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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

Waikato Crane Accident

Mobile Crane Tips Over New Zealand 2010

Auckland, New Zealand A five axle All Terrain crane tipped over into a creek this morning to the west of Auckland, New Zealand, when the ground gave way under its outriggers. We understand that there had been heavy rain overnight and that a temporary embankment collapsed. The crane was working Read More

2 Killed After Crane Platform Gives Way at Construction Site


China Two workers plunged to their deaths and two others were injured after a crane platform gave way and smashed into a half-finished building at a construction site in north China’s city of Tianjin Tuesday, rescuers said. The accident occurred at around 8 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Tianjin, witnesses said. Read More

Crane Tips Over, Lands in Lake Whatcom at Bloedel Boat Launch

Crane Tips Into Barge Washington 2010

Washington A crane that replaced log booms at the boat launch at Bloedel Donovan Park fell off its barge and into Lake Whatcom Friday, July 30, spilling five gallons of oil and damaging a boat. No one was injured when the crane, owned by West Coast Divers and Marine, tipped Read More

Crane Crashes into House in Gladesville


NSW, Australia Fire Emergency services were rushed to the scene of an accident involving a 35 Tonne crane in Hepburn Ave, Gladesville around 8am this morning. Reports were received that the mobile crane rolled back and hit a car in a laneway running off Hepburn Avenue. The crane continued into Read More

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