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Crane Collapse at Scandia Sends Two to Hospital

08/30/11
Crane Collapse at Scandia Sacramento, CA 2011

Sacramento, California A crane collapsed Tuesday afternoon at the Scandia Fun Family Fun Center off Interstate 80 in North Highlands, sending two workers to the hospital. The collapse brought down the park’s landmark ride, the 165-foot-tall Scandia Screamer, which gives people a bird’s eye view of the area and flips riders as Read More

1 Killed, 13 Injured in Crash with TTC Bus, Crane

08/30/11
Bus Destroyed in Crane Collision Canada 2011

Canada A 43-year-old Toronto woman has been killed and 13 others injured after a TTC bus collided with a truck carrying a crane near Lawrence and the Don Valley Parkway, just as the afternoon rush hour was underway. Emergency crews were called to the scene before 3 p.m. at Lawrence Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

08/30/11
Crane Tips Kills Operator Rochester 2011

Rochester Firefighters responded this afternoon for the report of a crane that tipped over with a person trapped on Brewer St. Battalion 1 went on location and confirmed a crane on its side over the river. Battalion 1 further confirmed a person trapped. After about three hours of trying to Read More

Victory Boulevard Still Closed in Travis After Morning Crane Collapse

08/18/11
Boom Truck Collapse Staten Island New York 2011

Staten Island, New York Victory Boulevard remains closed in both directions from Melvin Avenue and West Service Road in Travis, where a crane collapsed at a construction site this morning. Delays and diversions are possible for the S61, S62, S66, S941, S92 and S93 buses. Nobody was reported injured at the Read More

Crane Boom Topples Into Channel

08/11/11
Crane Boom Topples Into Channel - Bridgton Naples 2011

Bridgton, Maine NAPLES – Roger Jenkins’ traditional, family boating experience included one of those “close call” moments. Everyone was thankful that the boat was 120-feet away when it happened. Everyone was glad that the boat was not directly under the falling boom of a construction crane. On Tuesday morning, when Read More

Construction Crane Collapse in Stafford County

08/3/11
Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Tips Washington 2011

A large construction crane flipped over in a Stafford County business center on Wednesday and wrapped around a building. The accident happened in the Quantico Corporate Park around 11 a.m. Stafford County Fire and Rescue said that at 200-foot crane had toppled over, folding its arm around a 4-story unfinished Read More

Crane Tips Over at Naples Home

08/2/11
Mobile Crane Tips Over at Naples Home 2011

Naples, Florida A 103-foot crane toppled over while it was in use at a residential construction site Tuesday afternoon. A 9-1-1 call was made at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday about the crane accident at 779 Gulf Shore Boulevard. When emergency crews arrived, they were told the driver and operator of the Read More

Crane topples over near Naples Beach Hotel

08/2/11
Palm Tree Tips Crane in Naples 2011

Naples, Florida A 103-foot crane toppled over Tuesday afternoon in a residential area along Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples. Nobody was hurt as the crane, valued at $280,000, fell over while an operator moved a palm tree at 779 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. The lot has a 32,000-square-foot house Read More

Lucky Escape After Crane Crash

07/29/11
Crane Topples onto Empty Home 2011

A CONSTRUCTION worker was lucky to avoid injury after a crane toppled over at a property in Wanneroo. Nine News reports that the crane smashed through the Helena Way house at about lunchtime and also damaged the property next door. The house is being renovated and no one was inside Read More

Wind Farm Accident

07/23/11
Wind Farm Crane Accident South America 2011

South America We have been alerted to a tragic crane accident on a wind farm in South America, almost certainly in Brazil. The accident, which we have been told occurred last wednesday, involves a 1,200 tonne Liebherr LTM11200-9.1. which was lifting a full blade and rotor assembly into place when Read More

Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville

07/14/11
Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville NC 2011

Fayetteville, North Carolina Emergency workers say a crane collapsed Wednesday around 2 p.m. while working on a parking deck on Franklin Street. It fell on two cars, totaling one and damaging the other. The crane operator, who is an employee of a sub-contractor, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Read More

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