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Ship Crane Failure

07/11/15
Ship Crane Failure 7-10-2015 2-24-49 PM

Port of Galveston, Texas Four dock workers were injured on Wednesday when a ship crane collapsed while unloading a 60 ton wind tower section at the Port of Galveston, Texas. We understand that the injures are not believed to be life threatening. The incident occurred with the Singapore registered Asia Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Cameroon

07/9/15

 Cameroon, West Africa A tower crane came crashing down in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa on Tuesday, while being dismantled. Although initial reports suggested that there had been a number of fatalities, we understand that the actual casualties were one seriously injured. He was taken to hospital where he remains in Read More

A Bridge Too Far

06/5/15
Bridge Too Far 6-5-2015 1-35-54 PM

New South Wales, Australia We have just heard of an incident in early May in which a bridge in New South Wales, Australia, collapsed when a four axle All Terrain crane tried to cross it. The wooden bridge near Coffs Harbour in the North of the state, was apparently structurally Read More

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

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