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Construction Crane Collapse in Stafford County

08/3/11
Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Tips Washington 2011

A large construction crane flipped over in a Stafford County business center on Wednesday and wrapped around a building. The accident happened in the Quantico Corporate Park around 11 a.m. Stafford County Fire and Rescue said that at 200-foot crane had toppled over, folding its arm around a 4-story unfinished Read More

Lucky Escape After Crane Crash

07/29/11
Crane Topples onto Empty Home 2011

A CONSTRUCTION worker was lucky to avoid injury after a crane toppled over at a property in Wanneroo. Nine News reports that the crane smashed through the Helena Way house at about lunchtime and also damaged the property next door. The house is being renovated and no one was inside Read More

Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville

07/14/11
Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville NC 2011

Fayetteville, North Carolina Emergency workers say a crane collapsed Wednesday around 2 p.m. while working on a parking deck on Franklin Street. It fell on two cars, totaling one and damaging the other. The crane operator, who is an employee of a sub-contractor, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Read More

Man Trapped on Tipped-over Crane

05/19/11
Muskegon Lake Crane Tip - Michigan 2011

Muskegon, Michigan Rescue and hazardous-material units late Thursday morning were at the scene of a crane tipped over on a Muskegon Lake waterfront barge, with a man trapped on the crane and oil and other fluids leaking into the lake. According to early reports, the man was not in the Read More

One Dead, One Hurt After Lift Falls at Tampa Warehouse

03/11/11
Crane Accident at Pepsi Plant Florida 2011

Tampa, Florida A maintenance worker was killed and another was injured early today after an automated lift machine fell 20 feet onto them at a Tampa warehouse, officials said. The machine was undergoing maintenance when it fell about 1 a.m. at the Pepsi bottling warehouse, 11315 N. 30th St., according Read More

1 Dead, 1 Injured in New Castle Steel Factory Accident

03/8/11
New Castle Steel Factory Accident

New Castle, Indiana One person was killed and another injured Tuesday when a scissor lift fell inside of a New Castle steel plant. Henry County Sheriff Butch Baker told 24-Hour News 8 rescue crews responded to ATI Allegheny Ludlum Corporation at 516 W. State Road 38 in New Castle shortly Read More

Crane Collapse Shuts Down Local Businesses

02/8/11
Crane Tips from Tree Florida 2011

Lake Mary, Florida Some Seminole County business owners can’t go to work Tuesday after a crane fell into their building Monday night. The business owners are upset and anxious, and wondering when they will be able to reopen. Inspectors were on the scene Tuesday trying to determine if the building Read More

Businessman Killed in Machine Collapse at Jaipur Metro Site

02/4/11

Jaipur, India A prominent businessman of the city was killed when a piling machine at a Jaipur Metro project site collapsed and fell on his car near Sushilpura on Thursday afternoon. The victim, Vikram Maheshwari (35), was the franchise owner of Talwalkars Gym in Jaipur. Maheshwari was on way to Read More

Crane Accident Closes Stapley Drive in Mesa

01/3/11
Utility Boom Truck Tips in Arizona 2011

Mesa, Arizona A basket crane mounted on a utility truck tipped over while crews were working at a Mesa intersection Monday morning. It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at Inverness Avenue and Stapley Drive. Crews reportedly were taking down holiday decorations from a nearby shopping center. The truck was making Read More

Train and Crane Collide on Toepperwein Road

12/31/10
Crane & Train Collision Texas 2010

Converse, Texas The Converse Police Department  reports a train accident has occurred at Toepperwein Road and Gibbs Sprawl Road. That’s where a  train and some sort of mobile crane have collided. Witnesses say the truck was heading over the tracks when it got caught on the tracks. The train was within Read More

Crane Tips Over in Harwich Port

10/28/10
Mobile Crane Tips in Massachusetts 2010

Massachusetts The ground beneath an outrigger for the Baxter Company crane gave out and the crane toppled onto its nose shortly before 9 a.m., said Harwich fire Capt. Donald Parker. Just before the accident the crane was extended about 85 feet while moving a partition for a building, he said. Read More

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