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Crane collapse accident at a construction site in Daikanyama (Japan)

10/4/10
Crane Collapse at Construction Site Daikanyama Japan 2010

Daikanyama, Japan On October 4, there was a crane collapse accident at a condominium construction site in Hachiyamacho, Shibuya Ward of Tokyo. The attached photo was taken when I happened to come across the site on my way home. The machinery for vertically excavating soil (a screw auger) directly hit Read More

Crane Overturns in Cos Cob

10/4/10
Crane Overturns in Cos Cob, Connecticut 2010

Cos Cob, Connecticut large crane overturned Monday morning near Palmer Point Marina at 7 River Road. The fire department responded to contain fluids leaking onto the ground. No one was injured in the accident. The state’s division of Occupational Safety and Health will investigate the incident.

Crane Truck Crashes into Brockton Home

10/3/10
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Brockton, Massachusetts A crane truck operator veered off the road about 9 a.m. Saturday and crashed through a chain-link fence and into a Brockton home in the area of Highland Street, according to police. The truck, which belongs to Eric’s Crane Service of Abington, also knocked down utility poles and Read More

Crane Tips on F1 Track

10/1/10
Mobile Crane Tips on Yeongam Formula One circuit South Korea 2010

South Korea A mobile crane tipped over on Wednesday at the Yeongam Formula One circuit in South Korea damaging part of a main grandstand. Korea is due to stage the grand prix on the 24th October but was not ready for the standard pre-race approval inspection normally due 90 days Read More

Mobile Crane Tips in Mississippi

09/28/10
Mobile Crane Tips Pascagoula Mississippi 2010

Pascagoula, Mississippi A 240 ton All Terrain crane went over late last week at a Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, due to a lack of communication and full walk around daily inspection.The initial reports state that the crane’s outriggers had been retracted on the left hand side of the crane Read More

1 Injured in N. Austin Crane Accident

09/24/10
Crane Collapses in Austin Texas 2010

Austin, Texas One person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a crane accident in North Austin. The incident happened in the 4700 block of Jackson Avenue. The crane was working on adding a new addition to the Westminster Manor retirement community.  The constructions was being managed by Read More

Rollover Crash Slows Traffic on Highway 3

09/22/10
Big Rig Rollover in Crane Collision Washington 2010

Silverdale, Washington A rollover crash involving a commercial truck slowed traffic on southbound Highway 3 at Newberry Hill Road Wednesday evening. According to Washington State Patrol, the right front tire on the the truck blew out, causing it to pull to the right. The truck left the roadway, went up Read More

Crane tips in Ottawa (Canada)

09/16/10
Crawler Crane Tips at Bridge Construction Canada 2010

A crawler crane tipped over yesterday in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada no one was injured in the incident which occurred on the site of the new Strandherd Bridge. It is not clear what happened from the material we have been sent, but it looks as though the crane was extracting piles? The Read More

Crane Overturns in O’boro, Man Released from Hospital

09/16/10
Bees Attack Crane Operator Cause Overturn Kentucky 2010

Owensboro, Kentucky A crane from a tree cutting service overturns between two homes in Owensboro on Wednesday. A man cutting limbs got attacked by a sworm of bees then noticed the crane overturn after the boom was over extended. The crane hit a power line. Gas and electricity was shut off Read More

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

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