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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

Tower Crane Pad Gives Way

07/14/14
Tower Pad Gives Way 7-18-2014 2-14-34 PM

 Vienna, Austria A tower crane crashed onto the roof of apartment block in Vienna on Saturday after part of the slab it was sitting on broke away.                                         The cracked base Read More

Self-Erector Goes Over

07/4/14
Self Erector Goes Over 7-10-2014 2-40-06 PM

Geldern, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday flattening a van and narrowly missing a passing car in the German town of Geldern, north east of Duisburg. Amazingly no one was injured in the incident, the operator- using a remote controller – was some distance from the crane and the Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Fall

06/28/14

Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, Austria A mechanic fell to his death last night while working on a tower crane in Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, between Graz and Vienna, Austria. The man, 26, and an electrician had completed his job and was climbing down the tower when he slipped or something happened, causing him to fall 16 Read More

Two Killed in San Juan Construction Site Accident

06/23/14

San Juan City, Philippines Two persons were killed at a construction site in San Juan City on Monday ( June 23) when metal beams being lifted to the sixth floor of a multi-level parking building fell to the ground. Police identified the victims as Jesus Ignacio, a construction worker of Ardi Read More

Crane Drops Steel Load at Royal Adelaide Hospital Construction Site

06/19/14
Crane Drops Steel Load 6-19-2014 2-58-28 PM

Adelaide, Australia Work again has stopped on the Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site after another incident involving cranes. The building consortium says a load being lifted from level four dislodged from a sling and some steel purlins fell several meters. It says no-one was injured and SafeWork SA now is Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

06/12/14
Fatal Tower Crane Incident 6-12-2014 1-46-24 PM

Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland One man is dead and another seriously injured after a tower crane overturned in the town of Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland yesterday. The two men were trying to fix a problem with the crane and were both in the cab when it went over late last night. The crane, a Read More

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