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Crane Collapse in Milan

Large Mobile Crane Collapses in Milan 2009

Milan A large mobile crane collapsed in central Milan on Saturday thankfully there were no injuries.   The crane, believed to be a 500 tonne Krupp KMK 8500, (The design was a modified Gottwald AMK – the company was acquired by Krupp in 1988 this unit is possibly a 1989 Read More

Piling Pins Woman at WA Naval Base


Bremerton, Washington A Naval Base Kitsap spokesman says a concrete piling fell and seriously injured a 24-year-old woman at the Bremerton, Wash., base. Spokesman Tom Danaher said the accident occurred Monday as a crane and crews were moving the pilings. One piling shifted, fell and pinned the unidentified woman. She Read More

Crane Topples, Knocks Out Power to Thousands


Kailua, Hawaii 2 Escape Injury After Construction Crane Falls A construction crane toppled over in Kailua nearly crushing two women in a jeep. The crash took out a major power line, plunging thousands of homes and drivers into darkness in the Maunawili and Olomana area. It happened on Auloa Road, Read More

Man Critical After Industrial Accident at Pennant Hills


Australia A man is in a critical but stable condition following a major accident on a construction site in Pennant Hills. The accident accourred just after 9am on Wednesday. The man sustained fractures to his right leg and ankle, lacerations to the head and serious internal injuries. It is believed Read More

2 Vici Men Die After Oil Rig Accident Involving Crane


Elk City, Oklahoma An oil rig accident involving a crane has killed two Vici men who worked for an Oklahoma City-based company. Kathy Willingham, the human resources director for Cactus Drilling Co., says Randy Baumann died at the scene of the accident in Elk City about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read More

Two Critically Injured After Crane Collapses

Crane Crashes on Building in Houma Louisiana 2009 (3)

Houma, Louisiana A crane collapse this afternoon at a Houma business left a 30-year-old worker dead and another in critical condition, according to the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office. Heath Perkins, of Montegut, was pronounced dead at 2:44 p.m. at Leonard Chabert Medical Center. He was working inside the welding shop at Read More

Crane Smashes Through Santa Rosa House

Mobile Crane Smashes Home Santa Rosa California 2009

Santa Rosa, California Efforts got underway early Tuesday to ready for the removal of a toppled crane that smashed through the top of a northwest Santa Rosa home Monday afternoon. City, state and crane company officials were gathering to plan and oversee the effort, which was expected to take much Read More

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

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