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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

05/22/15
Fatal Tower Collapse5-22-2015 2-23-24 PM

Kemerovo, Russia A tower crane collapsed onto a car park and apartment block in Kemerovo, central Russia yesterday killing the crane operator, a 53 year old woman. No one else was injured in the incident.                               Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

05/18/15
Fatal Tower 5-22-2015 1-35-23 PM

Doha, Qatar A tower crane came down across the airport road in Doha, Qatar yesterday killing one man, an Egyptian, and seriously injuring three others. The crane, which appears to be relatively new and owned by the contractor Mid Gulf, gave way at its base, close to the foundation while Read More

Large Construction Crane Topples in Santa Clara

05/8/15
Crane Collapse Santa Clara 5-8-2015 10-46-13 AM

Santa Clara, California A large construction crane toppled in Santa Clara along Great America Parkway. There are no reports of any injuries   The crane collapsed next to a parking garage being built and it damaged the corner of that building..                     Read More

Tower Crane Collapse

04/17/15
Tower Crane Collapse 4-24-2015 1-53-04 PM

Antwerp, Belgium A self-erecting tower crane overturned in West Malle, to the north east of Antwerp, Belgium yesterday, when the outrigger base gave way.                             The crane came down onto a truck The crane, a1983 Arcomet TZ24 Read More

Bridge launcher crane collapse

03/24/15
Bridge Launcher Collapse 3-27-2015 1-53-57 PM

Manila, Philippines A bridge launcher crane helping build a new elevated highway in Manila, the Philippines, collapsed yesterday. The 180 ton girder crane was working on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Elevated Skyway, when it dropped down into the street below, crushing four cars, but miraculously no one was hurt. Read More

Boom Truck Crushes Car

02/19/15
Boom Crush Car 2-20-2015 3-10-47 PM

Tiverton, Rhode Island A boom truck overturned in a shopping center car park in Tiverton Rhode Island yesterday, with the boom landing on a car. The crane, owned by Dion Signs, was working on the external display lighting of the Dollar general store, when it went over. The car belonged Read More

Crane Overturns in New Jersey

12/30/14
Crane OT New Jersey 1-9-2015 3-28-14 PM

 Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey A Rough Terrain crane overturned yesterday in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, seriously injuring a man on site.                                         The operator was thrown from the cab Read More

Two More AT Incidents

12/3/14
AT Incident 12-5-2014 1-51-42 PM

One in Norway and one in Germany Readers have reported two more mobile crane incidents last week, both involving four-axle All Terrain cranes, in Norway and one in Germany. In the most recent incident, a four-axle All Terrain crane owned by Sarens, occurred Monday morning on a building site in Read More

Self-Erector Collapse

10/22/14
Self Erector Collapse 10-24-2014 1-28-44 PM

 Dortmund, Germany A self-erecting tower crane collapsed in Holzwickede near Dortmund in Germany yesterday it was being dismantled on a small building site.                                       The recovery team prepare to ‘drag’ the damaged Read More

Overturning Telehandler Traps Man

10/13/14

Wellington, Somerset in the UK A man’s leg was trapped under an overturned telehandler on Saturday, near Wellington, Somerset in the UK. The man, 65, was trapped with his ankle and foot under the cab of the machine. The emergency services used cutting equipment and jacks to free him. He Read More

Two Cranes Fall in Switzerland

10/8/14
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

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