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Drop Load Fatality

Dropped Load Fatality 11-11-2013 2-42-32 PM

London, England We now understand that a man who died on a London construction site on Wednesday was crushed after a concrete stairwell was dropped on him while it was being lifted into position. The incident occurred at the site of the new Francis Crick Institute – medical research center Read More

Crane On Fire

Crane Caught Fire 11-5-2013 11-37-34 AM

M25 Orbital Rd, UK A mobile tower crane caught fire this morning on London’s M25 orbital road in the UK. The crane looks like a five axle Spierings owned by local crane company City Lifting, and given its blue color, one of the units acquired from K-Lift following its demise. Read More

Two Tower Crane Jibs Collapse in London

Two Jibs Collapse10-28-2013 3-15-52 PM

Whitehall, London A tower crane has collapsed on to the roof of the Government’s cabinet office in Whitehall, London, following hurricane force winds throughout the southern half of the UK. The building was evacuated around 7.00 am this morning following the incident. Fortunately no one was injured. The jib of Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Dubai

Tower Crane Dubai10-18-2013 11-59-18 AM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates A tower crane collapsed at the site of a new hotel in Dubai on Saturday killing three and seriously injuring a further five. Details remain sketchy, but it looks as if the top of the crane broke free from the tower, which was erected within the Read More

Jib Buckles at Station

Jib Buckles 10-18-2013 12-14-55 PM

Eindhoven, Netherlands The jib of a mobile self-erecting tower crane buckled at Eindhoven station in the Netherlands on Monday. The six axle Spierings SK1265, owned by Van Riel crane rental, which has three locations in the area, was apparently lifting within its capacity at the time. The 60 meter jib Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Singapore

Fatal Tower Singapore 10-4-2013 12-19-25 PM

Singapore A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the National Gallery site in Singapore. A third man has more minor injuries.                                             Read More

SE Tower Crane Catches Fire

Tower Crane Catches Fire 9-10-2013 2-53-36 PM

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada A self-erecting tower crane working on a site on West Broadway, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada caught fire earlier today, after it contacted overhead power lines. The operator on the ground slewed the crane, an Italian built FM Gru owned by Mega Cranes, without releasing that Read More

Storm Causes Tower Crane Collapse

Tower Crane China 8-2-2013 12-43-11 PM

Shaanxi Province, China A tower crane collapsed in the early hours of yesterday morning on a construction site in Xi’an the capital of north west China’s Shaanxi Province killing four people and injuring four others.                               Read More

Self-Erector Overturns

Self Erector Crane Overturns 8-2-2013 1-53-31 PM

Hahnwald, Germany A self-erecting tower crane tipped over in Hahnwald, just outside of Cologne, German yesterday morning coming to rest on a residential house. The crane was reportedly lifting a pallet of bricks or blocks on a neighboring property when it tipped over. Although the family was in the house Read More

Austrian Tower Crane Rescue

Tower Crane Rescue Austria 7-26-2013 1-44-57 PM

Graz, Austria A 40-year-old crane operator had to be rescued from a tower crane around 35 meters in the air last Wednesday in Graz, Austria. The man apparently complained of extreme chest pains and informed his colleagues that he needed to come down from the crane, but he was unable Read More

Tower Crane Jib Buckles

Tower Crane Buckles in Switzerland 7-12-2013 11-50-51 AM

Uetendorf, Switzerland The jib of a tower crane working on a construction site in Uetendorf near Thun, Switzerland buckled last week dropping its load into the site. The crane, owned or contracted by the Thun based contractor Läderach Weibel, was lifting what looks like a skip full of supplies and Read More

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