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Crane Tips Over, Lands in Lake Whatcom at Bloedel Boat Launch

Crane Tips Into Barge Washington 2010

Washington A crane that replaced log booms at the boat launch at Bloedel Donovan Park fell off its barge and into Lake Whatcom Friday, July 30, spilling five gallons of oil and damaging a boat. No one was injured when the crane, owned by West Coast Divers and Marine, tipped Read More

Man Impaled on Metal Rod after Construction Crane Overturns, Trapping Him

Crane Flips with Operator Canada 2010

Canada A crane operator was impaled on a metal rod about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when the machine rolled upside down into an excavated pit. The unidentified worker was extracted by Victoria firefighters and taken to hospital with the metal rebar still in his left side. He is one of Read More

Crane Falls On Voorhees Olive Garden

HVAC Install Ends in Crane Collapse New Jersey 2010

Voorhees, New Jersey A crane delivering a heating and air condition system toppled over onto an Olive Garden in Voorhees, New Jersey Friday morning. The incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. at the restaurant in the 200 block of Laurel Oak Road. The structure does not appear to have been Read More

Crane Falls Onto House

Crane Falls on House Akron Ohio 2010

Akron, Ohio When Tracy Brubaker decided to have the 125 foot Poplar tree cut down behind her Akron home her friend Ed Serdinak said he wanted to be there to see it. But Tracy called Ed Tuesday to say don’t rush.  “She called me before I got here to say Read More

Woman Crane Operator Survives 300ft Fall After Cab Plummets to Ground

Operator Falls in Cab 300 Feet Lives China 2010

China A female crane operator fell more than 300ft from the top of a 33-storey building – and survived. She escaped with broken bones after the cab she was in plummeted to the ground in Leshan, Sichuan province in south-west China. The worker, who has not been named was pulled from Read More

Crane Rolls & Bursts Into Flames On 710 Freeway

Crane Tips Over in California 2010

California Traffic backed up on the 710 Freeway yesterday when a 30-foot Edison crane rolled over and burst into flames when the fuel tank ruptured, destroying a guardrail and light pole near the 91 East ramp to the 710 South. No one was injured as the driver of the crane escaped, Read More

Crane Falls In Parking Lot

Crane Falls in El Paso Texas 2010

El Paso, Texas  A crane fell in a parking lot in the 800 block of W. Schuster Wednesday morning. No one was injured. Workers are attempting to put the crane upright.

‘Like a Miniature Earthquake,’ Neighbour Calls Windsor Garage Collapse

Parking Garage Collapses in Crane Accident Canada 2010

Canada Rescue crews were relieved to find no one trapped in the rubble after a downtown Windsor parking garage collapsed Thursday, sending one man to hospital and crushing several cars. Mayor Eddie Francis declared a state of emergency after the two-level underground structure caved in around 10:40 a.m., enabling the Read More

Crane Falls, Damages Two Augusta Homes

Crane Collapses into Homes Augusta Georgia 2010

Augusta, Georgia A crane accident on Crane Ferry Road, in Augusta, has caused some massive damage to at least two homes there. Witnesses tell WJBF News Channel 6 that crews were working on some trees in the area, when the crane fell over on its side. The crane landed on top of one of Read More

Crane Collapse Kills 3 in Hanoi

3 Killed in Hanoi Vietnam 2010

Vietnam Three people were killed in Hanoi Friday afternoon when a crane at a television building construction collapsed. The accident occurred on the 20-story site of the new Vietnam Cable Television building in Hoang Mai District. A crane operator and two construction workers perished. Their names have not been released Read More

Visitors Trapped in Castle

Cherry Picker Damages Draw Bridge UK 2010

United Kingdom VISITORS to a castle were left trapped in its walls after its drawbridge was damaged in a freak accident involving a cherry-picker. The crane was making its way up the drawbridge of Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, when the walkway gave way and tilted upwards, catapulting the machine further inside Read More

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