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Fatal Shipyard Crane Collapse


Zhoushan, China A crane collapsed on Saturday at a ship at the Longshan Shipyard, ship repair yard in Zhoushan. China. The crane operator was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, two other men sustained serious injuries, while a fourth jumped into the sea to escape from the falling Read More

65 Deaths in Tower Crane Collapse

Tower Collapse 9-11-2015 2-54-44 PM

Saudi Arabia A luffing jib tower crane has collapsed onto the Grand Mosque – the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, according to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defence Force.    The report says that 65 worshipers have died and 154 have been injured in the incident. The crane is almost certainly one Read More

Tower Crane Failure

Tower Crane Failure 8-28-2015 3-38-56 PM

Bavaria, Germany A tower crane broke in two on Friday, landing on a house under construction in the town of Kreuth –Plötzlich, Southern Bavaria, in Germany. The tower of aging self-erecting crane – which has a two section tower and a jib of around 25 meters – appears to have Read More

Dropped Steeple

Steeple 8-14-2015 1-55-25 PM

 Nova Scotia, Canada The boom of a crane removing a 150 year old wooden steeple from a church in Milton, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, collapsed dropping it the ground and bringing down the local power lines. The crane, a Link Belt 8690 truck crane, rented from All Erection was Read More

Climbing Collapse

Climbing Collapse 8-7-2015 1-35-26 PM

Melbourne, Australia A large luffing jib tower crane dropped onto the top of the lift shaft of the building it was working on this morning in Melbourne, Australia, after something failed while it was being climbed and tower sections added. The crane has remained upright and within the building, but Read More

Netherlands Cranes Collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn

Netherlands 8-7-2015 1-09-12 PM

River Rhine, Netherlands Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn have collapsed on to buildings with rescuers searching for victims. The amateur video showed the cranes, on a pontoon on the River Rhine, trying to hoist a section of the Read More

Ship Crane Failure

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


 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

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

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

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

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