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Fatal Load Drop in Taiwan

Fatal Drop 4-15-2015 2-59-03 PM

Taiwan Four people died on Friday when the two crane tandem lift of a 43 meter long steel beam, went wrong, dropping it 12 meters into the road below. The 43 meter steel box section, said to weigh 209 tons, is part of the elevated rail track for the new Read More

Crane Knocks Road Sign Onto Bus

Crane Rd Sign 3-20-2015 4-30-29 PM

Seattle, Washington Eight people were injured yesterday evening after a crane knocked a large road sign down onto a bus in Seattle. The details of what happened are not completely clear however local reports suggest a large lattice boom crawler crane was lifting steel tubes from a trailer on Highway Read More

Dropped Beam Proves Fatal

Dropped Beam 3-20-2015 4-37-48 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A 20 metrer steel I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil killing an elderly pedestrian.                                           Read More

Tree Fells Platform

Tree Fells Platform 7-24-2014 1-38-24 PM

Crossett, Arkansas A man has been seriously injured after falling from an aerial lift while cutting a tree in Crossett, Arkansas last week. The man Mitch West, 50, owner of  Top Branch Tree Service was taking the top off of a larger tree, when it went the wrong way and Read More

F1: Marshall Killed at Canadian Grand Prix

Grand Prix Death 6-12-2013 12-38-01 PM @2

Montreal, Canada A marshal at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal was killed on Sunday when he was run over by a mobile crane at the end of the Formula One race, the sport’s governing body said. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) released a statement saying the marshal, a member Read More

Crane Hits Downtown Montreal Building

Crane Hits Building in Montreal

Montreal, Canada A crane, hit by sudden gusts of wind, broke four windows near the top of the 27-storey La Laurentienne building, near the corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. W. and Stanley St. Sunday morning. Although the crane had been locked in place to resist the wind, the extreme gusts blew Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Bahrain

Bahrain Crane Accident

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile lattice boom crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. The cause has initially been blamed on the failure of one or more hooks on the set of lifting chains being used. The man, Mohammed Ferdous Islam, 29, from Read More

Bronx Crane Accident Kills Filipino Worker


Jersey City, New Jersey A 38-year-old Filipino father of four was crushed to death when an industrial size air conditioning unit fell from a crane onto the sidewalk next to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Tuesday morning, the police said. Michael Tristan Mananghaya of Jersey City, N.J. was rushed to the hospital’s Read More

Concrete Slab Strikes & Kills Worker in Austria


Attnang-Puchheim, Austria At a construction site  in Attnang-Puchheim in Upper Austria on Wednesday morning a fatal accident claimed the life of a 23-year old worker who was struck by a 400Kg concrete beam which slipped as it was being lifted and moved by crane.

Fatal Accident at Hants Scrapyard


Portsmouth, England Hampshire Police and the HSE are investigating a fatal accident at at scrapyard in the Stamshaw area of Portsmouth where a 50-year old man has died after being struck by equipment which may have been in the process of being moved by crane.

Crane Overturns Scissor Lift


New Hampshire, United Kingdom A man died in New Hampshire yesterday after the scissor lift he was working from was struck by the hook of a crane. The incident occurred at the site of the Hanover Inn, Hanover New Hampshire. Dana Lowe,53, was working around five metres up, securing steelwork, Read More

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