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Crane Crushes its Driver to Death

01/12/11
Vietnam Crane Crashes Over 2011

Vietnam A crane fell and killed its driver in Ho Chi Minh City Tuesday. Dang Van Quang, 24, of Nghe An Province, lost control of the crane while maneuvering it. The 50-meter jib of the crane fell from a height of 45 meters, crushing him to death in the cabin. Read More

Crane Driver, Pedestrian Killed in Accidents

01/4/11
Crane Rolls in Tasmania Killing Operator & Civilian

Tasmania Tasmania’s holiday road toll stands at two after separate accidents within half an hour in the state’s south. The 47-year-old driver from Lachlan was killed instantly when he lost control of his 20-tonne crane near Risdon Prison about 12:30 pm. The crane rolled three times before crashing into an Read More

Crane Accident Closes Stapley Drive in Mesa

01/3/11
Utility Boom Truck Tips in Arizona 2011

Mesa, Arizona A basket crane mounted on a utility truck tipped over while crews were working at a Mesa intersection Monday morning. It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at Inverness Avenue and Stapley Drive. Crews reportedly were taking down holiday decorations from a nearby shopping center. The truck was making Read More

Train and Crane Collide on Toepperwein Road

12/31/10
Crane & Train Collision Texas 2010

Converse, Texas The Converse Police Department  reports a train accident has occurred at Toepperwein Road and Gibbs Sprawl Road. That’s where a  train and some sort of mobile crane have collided. Witnesses say the truck was heading over the tracks when it got caught on the tracks. The train was within Read More

Crane Collapse Kills One in Vietnam Metro

11/26/10
Crane Fell at High-Rise Construction Site Vietnam 2010

Vietnam A 15 meter-long crane fell at a high-rise construction site in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday, killing one worker, VietNamNet reported. Immediately after the accident, the door of the Thao Dien Pearl construction site in District 2 was closed. People living in the surrounding high-rises said that a number Read More

Crane Mishap Reported in Granville

11/24/10
Crane Tumbles Off Road Granville Pennsylvania 2010

Granville, Pennsylvania A crane went off the road and turned onto its side Tuesday afternoon on Windfall Road in Granville Township. Troy Fire Department Captain Thad Dibble said the driver wasn’t injured. He noted the driver went off the road for an unknown reason, and could not get back onto Read More

One Killed, Three Injured

11/23/10
Crane Brings Down Foot Bridge Killing 1 Helsinki 2010

Helsinki “A massive bang. Fragments were flying all over the place. Suddenly there was no more bridge,” says Sille Abner. She was driving on the opposite lane when a steel pedestrian bridge collapsed in Laajasalo in the east of Helsinki soon after three PM on Monday. One motorist was killed and Read More

Construction Worker Hospitalized After Crane Accident

11/21/10
Construction Worker Hospitalized by Crane Accident Texas 2010

Texas First responders attend to a construction worker whose hand became stuck in a construction crane at the 183A extension site near Crystal Falls Parkway.

Tower Crane Collapses Onto Roof

11/16/10
Tower Crane Collapses onto Roof Studen Switzerland 2010

Studen, Switzerland A 45 Meter Tall Wolff Tower crane on a cross base fell injuring two people on the ground and the operator of the crane. Also a building that was occupied has been virtually demolished and surprisingly no one was reported as injured. Two cars were struck by the Read More

Runaway Crane Kills Four

11/16/10
Runaway Crane Kills Four 2010

Taiwan A runaway crane smashed into a bus yesterday in Taiwan killing four people – three women and a man – and injuring a further eight. There were a total of 16 passengers on the bus. The accident involving a dated four axle truck crane, occurred in Guishan, Taoyuan County. Read More

Worker Hit by Light Pole in Construction Mishap

11/16/10
Boom Pins Down Worker in Crane Accident Florida 2010

St Petersburg, Florida A construction accident in the Tyrone area sent one worker to the hospital late Monday night. Police say 41-year-old Jorge Delgado was assisting a crane operator at the site in the 2500 block of Tyrone Boulevard when a concrete light pole slipped and pinned him against the Read More

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