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A Close Call

05/26/14
A Close Call 5-30-2014 12-28-09 PM

Weinheim, Germany A self-erecting tower crane was saved from overturning by nearby trees and an observant member of the public on Thursday last week in the German town of Weinheim to the north east of Mannheim.                             Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Malaysia

04/16/14
Fatal Tower Collapse Maylasia 4-18-2014 10-08-42 AM

Ara Damansara, Malaysia A tower crane operator died after his crane collapsed on a high rise building site in Ara Damansara, Malaysia on Tuesday. The man, Mohd Hafadz Sanip, 26, had started operating the crane during the site’s morning briefing at Tower One, an 11 story building currently being built Read More

Crane Snags Overhead Lines

03/31/14
Crane Snags Power Lines4-4-2014 12-54-53 PM

Cologne, Germany. The slings of a tower crane working alongside an electrified rail line in Cologne (Köln), Germany got caught up in the overhead power lines on Saturday, causing some power outages and disruption to the trains.                           Read More

Crane Drops Jib

03/29/14
Crane Drops Jib 3-28-2014 1-59-42 PM

 London, UK A luffing tower crane jib dropped on a site in Northwood, London, UK, yesterday, there were no injuries. The incident occurred around 16:00 on a site in Maxwell Road, it looks as though the luffing jib hoist brake or cable gave way, allowing the jib to drop. It Read More

Tower Cranes Collide in London

03/7/14
Tower Cranes Collide 3-14-2014 1-10-08 PM

London, UK Two tower cranes collided over Canary Wharf in London, UK today seriously injuring a 35 year old man.                                   A hammerhead tower crane was over-sailing a luffing jib crane A flat top Yong Mao Read More

Four Injured After Lightning Strike

01/28/14
Four Injured Lightening Strike 1-30-2014 3-49-36 PM

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France Four men on a building site in France were shocked and burnt yesterday morning after a bolt of lightning hit a tower crane in Saint-Jean-de-Luz just South of Biarritz in the South West of the country. Two of the four men are seriously injured and were rushed to Read More

Self-Erector Overturn

01/28/14
Self Erector Overturns 1-30-2014 3-40-44 PM

 Osterhofen Bavaria. An operator dismantling a self-erecting tower crane in Germany is said to have made an error that resulted in the crane overturning at a site in Osterhofen Bavaria. Thankfully on one was hurt in the incident which occurred on Friday                 Read More

Heavy Winds Hit Cranes in Belgium

01/27/14
Heavy Winds Hit Crane1-30-2014 3-59-36 PM

Oekene, Roselare A heavy storm in northern Belgium on Saturday took down two tower cranes at the site of a new hospital in Oekene, Roselare.                                         The scene yesterday The foundations/base Read More

Another Jib Failure in London

01/26/14
Another jib failure in London 1-31-2014 10-23-08 AM

Croydon, London Another Jost tower crane jib collapsed yesterday on a building under construction in Croydon, London during a storm. The crane is working on a new tower block known as the IYLO building. The 20 story building has stood unfinished for some time and is planned to provide low Read More

Fatal Load Drop on UK Site

01/10/14

Colchester, Essex A man died yesterday on a construction site at King Edward Quay near Colchester, Essex after a load reportedly dropped from a tower crane. Details are still very vague, but the main contractor for the project – a student accommodation building for the University of Essex – JR Read More

Tower Crane Loses Jib in London

12/19/13
Tower Crane Loses Jib 12-19-2013 10-56-31 AM

 Ealing, London A luffing jib tower crane has lost its jib on a site in Ealing, London these evening, no one has been injured in the incident and we do not know if it is related to the strong gusty winds currently in the area. The crane, owned by rental Read More

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