Crane Accidents

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January, 2010 Archive

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Crane Tipping Over Caused Harrisonburg Bank Evacuation

Mobile Boom Truck Crane Tips 2010

Harrisonburg, Virginia A crane tipped on its side in downtown Harrisonburg Thursday morning. It happened around 10 a.m. in a parking lot between the Bank of America building and the bank’s drive through. The bank was evacuated as a precaution while crews worked to get the crane righted. Police say Read More

Crane Falls Over, Hits Power Line


Cullman, Michigan Knocks out power for several hours A crane fell over and landed on a power line Wednesday afternoon at a construction site at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church. Electricity was knocked out for several hours in the surrounding area. “The crane tipped over into the power line in Read More

Driver Escapes Unhurt as Vehicle Topples

Crane Topples Driver Escapes Unhurt UK 2010

United Kingdom A man escaped serious injury after the 40-tonne crane he was driving overturned and rolled down an embankment in south Shropshire. The incident happened yesterday just before 3.30 pm on an unclassified road behind Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms. The crane, valued at £200,000, became stuck on the Read More

40-ft. Crane Flips in Roswell

Crane Collapses in Parking Lot 2010

Roswell, New Mexico Crews are cleaning up the damage from a 40-foot crane that flipped over in a grocery store parking lot in Roswell on Monday morning. Police shut down the road for a few hours as crews worked to upright the crane’s trailer. Police say the driver of the crane was Read More

Crane Accident Hurts the Driver

Crane Tips Over in Maldives 2010

Maldives A Sri Lankan driver got badly hurt in a crane accident on Sunday evening, police said. The diver who has now been hospitalised had broken a leg and sustained minor injuries. The crane fell over Maafannu district Faransaa-aage when carrying cement bags to sheet the second floor of the Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Construction Site


Ocala, Florida An Orlando construction worker died after a heavy metal beam fell on him at an Ocala site. Ocala Fire Rescue reports that 40-year-old Victor Lizarraga was attaching a safety cable to the beam Friday morning when it fell. He was working for Metal-Bilt Construction LLC, an Orlando-based subcontractor Read More

Crane Accident Could Cost Millions

Tower Crane Boom Collapse West Australia 2010

Australia A tower crane accident yesterday in Western Australia at the Worsley Alumina Refinery, one of the world’s largest and most efficient plants, is reported to have caused millions of dollars of damage or disruption. The Favelle Favco heavy duty luffing tower crane, owned by by Marr’s Contracting was apparently Read More

Trees Claim Another Crane

Trees Cause Crane Collapse Netherlands 2010 (1)

Netherlands An All Terrain crane belonging to Veghel based crane and transport company Gaffert, tipped over in the town of Hintham, the Netherlands, yesterday, while helping remove 11 poplar trees. The cause of the accident has been blamed on the tree being heavier than expected, some local reports claim it Read More

Manitowoc Crane Investigating Fatal Accident


Shady Grove, Pennsylvania Manitowoc Crane Group is investigating the cause of a Jan. 4 accident that led to the death of a Chambersburg, Pa., man, a company official said Tuesday. Jeffrey Cowan, 41, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a fall at Manitowoc Crane Group in Shady Grove. The company Read More

Crane Collapses, Blocking North State Road

100 Foot Crane Collapses - Readding, California 2010

Redding, California There was a close call in Redding Monday afternoon, when a 100-foot crane collapsed near a busy road, blocking the Cypress Avenue bridge. The accident happened 1:45 Monday afternoon, forcing the closure of Cypress Avenue from Athens to Hartnell. It blocked both lanes of the Cypress Avenue bridge Read More

Warsaw Man Injured in Heath Industrial Accident


Heath, Ohio Medical personnel transported a Warsaw man injured in a Tuesday morning industrial accident at ArvinMeritor in Heath to Licking Memorial Hospital. From there, he was taken to Ohio State University Medical Center, said Lt. Roger Baker of the Heath Fire Department. Andy Mizer, 37, was handling a new Read More

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