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Tandem Lift Overturn in Caracas

12/19/13
Tandem Crane Overturns 12-19-2013 12-17-17 PM

Caracas, Venezuela We have received photographs of an incident involving two five axle All Terrain cranes in Caracas, Venezuela last Friday.                                               The overall scene The incident occurred Read More

Tower Collapse in Germany

11/8/13
Tower Collapse in Germany 11-11-2013 3-39-26 PM

Dachau, Germany A tower crane collapsed on a construction site in Karlsfeld, just outside of Dachau, Germany on Tuesday. The self-erecting lattice tower crane was said to have been lifting a concrete foundation when it toppled. The operator was controlling the crane from the unit’s remote controls and was not Read More

Injured Crewman Recovering after Crane Winch Snaps

05/20/13

Tauranga, New Zealand Uptate: Crewman Injured as Crane Winch Snaps A Filipino crewman seriously injured after being struck across the chest by a steel rope as a crane boom collapsed on a ship at the Port of Tauranga last week is out of intensive care. Three mobile cranes have removed the Read More

Injured Crewman Recovering

05/2/13

Tauranga, New Zealand Updated Crewman Injured as Crane Winch Snaps A Filipino crewman seriously injured after being struck across the chest by a steel rope as a crane boom collapsed on a ship at the Port of Tauranga last week is out of intensive care. Three mobile cranes have removed Read More

Images of Bay Bridge Crane Collapse

04/15/13

Bay Bridge crane collapse Feb. 21 These images taken from video shot by News Chopper 2 show the destruction caused by the crane that toppled over at the base of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge crane collapse.

Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse

02/1/13

Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

01/11/13
Crane Overloaded in New York

See Update New York Original Story The operator of the crawler crane that collapsed in New York on Wednesday has been blamed for overloading the crane. A statement from the Department of Buildings claims that the crane was lifting a load of 23,900lbs (10.8 tonnes), when the crane’s maximum capacity Read More

OSHA Cites Tower Crane Company for UTD Incident

11/24/12
UTD Tower Crane

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) Original Story OSHA has cited Harrison Hoist of Grand Prairie, Texas with six serious safety violations for the fatal tower crane collapse at the University of Texas in July and is proposing $29,400 in fines. Harrison Hoist employees were dismantling the crane when it went Read More

5 Blamed for Death That Killed Crane Driver in Dubai

11/12/12

Dubai, UAE Read the Original Article Five men blamed for the death of a co-worker crushed by a falling crane in Dubai, have been fined Dh2,000 ($540) each and jailed for three months. They were also ordered by the Misdemeanours Court to pay blood money of Dh200,000 ($54,000) between them Read More

NYC Tower Crane Secured

11/5/12
Tower Crane in NYC Secured

New York Original Story The luffing jib tower crane that was damaged in last week’s Storms has now been secured. The salvage team used a hand crank to slew the superstructure through 180 degrees so that the jib, which was pulled over the rear of the crane, faces the building. Read More

One57′s Crane Problem (More Photos)

11/2/12
tower crane high gusts manhattan new york

New York Read the Original Story It has attracted billionaire buyers and plenty of media buzz, but this kind of attention the developers of One57, New York’s soon-to-be tallest residential building, certainly don’t want. All eyes are on the scaffolded high-rise as a crane hangs precipitously from its 90th floor. Read More

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