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Fatal Hoist Collapse

06/13/15
Fatal Hoist 6-15-2015 1-51-28 PM

Boston, Massachusetts A passenger hoist collapsed last Thursday, while being installed on the outside of a building in North west Boston, Massachusetts. One was killed in the incident, while another was seriously injured and is in critical condition.. The installers had only installed a portion of the mast on the Read More

Crane Operator Fatality

04/8/15
Crane Operator Fatality 4-15-2015 1-56-48 PM

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong A crane operator died yesterday after he was hit by a falling hook block which crashed through his cab roof in Hong Kong. The operator Wu Ka-fai, 62,was operating his crawler crane at the Pearl River bridge construction site, near the River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun, Read More

Crane Slips off Truck

12/15/14
Crane Slips 1-9-2015 3-19-23 PM

 Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island The boom of a crawler crane working on a new theater in Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island, collapsed over the back of the machine this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. It looks as though either the boom luffing hoist Read More

Trolley Failure in India

07/31/12

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India A man has died yesterday after a cable supposedly failed on a tower crane in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India The information that we have received is a little confusing, but suggests that the failure of the lift trolley cable failed causing the trolley to break free Read More

Harnesses Save Workers Lives

06/20/12
Workers Saved by Harness

Calgary, Canada Two men were saved by their harnesses after one side of a suspended platform collapsed while they were working on a 20 storey building in Calgary, Canada earlier this week. The two were inspecting tiles on the side of the Elveden Centre on 7th Avenue Southwest when it Read More

Window Cleaner Falls 17 Floors to His Death in Bahrain

06/15/12

Bahrain A window cleaner fell 17 floors to his death at the end of May after a cable failed on his suspended platform in Bahrain. The man Mohammed Shafique Siddique, 48, a Pakistani national was cleaning the windows of the Al Rossais Tower in Manāma when the cable snapped, throwing Read More

Fatal Crane Boom Collapse

04/3/12
Manitowoc Boom Collapses After Cable Snaps Manhattan New York 2012

Manhattan, New York April 5, 2012 Update: Defects Found in Hoisting System April 7, 2012 Update: Inspector may be partially to blame A crane collapse at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday night left one person dead and four others injured. One injured worker died, Michael Read More

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

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

Construction Worker Hurt During Crane Accident

09/27/11

Milam, Texas The construction trade is fraught with danger. Nearly all construction workers are injured on the job at some point, and some fatally. A recent accident reminds all of us that Texas construction site dangers abound. A 49-year-old man was working at a construction site off County Road 135 Read More

Man Injured in Crane Accident at Local Construction Site

08/17/11

Milam County A 49-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a construction accident in Northern Milam County. County officials tell News Channel 25 the man was hit by a pulley-block when it broke loose from a crane at a site off of C.R. 135. Evidence at the scene showed that Read More

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