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Climbing Collapse

08/7/15
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

07/21/15
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

07/9/15

 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

06/26/15
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

06/18/15
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

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

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