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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

Tower Crane Hits Homes in Cologne

09/2/14
Tower Crane Hits Home 9-4-2014 2-58-30 PM

Cologne, Germany A tower crane came crashing down on to a residential buildings in Cologne, Germany on Thursday night/Friday morning, trapping a man in his bed. The tower crane had only been erected on Thursday and came down in early hours of Friday morning landing on two buildings. The local Read More

New England Crane Overturn

08/26/14
New England Crane Overturn 8-27-2014 3-08-36 PM

Concord, Massachusetts A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts on Friday when one of its outriggers sank deeply into the grass while helping remove trees from a larger property in the area. The crane, a Liebherr LTM1050-3.1 owned by Astro Crane, looks to have been set up Read More

It’s a Mystery

07/30/14
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Qatar A boom lift overturned in Qatar the week before last, we have been led to believe that no one was injured in the incident, the big question is what caused it?                          A side view of the overturned Read More

Crane Overturn in California

07/28/14
Crane Overturns CA 8-1-2014 8-44-38 AM

Laguna Beach, California A four axle truck crane overturned in Laguna Beach, California, on Friday with the boom landing on the roof of a home. The crane, a relatively recent Terex, had completed a small lift at a neighboring house and was reversing up the hill and around the corner Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane for Two Hours Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

07/17/14
Man Trapped 7-18-2014 3-02-21 PM

Toronto, Canida A 50-year-old man has been airlifted to a Toronto hospital with life-threatening injuries after being trapped under a crane at a construction site for two hours. Police say a crane fell on the man just after 6 p.m. Thursday, trapping his arm and leg. The accident occurred in Read More

Tower Crane Pad Gives Way

07/14/14
Tower Pad Gives Way 7-18-2014 2-14-34 PM

 Vienna, Austria A tower crane crashed onto the roof of apartment block in Vienna on Saturday after part of the slab it was sitting on broke away.                                         The cracked base Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Two, Injures Four

07/9/14
Deadly Crane Collapse 7-10-2014 3-10-15 PM

Haiphong City, Vietnam A crane collapsed at a work site today (July 9) in Haiphong City, killing two workers and injuring four. The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in Haiphong confirmed that the accident occurred at around 8:00 AM at the construction site of a bridge crossing the Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse during Istanbul Airport Construction Kills One

07/9/14

Istanbul, Turky An accident took place during the construction of the third airport in Istanbul, Turkish Haber7 TV channel reported on July 9.A crane collapsed during the construction works and fell into a lake. One person was killed in the accident.On June 7, Istanbul hosted the ceremony of laying the Read More

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