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Crane Collapse Kills Worker at Train Wreck Site

Worker Dies During Crane Cleanup Indiana 2010

Indiana June 17, 2010 (PORTER COUNTY, Ind.) (WLS) – A crane being used to clean up a train derailment in northwest Indiana collapsed on top of several workers Thursday, killing one man. The freight train was heading to Chicago from Cleveland Wednesday night when it jumped the tracks in an area around Read More

Crane Slides off Road in Tuesday Morning Incident

Crane Slides Off Road Virginia 2010

Virginia A southbound mobile crane landed on its side Tuesday morning on Carrico Mills Lane around 10:45 a.m. The wreck happened near the intersection of Milky Way where the driver slid off the road and was unable to remain upright. Virginia State Trooper J.A. Taylor responded to the scene, but no charges Read More

Crane falls, blocks Highway 25/70

Crane Calls Alongside Highway Tennessee 2010

Newport, Tennessee A 30-foot tall crane used by the Simpson Construction Company on a construction site alongside East Highway 25/70, about five miles east of downtown Newport, tipped over onto its side on Friday and blocked traffic in both directions for about 90 minutes. The crane’s operator, Jim Vance, 35, Read More

Worker Hurt in Crane Incident

Crane Topples and Strikes Worker Massachusetts 2010

Chelsea, Massachusetts A Chelsea Street Bridge construction worker suffered minor injuries yesterday when a crane toppled over and struck him, according to the Chelsea Fire Department. The worker was sent to a hospital and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reportedly is investigating the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Read More

Another Crane Drops in Southampton

Crane Drops in Southampton Docks, UK 2010

United Kingdom Another crane has collapsed yesterday at Southampton docks, UK, the third in two years. This time the crane is not a container crane and totally unrelated to the previous two cranes that collapsed. Reports suggest that this time it is a Dutch-owned, 400 tonne capacity ship mounted crane Read More

Man Dies as Car Smashes into Crane

Car Smashes into Crane Zambia 2010

Zambia A Hammanskraal man lost his life yesterday when his car collided with a crane on the Old Warmbaths Road. Tebogo Selomo, of Unit D in Temba, was killed on impact and his car was trapped under the crane. The crane, which weighs 25 tons and belongs to Chime Crane Read More

2 Injured After an Accident at a West Fargo Construction Project Site

Crane Tipped Over Workers Fall North Dakota 2010

West Fargo, North Dakota An accident at a construction project in West Fargo hospitalized two workers today after they fell somewhere between 40 and 60 feet. Emergency responders say the victims were seriously hurt, but the situation was just inches from being much worse. They were called here to Monsanto Read More

Fallen Crane Slices Historic House (Lake Worth, Texas)

Crane Topples Onto Historic Building Texas 2010

Lake Worth, Texas A construction crane toppled over onto an historic building in Lake Worth on Thursday, slicing into its roof like a knife into a cake. Workers were building the Lake Worth Multipurpose Facility nearby when a gust of wind knocked the fully extended crane onto the house’s roof. Read More

Crane Falls Onto Falcon Ute

Crane Topples Onto Falcon Ute Australia 2010

Australia A HIRED crane toppled over and landed on the bonnet of a Falcon ute yesterday in North Rockhampton. The crane at construction company Cardno Bowler in Montgomerie Street crushed the front of the orange ute and was left on its side with the load still attached. Workplace Health and Read More

Crane Accident Closes Primary School


Britsh Virgin Islands At approximately 5:00 o’clock Thursday afternoon, a crane owned and operated by Kenneth Smith of Sea Cow’s Bay overturned while working on the steel frame section of the roof of the new St. George’s Primary School in Road Town causing extensive damage to the roof of the Read More

Overturning During Relocation

Mobile Crane Collapsed in Scotland 2010

Dunbar, Scotland Earlier this week we received photographs of an accident that occurred on a wind farm in Dunbar, Scotland. Having no facts nor indication of when it happened we contacted the crane’s owner Irish based wind turbine specialist McNallys. It seems that the accident had occurred around eight weeks Read More

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