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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

Tower Crane Overturn

06/3/14
Tower Crane Overturn 6-4-2014 2-25-25 PM

 Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany A self-erecting tower crane lost its balance yesterday in Ulm-Böfingen, Southern Germany and overturned, thankfully no one was injured. Reports claim that the cause was due to a simple overload, with a concrete panel trolley’d out beyond the radius the crane could handle it. Fortunately the a Read More

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

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