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65 Deaths in Tower Crane Collapse

Tower Collapse 9-11-2015 2-54-44 PM

Saudi Arabia A luffing jib tower crane has collapsed onto the Grand Mosque – the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, according to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defence Force.    The report says that 65 worshipers have died and 154 have been injured in the incident. The crane is almost certainly one Read More

Falling Jib Injures Two

Falling Jiub 9-4-2015 2-01-28 PM

 Lumpur, Malaysia The jib of a tower crane dropped onto two construction workers earlier today on the south side of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.                                                       Read More

Tower Crane Failure

Tower Crane Failure 8-28-2015 3-38-56 PM

Bavaria, Germany A tower crane broke in two on Friday, landing on a house under construction in the town of Kreuth –Plötzlich, Southern Bavaria, in Germany. The tower of aging self-erecting crane – which has a two section tower and a jib of around 25 meters – appears to have Read More

Climbing Collapse

Climbing Collapse 8-7-2015 1-35-26 PM

Melbourne, Australia A large luffing jib tower crane dropped onto the top of the lift shaft of the building it was working on this morning in Melbourne, Australia, after something failed while it was being climbed and tower sections added. The crane has remained upright and within the building, but Read More

Operator Succumbs to Heart Attack

Heart Attack 7-24-2015 2-15-07 PM

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A tower crane operator died yesterday after suffering from a heart attack on a site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The man was around 30 meters up the tower yesterday morning, when he complained of chest pains, co-workers came to his aide but struggled to help him back Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Cameroon


 Cameroon, West Africa A tower crane came crashing down in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa on Tuesday, while being dismantled. Although initial reports suggested that there had been a number of fatalities, we understand that the actual casualties were one seriously injured. He was taken to hospital where he remains in Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Switzerland

Tower Collapse Swiz 7-2-2015 12-48-03 PM

Zurich, Switzerland A top slewing tower crane overturned in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, landing on an occupied apartment block on the opposite side of the street.                               The tower crane had only been erected two days prior Read More

Heavy Wind Topples Crane

Wind Topples Crane 6-18-2015 11-09-35 AM

 Guangxi Zhuang, China A tower crane collapsed spectacularly in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after extreme winds and torrential rains hit the area.  The 30 meter free standing saddle jib crane finally succumbed to the winds and buckled in a spectacular fashion, that captured on CCTV. Thankfully Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

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

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

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

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