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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

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

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