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40-ft. Crane Flips in Roswell

01/19/10
Crane Collapses in Parking Lot 2010

Roswell, New Mexico Crews are cleaning up the damage from a 40-foot crane that flipped over in a grocery store parking lot in Roswell on Monday morning. Police shut down the road for a few hours as crews worked to upright the crane’s trailer. Police say the driver of the crane was Read More

Crane Collapses While Hoisting Christmas Tree in Somerville

11/16/09

Somerville, Massachusetts A small crane being used to hoist a tree crashed onto it’s side, and onto the roof of a public library in Somerville, Massachusetts. A DPW crew was putting up a Christmas with a boom truck when something went wrong and the truck toppled on it’s side. There Read More

Police Hunting ‘Dumb’ Runaway Crane Driver

10/9/09

Australia  POLICE are hunting a crane driver who did a runner after knocking down power lines on a busy road. Security camera footage, which can also be viewed on You Tube under “World’s Dumbest Crane Driver”, shows the white crane cruising at slow speed along Brisbane Road, Redbank, about 6.30pm Read More

Southampton Docks Resume Work Amid Collapse Probe

07/15/09

Worcester, Massachusetts Original Story Watch Video Two broken legs, a broken pelvis, crushed ribs and a perforated lung – that is the horrific catalogue of injuries suffered by the Southampton dock worker crushed when the crane he was operating collapsed. Jay Squibb was last night recovering in hospital from another day of Read More

10 Years Ago Today: Big Blue Crane Collapse

07/14/09
Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999

The Original Today marks a somber anniversary in Milwaukee history. 10 years ago today, the “Big Blue” crane collapse killed three workers at Miller Park. “There’s a major accident at the stadium here,” said a man making the 911 call at the construction site of Miller Park on the day Read More

200ft Crane Falls on Flats in Liverpool

07/6/09
Liverpool Tower Crane Collapse July 2009

Liverpool, UK 5/12/2012 Update: Contractors Found Guilty 04/16/2012 Update: Construction Firms in Court Dozens of terrified residents at a swanky apartment block became trapped in their homes after a 200ft crane came crashing over on the roof. The 50 tonne ‘Wolfe’ crane, smashed into the Chandlers Wharf apartments in Liverpool Read More

Construction Worker Care Flighted After Accident Involving Crane and Power Line

06/6/09

Flower Mound, Texas A construction worker had to be care flighted this morning after an accident involving a crane and a power line. A number of residents in Flower Mound were left without power. Coserve electric workers spent early afternoon repairing this power line on FM 2499, The area left Read More

Crane Falls on Home

11/14/08

Center Point, Alabama 82-year old Center Point AL woman is knocked off her feet when a crane crashes through the roof of her home

Drill Rig Collapses in Bellevue

07/28/08

Bellevue, Washington A tall drilling rig toppled over here early Monday afternoon, but no one was injured. Witnesses said the rig crashed just after 2 p.m. in the 70 block of Cascade Key, which is in the Newport Shores area of Bellevue. Video from Air 4 showed the drill boom, Read More

Four Killed in Crane Collapse

07/19/08

Houston, Texas Update (01/17/2009):  Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped Only one worker remains in the hospital after Friday’s crane collapse which killed four people and injured seven. Lyondell says the accident did not affect plant operations, but there are grief counselors on site. It happened around 1:30pm Friday Read More

Crane Problem Delays Traffic on I-84 Today

06/2/08
Crane Problem Delays Traffic on I-84 Today

Wallkill, New York A crane lifting a concrete barrier went askew this morning, causing state police to shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 84 between exits 4 and 3 around mile marker 17. Traffic was halted for about 20 minutes after the crane went off balance about 10:30 a.m., drivers Read More

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