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Man Dies in Crane Accident in Cleveland


Cleveland, Mississippi Bolivar County sheriff’s deputies say a crane operator at Quality Steel Corporation in Cleveland died in a work place accident. Investigator Dasel Moorhead tells The Bolivar Commercial that Robert Mason was driving a crane Saturday when the weight shifted causing the crane to turned over. Moorhead said Mason Read More

Industrial Crane Falls in Saint John

200 Tonne Industrial Crane Falls Canada 2010

Canada A 200-tonne industrial crane fell onto a street in Saint John on Friday, smashing through a fence and sending the crane operator to hospital. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. at a construction site near the waterfront. Diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid leaked out of the large yellow machine, Read More

Business Owner Dies in Platform Fall

Stephen Garratt Died in Fatal Fall 2010

United Kingdom Stephen Garratt, 57, a business owner from from Newton with Scales, Fylde in Lancashire, UK, died last Saturday after he fell from an aerial lift he was using at an auction of equipment at his Inskip-based electrical contracting business Garratt Electrical. Garratt was apparently demonstrating equipment (possibly the Read More

Crane Tumbles onto Care Home

Crane Tips Over Tokyo Japan 2010

Tokyo, Japan A crane that fell over Monday at a condominium site and struck an adjacent nursing home in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, amazingly injured no one, police said. The Pearl Daikanyama care home has about 170 residents and workers, but none was injured when the machine came tumbling down, the Read More

Crane collapse accident at a construction site in Daikanyama (Japan)

Crane Collapse at Construction Site Daikanyama Japan 2010

Daikanyama, Japan On October 4, there was a crane collapse accident at a condominium construction site in Hachiyamacho, Shibuya Ward of Tokyo. The attached photo was taken when I happened to come across the site on my way home. The machinery for vertically excavating soil (a screw auger) directly hit Read More

Crane Overturns in Cos Cob

Crane Overturns in Cos Cob, Connecticut 2010

Cos Cob, Connecticut large crane overturned Monday morning near Palmer Point Marina at 7 River Road. The fire department responded to contain fluids leaking onto the ground. No one was injured in the accident. The state’s division of Occupational Safety and Health will investigate the incident.

Crane Truck Crashes into Brockton Home


Brockton, Massachusetts A crane truck operator veered off the road about 9 a.m. Saturday and crashed through a chain-link fence and into a Brockton home in the area of Highland Street, according to police. The truck, which belongs to Eric’s Crane Service of Abington, also knocked down utility poles and Read More

Dillingham Crane Accident Injures 1


Anchorage, Alaska Witnesses say one person was injured in a crane accident in Dillingham at about noon Saturday. According to Dillingham police, a crane fell through the dock at Snow Pack Fisheries, trapping one person. Firefighters and an ambulance rescued and transported the victim to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Read More

Lightening Strikes Construction Crane


Los Angeles, California A man at a Fontana construction site was treated at a hospital Friday morning after lighting struck a crane he was touching. The unidentified man was injured at 9:42 a.m. at Sierra Avenue and Valley Boulevard, near Kaiser Medical Center, said Regional Dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller. Paramedics Read More

Crane Tips on F1 Track

Mobile Crane Tips on Yeongam Formula One circuit South Korea 2010

South Korea A mobile crane tipped over on Wednesday at the Yeongam Formula One circuit in South Korea damaging part of a main grandstand. Korea is due to stage the grand prix on the 24th October but was not ready for the standard pre-race approval inspection normally due 90 days Read More

Crane Topples into Harbour


New Zealand A crane toppled into an inlet on Otago Harbour at Burkes, near Dunedin, yesterday morning. The Department of Labour is investigating the incident, which occurred as contractors were working to replace Bridge 218 on the main south railway line near Burkes, when the crane, which was on an Read More

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