Crane Accidents

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March, 2010 Archive

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Crane Topples onto Power Lines on Sherbourne St.

Crane Topples in Sherbourne 2010

A construction accident at a downtown condo development Wednesday morning brought down hydro wires and shut down part of Sherbourne St. Police say a crane being used to transport equipment at the Sherbourne St. site knocked down at least two wires between Queen St. E. and Richmond St. just after Read More

Construction Crane Collapses at Devon Tower

Mobile Boom Truck Crane Tips Oklahoma City 2010

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A crane weighing 90 tons comes crashing down at the Devon Tower construction site, Tuesday morning, in downtown Oklahoma City. Officials say no one was injured, not even the crane operator. The crane was hoisting wooden forms that are used to form concrete walls when it tipped forward. Read More

Police Report on Crane Collapse

Initial reports are during the operation, one of the cranes that was in the path of high winds and heavy rain that could not be stabilized, crashed into another that created a domino effect and the last crane in line where some persons were conducting maintenance, crashed to the ground.

Freeport, Grand Bahama An Earlier Report On Monday 29th March 2010 at 11:37am the Police received reports that an accident had occurred at the Freeport Container Report where a number of persons were injured, thus, the Police along with the Police Fire Services and the Emergency Medical Service Teams from Read More

Tornado Terror

An apartment complex and residences on Indiana Lane off Coral Road sustained major damage from the tornado, which tore off roofs and blew out windows.

Freeport, Grand Bahama A Later Report (More Details) THREE container port workers are confirmed dead and several others were seriously injured when two terrifying tornadoes struck Grand Bahama yesterday. The tornadoes touched down around 11.30am, one at the Freeport Container Port and a second in the Lucaya area. According to Read More

Ketchikan Boom Truck Tips Over with Worker in Bucket

Boom Truck Tips with Worker Alaska 2010

Alaska A Ketchikan Public Utilities worker went for a wild ride as he serviced power lines. The worker was in a bucket at the end of the truck’s extended boom when the truck tipped over Friday. The worker suffered a bloody nose and sore ribs. The worker and another utility Read More

Manhattan Crane Lowered After Building Accident

Tower Crane Tips Against Building Manhattan New York 2010

Manhattan, New York The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story building near Wall Street has had his license suspended. New York City Department of Buildings spokesman Tony Sclafani says inspectors determined Christopher Cosban didn’t secure the mobile crane properly at the end of the workday Saturday. Read More

Tower Crane Collapses Crushing Traffic


Krasnoyarsk A tower crane has toppled onto a busy road in the Siberian city of Krasonyarsk injuring six people. This kind of accident is not without precedent in this region – four cranes in different parts of Russia have toppled over in the last 2 years, killing 5 people in Read More

Accident Halts Work at Ash Spill Site


Kingston, Tennessee Hundreds of employees were on safety stand-down Thursday at the Kingston ash spill site after a clamshell bucket on a crane swung into the crane’s cab, injuring the operator. The incident adjacent to a sluice trench near TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant was reported at 8:55 a.m. Thursday. The Read More

Crane Collapses Onto House in Hanoi

Tower Crane Collapse Hanoir Vietnam 2010

Vietnam A 20-meter section of a crane being used to build a nine-storey building on Thai Ha Street, Hanoi broke suddenly on March 22 and crashed onto a house next door. No one was injured in the incident. The crane broke at a height of seven-story off the ground, causing Read More

Crews Clean Up Spill From Overturned Truck Crane


Canada The driver of a 60-tonne truck crane that careened down an embankment in the Cheakamus Canyon section of Highway 99 suffered unspecified injuries in the mishap, police said. The cause of the crash, which happened on Friday (March 19) at 5:25 p.m., is under investigation, RCMP Corp. Dave Ritchie Read More

Crane Crash Closes I-75/475 Split During Friday Commute


Toledo, Ohio The I-75/475 split in Toledo has re-opened after a crane crash closed it much of Friday afternoon. A crane hit an overhead sign, which caused debris to crash on to the road. Cars traveling on I-75 north or south could not get to I-475 westbound during the evening commute. Copyright 2010 Read More

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