Crane Accidents

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1999 Archive

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M250 Manitowoc Tipped

M250 Manitowoc tipped in Blackstone, MA 1

The crane was on bare rental from Sellah & Pecci to Dick Corporation. The accident happened in a local Power Plant while setting a 40 ton manlift. The machine got light and the boom collapsed. It is reported there were no deaths and only minor injuries. This crane was totaled. Read More

Terex RT335 Flipped

Terex RT335

The story is: they were using a vibratory hammer and it shook the crane right off the cribbing. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Airport Crane Accident


A Tower Crane, on a parking garage construction site, was unloading a 40′ bundle of rebar from a truck at the George Bush International Airport in Houston. The truck was in one lane of a three lane street. One end of the bundle was stuck in the headboard of the Read More

50 Ton Crane Crashed to the Ground


Sydney, Australia Crane crashed to the ground yesterday when the footpath it was placed on gave way. Miraculously no one was hurt in the accident a police spokeswoman said.

Crane Truck Accident Provokes Power Failure


Japan An accident involving a crane-carrying truck at the monorail construction site in Kyouhara, Naha City, brought extensive power failure.

Odense Steel Shipyard´s Gantry Crane Severely Damaged

Gantry Crane Accident from Storm

Intensive efforts at Odense Steel Shipyard Odense Steel Shipyard is facing a production stop for a period of time after the Yard’s gantry crane was totally destructed in the hurricane, Friday, 3 December. Over the weekend the Yard’s management and a considerable number of employees started preparations for removal of Read More

Coal Mine Fatality

Counterweight Disassembly Death

West Liberty, West Virginia A work crew consisting of three persons were preparing a 75-ton mobile crane for transport from the mine property. Prior to the crane operator securing the top of the 6-ton counterweight by removing the slack in the attached wire rope, the victim, who was positioned between Read More

Worker Injured in Crane Horror


Doctors were today battling to save the leg of a workman who was trapped under a crane at a building construction site.

Crane Accident at Mississippi State University Campus


Mississippi According to Clyde Payne, OSHA’s Jackson area director, an Advance Masonry employee, Claude Spann, Jr., was working on a scaffold preparing to do stone work on the front of the David C. Swalm Chemical Engineering building when the accident occurred. A crane boom fell, striking the scaffold and fatally Read More

Power Line Contact


Sante Fe, New Mexico A 35 Ton Hydraulic Truck Mount was booming up in the companies own crane yard and got into the power lines. POWER LINES IN A CRANE YARD, WHAT’S UP WITH THAT! There were no reported injuries, however, the crane appears to be a total loss.

Crane Boom Fell Across Student’s Car


Carrollton, Texas Crane boom fell across student’s car as the student was leaving parking lot Aa 65 ton Link-Belt lattice boom truck crane had its boom fall at a local high school here, that was having a new addition added on to it. A TMS 865 Grove was dispatched to Read More

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