Crane Accidents

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August, 2010 Archive

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Construction Crane Sinks Into the Water Spilling Hazardous Oil

Crane Sinks in Accident 2010

Juno Beach, Florida A sinking crane caused a scare in Juno Beach Tuesday morning. The crane was repairing boat docks in the Intracoastal Waterway in Bert Winters Park when it tipped over. Fuel spilled into the Intracoastal Waterway, but the Fish and Wildlife Commission says the spill was minimal and Read More

No Injuries in Crane Collapse


Marinette, Wisconsin An investigation is underway after a crane collapsed Monday morning at Tyco Safety Products-Ansul in Marinette. No one was injured from the crash. Approximately 15 people were working on site. The crane belongs to Miron Construction, who has a construction project in progress at Tyco-Ansul. Miron says an Read More

Man Fatally Injured in Lift Truck Accident

Fully Extended Boom Tips Killing Worker Minnesota 2010

Wyanett Township, Minnesota A Braham man has died after falling from a lift truck on Saturday, Aug. 21. On Aug. 21 at 6:50 p.m., the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a person had fallen from a piece of equipment at 33889 Helium St. NW in Wyanett Township. Read More

3 Injured after Crane Collapses Downtown

Crane Collapses Downtown at Athenaeum Building 2010

Indianapolis, Indiana Two construction workers were hurt when a 60,000 lb. crane fell over and struck the historic Athenaeum building Monday morning. The man operating the crane complained of back pain, but refused treatment. The accident happened during a restoration project at the building downtown at 401 East Michigan Street Read More

Crane Tips in Brisbane

Crane Tips Over in Brisbane Australia 2010

Queensland, Australia A crane tipped over this morning on a road improvement project in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The crane, a Franna pick & carry model was unloading or moving a reinforcing bar cage for a pile when it tipped. The boom crashed down onto the perimeter fence of the site, Read More

19-year-old Central Neb. Roofer


Grand Island, Nebraska This is the 16th. AVOIDABLE incident reported to this site in 2010 in which power lines were involved. Power line contact is the most frequent cause of crane accidents, yet they are the easiest to prevent. LOOK up and live! There is no information for this article, due to Read More

Crane Tips Into Canal

Crawler Crane Tips Into Canal Florida 2010

Marco Island, Florida A small crawler crane ended up in a canal on Marco Island Florida yesterday after the barge it was sitting on sunk. It seems that the crane an older 17 ton crawler crane slipped off the barge as it listed overnight while taking on water. The crane Read More

Driver Falls Off Crane, Dies


Mumbai, India A crane driver was killed after he fell off the crane while operating it to lift bogies of an engine at electric locomotive shed, Kalyan, on Friday. The deceased is RB Dhande, 50. Employees at the shed, where locomotives are maintained and repaired, alleged that the administration often Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Vaughan


Vaughan A man in his 30s is dead after a construction accident in Vaughan, north of Toronto. It happened Monday after a steel beam being moved by a crane became loose and fell on the man, who was working on the fourth floor of an office building under construction. Fire Read More

Crane-car Accident Closes Causeway Blvd.


India An accident involving a car and a crane occurred in Tampa, which closed part of Causeway Blvd. Officials say the accident happened at Causeway Blvd. and South 50th Street around 10 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol officials say a 40-year-old man hit a mobile crane with his vehicle at a railroad Read More

Crane’s Arm Ploughs Into Bus


India A passenger on a bus which was hit by the arm and jib of a crane said this afternoon that it was only by the grace of God that no one was seriously injured, or worse. Victor Borg said he was sitting in the middle of the 45 bus, Read More

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