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November, 2009 Archive

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Crane Collapses While Hoisting Christmas Tree in Somerville


Somerville, Massachusetts A small crane being used to hoist a tree crashed onto it’s side, and onto the roof of a public library in Somerville, Massachusetts. A DPW crew was putting up a Christmas with a boom truck when something went wrong and the truck toppled on it’s side. There Read More

Worker Injured in Faneuil Hall Crane Collapse

Crane Collapse Boston Massachusetts 2009

Boston, Massachusetts A crane collapsed in Faneuil Hall Thursday morning injuring one worker. Two men were working to dismantle the crane at the corner of Congress and Clinton Streets when it collapsed. One of the men was thrown from the crane. “Scary, because like I said, you saw one many Read More

Crane Collapses in Cedar Rapids, No Injuries Reported

Crane Collapse Cedar Rapids Iowa 2009

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Officials in Cedar Rapids say no one was injured when a 550-ton crane crane collapsed at the construction site for the new United States federal courthouse. Emergency crews were notified of the collapse at 11:10 a.m. and arrived on scene shortly thereafter to find that the crane Read More

Construction Accident Kills One

Construction Crane Accident Kansas City Missouri 2009

Kansas City, Missouri A construction accident at the future home of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts killed one man and critically injured a second this afternoon. A portable boom lift with a basket on top toppled over about 1:45 p.m. just north of the building under construction at Read More

Dead Man Struck by Crane, Pinned by Building


Australia A MAN has been killed at an army training facility in north Queensland after he was struck by the arm of a crane. Police said the 47-year-old was working at the field training area in Hervey Range Road at High Range near Townsville when the accident occurred about 1.45pm Read More

Crane and Car Collide and Smash Into House

Crane & Car Collide Residential Home Smashed UK 2009

Rockingham, United Kingdom Emergency services were called to Rockingham on the A6003 this morning when a crane and car collided before smashing into a home. An air ambulance was called to the incident following the accident at 7.20am this morning. The driver of crane was released and taken by the Read More

3 Killed in Hydraulic Crane Crash


Raipur, India Three workers were killed and two others seriously injured when an enclosure of a hydraulic crane crashed at the under-construction Secretariat building in the New Capital City of Raipur. Police said the enclosure with seven labourers crashed down on the ground from a height of 50 feet yesterday Read More

Two Killed as Crane Topples Over in Arrecife

Crane Overextends and Collapses Spain 2009

Spain Two workers died at 8.45am this morning in Arrecife when their mobile crane fell over. The crane used for cleaning buildings was working on the Siglo XXI building in construction in Calle Caldera de Taburiente, overlooking Playa El Reducto, the platform was fully extended when it crashed to the Read More

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