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Train Derails in NE Louisiana, 2-hour Evacuation

10/5/14
Train vs Crane 10-9-2014 12-13-18 PM

Mer Roughe, La Officials in northeast Louisiana say two train engineers are in serious condition after a freight train hit a transport truck, derailing two engines and 16 tank and hopper cars. Mer (mur) Rouge Police Chief Mitch Stephens says about 50 houses were evacuated for about two hours due Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding

02/26/14
Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding 2-28-2014 1-32-50 PM

Gujarat State, West India A crane lifting a bride and her sister at a wedding in Gujarat state, West India overturned killing a man below and injuring four others, including the bride and sister. The telescopic crane was lifting the two ladies in a large illuminated crystal conical platform and Read More

Backhoe Recovery Goes Wrong (video)

01/20/14
Backhoe Recover Goes Wrong

Double Crane Fail

12/19/13

Dropping the Tank

12/16/13
Crane LIfting Tank 12-19-2013 1-31-23 PM

  Russia A video of a lift that purportedly occurred last week in Russia, – although it looks far too warm for Russia this time of year – is popping up all over the world, hopefully no one was hurt.                     Read More

Failed Gas Tank Rescue

11/28/13
Gas Tank Rescue Fail

No real story here, not sure the origin either. Any input would be welcomed.

Fatal Crane Collapse at Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium

11/27/13
Fatal Crane Collapse 12-5-2013 2-06-02 PM

Sao Paulo, Brazil Two people age 40 and 42, have died, following the collapse of a crawler crane at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium which is due to host the opening ceremony for the 2014 football World Cup. The boom of the crane, a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR11350 owned Read More

Poor Boom Stowage Seriously Injures

08/14/13
Boom Storage Russia 8-16-2013 10-41-46 AM

Khabarovsk , Russia The hook of an improperly stowed telescopic loader crane seriously injured a man in Russia who had been pulled over by the police. The man was pulled over by the police for having no number plates on his car, and was standing next to the police car Read More

Crane Crash Causes Delays

07/27/13
Crash M25 London 8-2-2013 1-41-38 PM

M25 London, UK A mobile crane crashed in to a concrete barrier on London’s M25 in the UK today closing it down for a short period. The incident occurred on the orbital highway’s anti-clockwise direction between Junction eight and nine in Surrey.         %0

Crane Overturns in Louisville Kentucky

01/17/13
crane collapse in kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky A crane has overturned at Reservoir Avenue and Frankfort Avenue. We are told a contractor was working on a construction project for the Louisville Water Company at it’s water basin. The crane was trying to pick up some material down in the basin when part of the crane Read More

2 Killed as Helicopter Crashes Into Crane in Central London

01/16/13
helicopter crashes into tower crane

London, England A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place near a Read More

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