai

08/13/12
Crane Accident Chennai India

Channai, India 8/14/2012 Update – Human Error to Blame There has been another fatal crane incident on one of India’s major metro projects in Chennai last Wednesday night. A crawler crane, a 75 tonne Tata TFC 280, was lifting 25 tonnes of reinforcing bar when the boom buckled, dropping the Read More

Trolley Failure in India

07/31/12

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India A man has died yesterday after a cable supposedly failed on a tower crane in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India The information that we have received is a little confusing, but suggests that the failure of the lift trolley cable failed causing the trolley to break free Read More

Aerial Lift Causes Fatality

07/26/12

Garrett, Indiana A man was killed this week after falling from the platform of an aerial lift as it attempted to lift a tree in Garrett, Indiana on Wednesday. The man, Paul Graber, 56, is the owner of Auburn Tree Service and was working alongside Holiday Lakes to the south Read More

Highway Collapse in Istanbul

07/15/12
Istanbul Highway Collapse 2012

Istanbul A reader has sent us details of a job that went wrong last week in Istanbul taking a man’s life and damaging a large crane. The crane a Demag AC700 owned by Sistem Vinc was helping dismantle a flyover on the D-100 Metrobüs link road into the city. A Read More

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