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Crane into the Void

12/11/14
Crane into the Void 12-12-2014 1-29-07 PM

Haute Savoie region of France A self-erecting mobile tower crane overturned onto the roof of a famous hotel/restaurant in France on Monday, after one of its outriggers punched through the tarmac drive into an underground void.                             Read More

Fatal Fall for Crane Operator

11/19/14
Fatal Fall 11-19-2014 3-10-03 PM

Sydney, Australia A crane operator died after suffering a heart attack as he climbed a tower crane in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. The man, Martin Hall, 66, was standing in for a colleague, and was climbing down from the cab of the luffing jib tower crane, when he is said Read More

Self-Erector Collapse

10/22/14
Self Erector Collapse 10-24-2014 1-28-44 PM

 Dortmund, Germany A self-erecting tower crane collapsed in Holzwickede near Dortmund in Germany yesterday it was being dismantled on a small building site.                                       The recovery team prepare to ‘drag’ the damaged Read More

Self-Erector Falls

10/14/14
Self Erector Falls10-16-2014 1-06-26 PM

Landsberg, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto temporary school buildings in Landsberg, in the German state of Bavaria, last week. The crane a Vicario, owned by a building company, was said to be brand new and had only recently been erected, the operator was lifting a load when the Read More

Two Cranes Fall in Switzerland

10/8/14
Two Cranes Fall in Switz 10-9-2014 12-28-45 PM

Switzerland Two cranes – a mobile and a tower crane – overturned this morning in a residential area in Switzerland.                                             The falling crane also damaged surrounding buildings The Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Fall

10/6/14

 Munich, Germany A 19 year old fell to his death on Saturday evening, while climbing a tower crane in Hallbergmoos, near Munich, Germany. Three boys, aged 17, 18 and 19 climbed over the fence to explore a construction site, on Saturday. The eldest then climbed over the hoarding securing the Read More

Tower Crane Hits Homes in Cologne

09/2/14
Tower Crane Hits Home 9-4-2014 2-58-30 PM

Cologne, Germany A tower crane came crashing down on to a residential buildings in Cologne, Germany on Thursday night/Friday morning, trapping a man in his bed. The tower crane had only been erected on Thursday and came down in early hours of Friday morning landing on two buildings. The local Read More

Fatal Fall from Crane

08/26/14
Fall from Tower 8-27-2014 3-14-22 PM

Penn State University in Pennsylvania An 18 year old student fell to his death from a tower crane at Penn State University in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Jack Crean was discovered on Sunday morning at the HUB-Robeson Center construction site in State College, Pennsylvania. It is not known if he Read More

Tower Crane Over

08/19/14
Tower Crane Over 8-27-2014 2-10-46 PM

Stuttgart, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday near Stuttgart, Germany, when the ground gave way under one of its supports The crane was lifting concrete on a new apartment block on Monday morning when the ground gave way under one of the outrigger jacks in the town of Bonlanden, Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

08/11/14
Fatal Tower Collapse 8-14-2014 2-29-27 PM

St Germain en Laye, France Two men died on Friday when a large tower crane collapsed during erection at a site in Paris suburb of St Germain en Laye, France.                                         Read More

Self-Erector Flipped

07/24/14
Self Erector Flips 7-24-2014 1-18-22 PM

Edinburgh, Indiana A trailer mounted self-erecting tower crane overturned on a site in Edinburgh, Indiana, yesterday clipping the roof a nearby house and landing on a shed. The crane – a Potain Igo 13 – was working on a construction project at MA Metal when the limb of a tree Read More

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