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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

05/22/15
Fatal Tower Collapse5-22-2015 2-23-24 PM

Kemerovo, Russia A tower crane collapsed onto a car park and apartment block in Kemerovo, central Russia yesterday killing the crane operator, a 53 year old woman. No one else was injured in the incident.                               Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

05/18/15
Fatal Tower 5-22-2015 1-35-23 PM

Doha, Qatar A tower crane came down across the airport road in Doha, Qatar yesterday killing one man, an Egyptian, and seriously injuring three others. The crane, which appears to be relatively new and owned by the contractor Mid Gulf, gave way at its base, close to the foundation while Read More

Large Construction Crane Topples in Santa Clara

05/8/15
Crane Collapse Santa Clara 5-8-2015 10-46-13 AM

Santa Clara, California A large construction crane toppled in Santa Clara along Great America Parkway. There are no reports of any injuries   The crane collapsed next to a parking garage being built and it damaged the corner of that building..                     Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

05/1/15
Fatal Crane Overturn 5-8-2015 9-42-14 AM

 Leipzig, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane over turned in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday morning, killing the operator and seriously injuring another. The crane, a Liebherr owned by Hamburg-based crane and heavy haulage company Thömen, was being used to dismantle a tower crane in a pedestrian area of the city Read More

Tower Crane Collapse

04/17/15
Tower Crane Collapse 4-24-2015 1-53-04 PM

Antwerp, Belgium A self-erecting tower crane overturned in West Malle, to the north east of Antwerp, Belgium yesterday, when the outrigger base gave way.                             The crane came down onto a truck The crane, a1983 Arcomet TZ24 Read More

Tower Crane Overturns in Mannheim

03/31/15
Tower Crane Overturn 4-3-2015 4-31-47 PM

Mannheim, Germany A large self-erecting tower crane overturned onto a building in Mannheim, Germany last Thursday, narrowly missing a children’s day care center. The police suspect that the crane was overloaded when it tipped, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident, including the operator who was standing well clear Read More

Boom Buckles in Oman

03/2/15
Boom Buckles

Oman The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while assembling/dismantling a tower crane in Oman, causing it to drop the large jib section on the construction site below. Details surrounding the incident are sparse, however a video shows the All Terrain crane lifting a large section of a tower Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

01/31/15
Fatal Tower 2-8-2015 6-41-09 PM

Chicago, Illinois A man died yesterday in Chicago after he was crushed by a descending climbing frame, half way up a tower crane. The man, 45, was around 20 meters up the crane’s tower on a rest platform when, according to local reports, he was crushed by an ‘elevator’ as Read More

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

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