Crane Accidents

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2008 Archive

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Elderly Builder Dies in Workplace Accident


Spain  A 60 year old construction worker died in Sevilla yesterday morning when he was hit on the head by a large lump of clay that fell from a crane, breaking the victim’s plastic hard hat. The incident occurred at 9.35am on a plot at the junction of the Avenidas Read More

How Tower Cranes Work

How Tower Cranes Work (1)

How do they grow? Tower cranes arrive at the construction site on 10 to 12 tractor-trailer rigs. The crew uses a mobile crane to assemble the jib and the machinery section, and places these horizontal members on a 40-foot (12-m) mast that consists of two mast sections. The mobile crane then adds Read More

Fatal Crane Collapse Adds to New York Construction Death Toll


New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Seven people were killed in mid-Manhattan March 15 when a crane 19 stories high collapsed and crashed into buildings as far as a block away. The collapse occurred as workers were attempting to raise the height Read More

Wrexham’s Crane Crash Mum ‘Lucky to be Alive’


United Kingdom 

Crane Crash Closes M-14 in Both Directions Indefinitely


Michigan  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Truck Strikes Overpass, EB Hwy 40 Shut Down In Chesterfield Valley


Missouri More information lost due to broken links.

Two Dead, Five Injured in Miami Crane Crash

Something About Mary Crane Crash

Miami, Florida Two construction workers died and five were injured Tuesday when a seven-ton section of crane fell 30 stories onto a Miami home made famous by the film “There’s Something About Mary.” Fire and rescue officials said the collapse occurred about 1:45 p.m. as a construction crew tried to Read More

Crane Tumbles in Bundoora


Australia  More information lost due to broken links.

Army of Cranes Hover Over Streets in Every Borough


New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Monster cranes like the one that collapsed on the East Side rise over 40 locations around the city, almost all of them in Manhattan, records obtained by the Daily News show. Most of the cranes – massive Read More

Crane Repair Work Turns Deadly


Amsterdam, New York One man is dead after crane repair work turns deadly in the Town of Amsterdam. The Montgomery County Sheriff says Matthew J. Hentnik, 41, and a friend were working on the crane on Route 67 Saturday when the boom buckled, pinning Hentnik underneath. Witnesses were able to Read More

Gulick Overpass Damaged by Passing Crane


Hawaii  More information lost due to broken links.

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