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Tower Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Drivers Cab

11/27/12
Tower Crane Collapse in Australia

Sydney, Australia Witnesses say a burning crane swayed violently over a central Sydney building site before its arm crashed on to the roof of a nearby building. The crane’s operator was forced to flee after the blaze broke out in a 1,000-litre diesel tank within the 65-metre-tall crane at the Read More

Driver in South Korea Shows Quick Thinking

11/14/12

South Korea Crane gets out of control on a downhill two lane road. Fortunately, the driver can think fast on this one. Not sure the actual date on this one.

Van Mount Crane Collapse

11/9/12
Van Mount Crane Accident

Bristol The incident occurred in Bristol on Friday night – November 9th – the van mount belongs to PG Platforms of Kent and was out on a self-drive contract. The unit was being used to erect Christmas lights for the local council, the operator had parked the unit in a Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse Causes Rush-hour Delays in Cyprus

10/10/12
tower crane collapse in cyprus

Larnaca, Cyprus Strong winds brought a tower crane down across the main road/promenade and onto a passing car yesterday evening in Larnaca, Cyprus killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. It also damaged several parked cars. While the severe weather conditions caused the crane, which had been working on Read More

Telehandler Overturns in Sweden

10/3/12
Telehandler Overturns in Sweden

Stockholm, Sweeden Several readers have sent in a video of a telehandler that overturned in Sweden on Monday. The Manitou telehandler, possibly a 17.5 metre MT1840, was working on the new Maxi Ica shopping centre in Värmdö when the incident occurred. The video does not show how the operator caused Read More

Crawler Crane Vandalized ($10,000 Reward)

10/1/12
Vandalized Crane in Philidephia

Tacony, Philadelphia Police are searching for vandals who they say targeted a construction site in the Tacony section of the city. It happened between Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7 a.m., according to investigators. Police say a person or people entered a construction site at 6600 State Road Read More

Car Caught in Boom in Taiwan

09/12/12

Taiwan A car’s dashboard camera has recorded an incident in Taiwan two weeks ago where a car became snagged /caught by a long rear boom overhang of a crawler crane on the back of a low loader. Sadly we have been unable to find any photographs from outside the car Read More

Two Men Electrocuted on Fort Myers Beach

09/7/12
Electrocution in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Flordia Two people were electrocuted Friday afternoon in an incident involving a lift at a gated community on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, it was 30-year-old Dustin Manning and 37-year-old Juan Bocanegra who were on that lift. Bocanegra lived Read More

Overhead Crane Drops A Luxury Yacht

08/30/12

Russia When you spend loads of cash on a yacht, you expect it to be well taken care of. Not so in this case, where a crane operator in Russia dropping some unlucky millionaire’s luxury ride into the water. Fortunately, Bloomberg caught it on video.

Bus Driver Saves from Power Line Accident

08/20/12
Crane Crash Involving Power Lines

Toronto, Canada A quick-thinking TTC driver drew praise for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus Monday after a crane collapsed on Kipling Avenue, trapping the vehicle under a fallen hydro pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires. Toronto Hydro worked for an hour and a half to secure Read More

Truck Crane Collapses on to New Jersey Home

08/16/12
tree brings down crane in new jersey

Neward, New Jersey Repair crews are cleaning up after a truck crane toppled over on to a home in Newark, N.J. Thursday afternoon. According to Medi Mohammadish, director of engingeering for the city of Newark, a tree removal company was cutting down a very large tree in the backyard on Read More

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