Crane Accidents

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August, 2010 Archive

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1 Killed, Another Hurt In Crane Accident


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma OSHA is now investigating a crane accident that killed one worker and injured another. It happened Tuesday night on the Chesapeake Energy campus near Northwest 63rd Street and Classen Boulevard. Police think the crane malfunctioned and something fell off it. The two victims were putting away equipment Read More

Crane in the Drink

Crane in the Drink Canada 2010

Canada A lattice boomed crawler crane ended up in a Canadian Lake on Saturday after the bridge it was crossing collapsed. The crane was working on an upgrade to the causeway over Buffalo Pound Lake, north of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, Canada. The operator felt the crane begin to go Read More

Worker Killed in Burnaby Crane Accident


Canada A 55-year-old Port Moody construction worker died in a Friday afternoon crane accident in North Burnaby. The accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. at a construction site on Dunlop Avenue, near Charles Street, not far from Aubrey Elementary. A crane operator was using a truck to deliver lumber, including a Read More

Metro Crane Comes Crashing Down in Bangalore; Family Escapes Miraculously


India Dr Chandrashekar and his family cannot stop thanking their stars. As the family travelled from Kolar to Bangalore on Sunday, on a trip to visit the ISKCON temple in the city and seek blessings, they had a brush with death. At about noon, as Dr Chandrashekar, an engineer with Read More

Another Metro Crane Accident in India

Construction Crane Tips Injuring None Damaging None India 2010

India A tractor crane working on the Bangalore Metro site in India, tipped over yesterday, narrowly missing a fully loaded car. The car was taking a Mr Chandrashekhar and 10 members of his family to a religious ceremony when the crane’s boom came down right in front of the passing Read More

Man Catapulted from Lift


Allentown, Pennsylvania A 47-year-old man was catapulted out of the truck-mounted lift platform/bucket truck yesterday after it was stuck by a passing truck in Palmer Township, near Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jesse Scott Leslie was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill and reported to be in “poor shape” on arrival. Read More

Another Crane Accident in Warsaw

Tower Crane Falls Off Edge Warsaw Poland 2010

Warsaw, Poland A self-erecting tower crane went over in the centre of Warsaw, fortunately no one was injured. The crane was working on the construction site of a new road flyover when it went over, as it did one of the outriggers in the base folded. The unit went over Read More

Road Reopens After Crane Falls Off Truck


Houston, Texas More details lost due to broken links

Builder Hospitalised After Crane Fall


United Kingdom A CRANE driver had a lucky escape on Thursday when his vehicle toppled on a building site in Lerwick on Thursday lunchtime. The man was taken to the town’s Gilbert Bain Hospital with suspected broken ribs. A spokeswoman for the hospital said he was in a stable condition. Read More

Crane Causes Power Outage


Phillipines A power outage affected an area in Munoz and parts of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City when a crane tripped several high tension wires on an electric post before dawn on Thursday. Initial investigation showed that the incident happened at around 4:30 a.m. in front of Read More

Crane tips in Warsaw

Ground Gives Way Tipping Crane Warsaw Poland 2010

Warsaw, Poland A truck crane tipped over in Warsaw, Poland yesterday after the ground completely gave way beneath one of the outriggers. The crane, a three axle truck mount, was working in a small street in the city when the road surface gave way. Local reports suggest that recent heavy Read More

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