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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Malaysia

04/16/14
Fatal Tower Collapse Maylasia 4-18-2014 10-08-42 AM

Ara Damansara, Malaysia A tower crane operator died after his crane collapsed on a high rise building site in Ara Damansara, Malaysia on Tuesday. The man, Mohd Hafadz Sanip, 26, had started operating the crane during the site’s morning briefing at Tower One, an 11 story building currently being built Read More

Structural Scissor Lift Collapse

04/4/14
Sizzor 4-4-2014 11-08-41 AM

Ellwangen, Southern Germany A GSL scissor lift dating from 1998 collapsed suddenly in Germany yesterday seriously injuring a man on the platform. The man, 23, was working on the ceiling of a workshop in Ellwangen to the north of Aalen in Southern Germany. He fell around six meters to the Read More

Another Boom Truck Overturn

03/7/14
Another Boom Truck Overturns 3-14-2014 1-21-13 PM

Damariscotta, Maine A boom truck overturned in Damariscotta, Maine on Wednesday, due to incorrect outrigger set up The crane, a dated unit supplied by Arthur D. Henry Crane Services of Thomaston, was preparing to lift a heating/air conditioning unit onto a store in the town when it went over in Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding

02/26/14
Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding 2-28-2014 1-32-50 PM

Gujarat State, West India A crane lifting a bride and her sister at a wedding in Gujarat state, West India overturned killing a man below and injuring four others, including the bride and sister. The telescopic crane was lifting the two ladies in a large illuminated crystal conical platform and Read More

Scaffold Collapse in Sydney

02/25/14
Scaffold Collapse - Sydney 2-28-2014 1-46-21 PM

Sydney, Australia At least three people were injured after a large facade scaffold collapsed this morning in south east Sydney, Australia. The scaffold, which was around five stories high on a 14 story building, was being dismantled at the time. Union safety inspectors have claimed that they raised concerns about Read More

Boom Truck Destroys Line of Cars

01/31/14
Boom Truck Destroys Cars 2-4-2014 9-21-14 AM

 Mentor, Ohio A boom truck lifting a large air conditioning unit in Mentor, Ohio yesterday overturned, with the boom coming down on to a row of parked cars.                         For some reason the crane appears to have slewed towards Read More

Another Jib Failure in London

01/26/14
Another jib failure in London 1-31-2014 10-23-08 AM

Croydon, London Another Jost tower crane jib collapsed yesterday on a building under construction in Croydon, London during a storm. The crane is working on a new tower block known as the IYLO building. The 20 story building has stood unfinished for some time and is planned to provide low Read More

Double Crane Fail

12/19/13

Dropping the Tank

12/16/13
Crane LIfting Tank 12-19-2013 1-31-23 PM

  Russia A video of a lift that purportedly occurred last week in Russia, – although it looks far too warm for Russia this time of year – is popping up all over the world, hopefully no one was hurt.                     Read More

Tower Crane Hits Supermarket

12/11/13
Tower Crane Hits Supermarket 12-11-2013 12-50-52 PM

Bad Homburg, Germany A tower crane has collapsed onto an Aldi supermarket in Bad Homburg, Germany killing at least one member of the public. The crane, a regular top slewer owned by BBL Cranes came down around 11:30 this morning hitting the supermarket next door to the large office construction Read More

Tower Collapse in Germany

11/8/13
Tower Collapse in Germany 11-11-2013 3-39-26 PM

Dachau, Germany A tower crane collapsed on a construction site in Karlsfeld, just outside of Dachau, Germany on Tuesday. The self-erecting lattice tower crane was said to have been lifting a concrete foundation when it toppled. The operator was controlling the crane from the unit’s remote controls and was not Read More

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