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Crane Accident in Haverhill

09/13/10
Crane Accident Haverhill Massachusetts 2010

Haverhill, Massachusetts Police say a pile driver broke free from a crane and landed on a cab in Haverhill. It happened at the intersection of Essex Street and Moulton Way. The operator sustained minor cuts during the incident. The crane was in the roadway, forcing the street closed.

Crane / Train Crash

09/10/10
Crane Train Crash Hong Kong 2010

Hong Kong Passengers narrowly escaped death yesterday when the arm of a toppling crane slammed on to a Light Tail Transit compartment in Tuen Mun. Eighteen people were injured and the service was halted in four LRT stations for several hours. Most passengers walked out through an emergency exit, but Read More

Crane Hits Line, Sparks Tire Fire

09/9/10
Crane Power Line Accident Spark Tire Fire Indiana 2010

Fort Wayne, Indiana Gray and black smoke dominated the sky on Fort Wayne’s east side Wednesday after a pile of tires caught fire, firefighters said. The blaze started just after 1 p.m. when a heavy-equipment crane touched some high power lines near Mid-American Steel at 5402 Moeller Road, between Meyer Read More

Crane drops through Riverside Drive

09/3/10
Crane Collapses Down Embankment Auburn Maine 2010

Auburn, Maine A crane operator escaped with only an injury to his thumb Thursday morning when Route 136 gave way beneath his rig and sent piles of sand, rocks and asphalt — and his crane — crashing down an embankment toward the Androscoggin River. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen Read More

Crane in the Drink

08/30/10
Crane in the Drink Canada 2010

Canada A lattice boomed crawler crane ended up in a Canadian Lake on Saturday after the bridge it was crossing collapsed. The crane was working on an upgrade to the causeway over Buffalo Pound Lake, north of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, Canada. The operator felt the crane begin to go Read More

Another Metro Crane Accident in India

08/30/10
Construction Crane Tips Injuring None Damaging None India 2010

India A tractor crane working on the Bangalore Metro site in India, tipped over yesterday, narrowly missing a fully loaded car. The car was taking a Mr Chandrashekhar and 10 members of his family to a religious ceremony when the crane’s boom came down right in front of the passing Read More

Another Crane Accident in Warsaw

08/27/10
Tower Crane Falls Off Edge Warsaw Poland 2010

Warsaw, Poland A self-erecting tower crane went over in the centre of Warsaw, fortunately no one was injured. The crane was working on the construction site of a new road flyover when it went over, as it did one of the outriggers in the base folded. The unit went over Read More

Crane tips in Warsaw

08/25/10
Ground Gives Way Tipping Crane Warsaw Poland 2010

Warsaw, Poland A truck crane tipped over in Warsaw, Poland yesterday after the ground completely gave way beneath one of the outriggers. The crane, a three axle truck mount, was working in a small street in the city when the road surface gave way. Local reports suggest that recent heavy Read More

Construction Crane Sinks Into the Water Spilling Hazardous Oil

08/24/10
Crane Sinks in Accident 2010

Juno Beach, Florida A sinking crane caused a scare in Juno Beach Tuesday morning. The crane was repairing boat docks in the Intracoastal Waterway in Bert Winters Park when it tipped over. Fuel spilled into the Intracoastal Waterway, but the Fish and Wildlife Commission says the spill was minimal and Read More

3 Injured after Crane Collapses Downtown

08/23/10
Crane Collapses Downtown at Athenaeum Building 2010

Indianapolis, Indiana Two construction workers were hurt when a 60,000 lb. crane fell over and struck the historic Athenaeum building Monday morning. The man operating the crane complained of back pain, but refused treatment. The accident happened during a restoration project at the building downtown at 401 East Michigan Street Read More

Crane Tips in Brisbane

08/23/10
Crane Tips Over in Brisbane Australia 2010

Queensland, Australia A crane tipped over this morning on a road improvement project in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The crane, a Franna pick & carry model was unloading or moving a reinforcing bar cage for a pile when it tipped. The boom crashed down onto the perimeter fence of the site, Read More

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