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Crawler Crane Overturns in NZ

03/12/12
Crawler Crane Overturns New Zealand March 2012

A small crawler crane has overturned while working on the demolition of earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday. The crane, a 50 to 60 tonne lattice crawler was removing concrete panels from the façade of a building in the city’s red zone when it lost stability and Read More

Loader Crane Burns After Power Line Contact

03/9/12
Two Men Badly Burned in Crane Power Line Accident Malaysia 2012

Malaysia Two men escaped with burns after the boom of their loader crane contacted overhead power lines on a site near Alor Setar in Malaysia on Tuesday. The crane, a Unic telescopic model, was being used to unload stones when it struck and broke the power line, giving both men Read More

Fatal Jib Drop in Singapore

03/1/12
Crawler Crane Luffing Jib Kills One Singapore 2012

Singapore Two men were injured and one died when a crawler crane’s luffing jib came down onto the roof of a building in Singapore yesterday. The man who died was trapped under the jib and declared dead at the scene, he was 42, another suffered a fractured thigh bone and Read More

Fall Injures Tower Crane Operator

02/24/12
Tower Crane Operator Falls Montreal Canada 2012

Montreal, Canada A tower crane operator was rescued yesterday in Montreal, Canada, after he fell around five metres. The man was reportedly climbing the tower and had almost reached the cab of the 35 metre high crane, when he slipped and fell around five metres inside the tower. A specially Read More

Boom Up Will Catch Things

02/23/12
Truck Transporting Crane Smacks Overpass with Boom 2012

A truck containing a crane with the boom up smacks an overpass while travelling on the free way. This isn’t a “Crane Accident” in the usual sense as the accident is not caused by a crane, but a crane is still involved so we’re posting it.

Ground Zero World Trade Center Crane Accident

02/16/12
Hoist Snaps at World Trade Center 2012

New York City The cord of a crane hoisting a pile of huge steel beams hundreds of feet in the air snapped during construction at the Ground Zero World Trade Center site Thursday, causing hundreds of workers to scramble to safety. What appears to be steel high-beams fell at about Read More

700-Tonne Gantry Crane Collapses

02/10/12
Gantry Crane Support Beam Collapses 2012

A massive 700-tonne horizontal gantry crane collapsed off of one of its support legs this morning on the new $3.3 billion Port Mann Bridge construction project, dropping a 90-tonne section of the bridge deck into the Fraser River below. At the time of the accident, the distinctive yellow gantry crane Read More

Inmates Moved After Jail Crane Collapse

02/10/12
Crane Collapse into Jail - Grand Rapids, MI 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) For the workers who were inside the Kent County Jail when the 250-foot-high crane collapsed, there were some terrifying moments. 24 Hour News 8 spoke to a worker who was directing the crane from the ground when it came tumbling down. “It was pretty scary. Shaky,” said Read More

Crane Crash Shocker

02/10/12
rane Falls 35 Floors Crushing Cars Kuala Lumpur 2012 (2)

Kuala Lumpur Residents in Jalan Ampang here had an afternoon jolt first by the thunderous sound of a crash and then when they realised that a crane had tumbled 35 floors to the ground. The crane destroyed three cars near the construction site. The driver of another vehicle – a Read More

Crane Comes Down in KL

02/10/12
Tower Crane Falls Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A tower crane fell 35 stories after a counterweight fell off. Residents in Jalan Ampang here had an afternoon jolt first by the thunderous sound of a crash and then when they realised that a crane had tumbled 35 floors to the ground. The crane destroyed three Read More

Three Hurt in Aker Verdal Fall

02/8/12
Three Fall From Man Basket Norway 2012

Norway Investigation Complete on March 28, 2012 Three people were seriously injured in Norway yesterday after falling between 35 and 40 metres from a man basket suspended from a crane. The basket reportedly became entangled with the steel structure – possibly a wind jacket – while working on at Aker Read More

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