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Crane Over in Houston

Crane Over in Houston10-24-2014 2-07-42 PM

Houston, Texas A five axle 170 ton All Terrain crane overturned on Friday in west Houston, Texas dropping its boom into the back end of a car dealership yard. The crane, a Grove GMK5225 operated by Circle 8 Crane Services of Houston, was working or setting up at a tower Read More

Two Cranes Fall in Switzerland

Two Cranes Fall in Switz 10-9-2014 12-28-45 PM

Switzerland Two cranes – a mobile and a tower crane – overturned this morning in a residential area in Switzerland.                                             The falling crane also damaged surrounding buildings The Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Singapore

Fatal Tower Singapore 10-4-2013 12-19-25 PM

Singapore A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the National Gallery site in Singapore. A third man has more minor injuries.                                             Read More

Crane Crashes into Shopping Mall


Johannesburg, South Africa An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of the Golden Walk shopping centre in Germiston this morning seriously injuring 25 shoppers, two of them seriously, paramedics said. The crane, a five axle Grove GMK owned by Babcock Plant, was preparing to lift an air conditioning unit  when it Read More

Crane Topples Over in UMBC Construction Area


CATONSVILLE, Md. The incident happened near the area of Hilltop Circle and Walker Avenue in Catonsville, where construction is under way. No one injured during incident, university officials say                                       University officials confirmed Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse Causes Rush-hour Delays in Cyprus

tower crane collapse in cyprus

Larnaca, Cyprus Strong winds brought a tower crane down across the main road/promenade and onto a passing car yesterday evening in Larnaca, Cyprus killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. It also damaged several parked cars. While the severe weather conditions caused the crane, which had been working on Read More

Crane Wheel Falls in Hole

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Hilversum, Netherlands A man using in boom lift in Hilversum, the Netherlands had a lucky escape yesterday after a wheel of his machine dropped into a void. The man was operating the Genie S-85* – rented from Gunco – just off of a busy road, working at a height of Read More

Crane Counterweights Fall & Crush Worker


Germany On Wednesday afternoon on a site on Doktor Hans Bunte Street in Wunsiedl, Bavaria, a construction worker died in a crush accident during the erecting of a crane. He was standing on the rear of a lorry when heavy concrete sections being used as a counterweight on the crane Read More

Crane in Germany Slips Off Road

Crane Accident Germany 2012

Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, Germany An eight axle All Terrain crane overturned last week on a wind farm in Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The crane, a Liebherr owned and operated by crane and heavy transport company Regel, was rigged with counterweight, jib and Y-Guy suspension system. It slipped off the road while Read More

Crane Comes Down in KL

Tower Crane Falls Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A tower crane fell 35 stories after a counterweight fell off. Residents in Jalan Ampang here had an afternoon jolt first by the thunderous sound of a crash and then when they realised that a crane had tumbled 35 floors to the ground. The crane destroyed three Read More

Lax Attitude to Maintenance


England An accident in which a 13Kg counterweight fell from a height of 4 metres on to a man’s foot and fractured it revealed a laxity in maintenance of the cranes being used at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. The incident last March at Drax Power Ltd also implicated Read More

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