Crane Accidents

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May, 2009 Archive

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Crane Topples

Crane Topples

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia A CRANE truck toppled when carrying out work on a manhole near Taman Green View at Jalan Lintas-Iramanis, Kota Kinabalu at 2.30pm on Thursday. It was learnt that the crane, driven by a 34-year-old Bugis, toppled and hit an excavator parked nearby. The impact caused damage to Read More

Seven Die in Noida Express Highway Accident, Twelve Injured


India  Seven people were killed and 12 others seriously injured in a road accident on Noida Highway late last night. Inspector General of Police (Meerut Range) Gurbachan Lal today visited the accident site and took stock of the situation. Superintendent of Police (City) Ashok Tripathi said the accident occurred when Read More

Construction Worker in Hospital Due to Electrical Accident


Canada A 38-year old construction worker is being treated in hospital for burns to his hands and feet after the crane he was operating touched a live electrical line. It happened just before 1:30 p.m. Monday at a work site in Richmond Hill, near Yonge and 16th Avenue. York regional police Read More

Crane Falls and Leaves Eight Injured

Crane Falls and Leaves Eight Injured

Spain  EIGHT people suffered injuries of varying severity after a crane fell on them during a meeting chaired by Spain’s president. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was giving an electoral presentation at the Príncipe de Asturias sports pavilion in Murcia yesterday evening. As members of the public were filing into the Read More

Crane Topples on Rural Road


Lexington, Kentucky A big mess in Fayette County Thursday when a crane ended up on its side.  It happened on Old Richmond Road as an employee was taking the new crane from Link-Belt on a test run when it started to feel top-heavy then shifted.  A tire slippedoff the road Read More

Crane Accident Snarls I-10 Traffic

Crane Accident Snarls I-10 Traffic (1)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana A crane accident closed a large portion of Interstate 10 near Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge for nearly six hours Thursday.  The crane was removed and all lanes of the interstate were reopened around 8pm Thursday. For several hours, only one lane of traffic was moving in each Read More

Tower Crane Collapses at St Julians

Tower Crane Collapses at St Julians

Malta  A tower crane collapsed onto a building under construction and an apartment block this morning, causing a panic but injuring no one. The incident happened at about 9.15 a.m. as the remote controlled crane was transferring concrete on a building site in Sacred Heart Avenue in St Julians. It Read More

Boone Crane Collapse

Boone Crane Collapse (1)

Boone, Iowa Crews continue to assess the damage to a new bridge under construction after a crane collapsed on Sunday. The bridge was also damaged during the collapse. New aerial photos of the scene show the crane in pieces near, on and under the new Union Pacific bridge. Crews were Read More

Day of Traffic Chaos After M62 Crash Leaves Two Dead


United Kingdom TWO men died and a third was badly hurt in a crash that closed the M62 for nine hours. Tuesday morning rush-hour traffic came to a standstill after a heavy goods vehicle smashed through the central reservation into a van and mobile crane. The lorry was travelling eastbound Read More

Crane Gives Way, Two Critical


Bokaro, India Two employees of Bokaro Steel Plant were seriously injured after a 1.5 tonne iron coil being carried on a magnetic crane fell on them from a height of about 12 feet around 9.20am today. It’s unclear how the two, Anand Mahto of Sector XII and Bal Krishna Prasad Read More

Two Injured After Part of Crane Strikes Workers


Minnesota  Minneapolis Police say two people are injured after part of an overhead crane fell off and struck them. The incident happened at the Hiawatha Metalcraft Inc. building in the 2600 block of 31st Avenue South. According to Sgt. Bill Palmer, the two people were injured when part of the Read More

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