Crane Accidents

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January, 2011 Archive

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Man Dies After Crane Hits Power Lines


Australia The Queensland Ambulance Service says a 24-year-old man died at Cloncurry yesterday on premises near Bell Street. Police say the victim was standing near the crane at the time of the accident. Superintendent Ray Pringle says the man was helping to move large steel containers at the premises in Read More

Overloading Caused Deadly Construction Mishap in Makati


Manila, Phillipines An arson investigator of the Bureau of Fire in Makati City said on Friday overloading caused the construction accident at the Eton Residences where 10 workers died. Senior Fire Officer 1 Jerson Montada said the gondola lift, without equipment, only has a capacity of 4 to 5 people. Read More

Road Closed After Crane Overturns

Boom Truck Crane Slips Off Ridge

Marshall County, West Virgina An early morning accident left a crane overturned and a Marshall County Road shut down. The driver of a crane was trying to navigate through the windy, narrow curves of Birch Ridge Road when his crane toppled. No injuries were reported, but police said Birch Ridge Read More

Tragedy Strikes John Dee Plant


A TRAGEDY was how John Dee manager Warren Stiff described yesterday’s fatal industrial accident at the Warwick meatworks. A 47-year-old plant and maintenance contractor was killed on site after the mobile crane he was operating toppled over during a construction job. Mr Stiff said the contractor was involved in a Read More

Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project (2)

Knoxville, Tennessee Tosha levied $16,750 in various penalties against Britton Bridge LLC following the work-site death of a project foreman on Jan. 25. John Womac, 33, of Charleston, Tenn., died after being struck in the head by the bucket and arm of a track hoe on the south side of Read More

Worker Killed in Jacksonville Crane Accident


Jacksonville, Florida A 58-year-old St. Augustine man died in a construction accident while working at the Jacksonville Port Authority on Saturday, January 23 when a portable industrial crane collapsed around noon, killing the man. The crane had been brought in so workers could dismantle an old container crane on the Read More

Man Dead After Crane Accident Near Fort Mac.


Canada An odd traffic collision near Fort McMurray has left one man dead. The crane he was operating slid off the northbound lanes of Highway 63 on Tuesday, down Beacon Hill. Despite the attempts of emergency crews and hospital staff, the man eventually succumbed to his injuries. The RCMP say Read More

Manatee County Crews Rescue Man From Toppled Crane

Palmetto, Florida Crane Tips from Overextending (1)

Palmetto, Florida Manatee County rescuers took on a massive crane Friday to get the man stuck inside of it to safety. The crane toppled at 2800 Buckeye Road in Palmetto, causing its 52-year-old operator to get stuck inside for two hours. North River Fire District, Manatee County EMS, and the Heavy Read More

Crane Crushes its Driver to Death

Vietnam Crane Crashes Over 2011

Vietnam A crane fell and killed its driver in Ho Chi Minh City Tuesday. Dang Van Quang, 24, of Nghe An Province, lost control of the crane while maneuvering it. The 50-meter jib of the crane fell from a height of 45 meters, crushing him to death in the cabin. Read More

Crane Collapses While Working on Oklahoma Dam


Ponco City, Oklahoma The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating how a crane collapsed into Kaw Lake while performing maintenance repairs on the dam. Army Corps of Engineers officials say the crane tipped over as it was lifting a piece of equipment on the top of the dam about Read More

2 Killed, 3 Injured in Crane Collapse in E China


Jinan, China Two people were killed and three injured when a truck crane collapsed at the intersection of two roads in east China’s Shandong Province Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at around 1:52 pm when workers were assembling the crane at the intersection of Jinsi and Yimeng roads in Linyi Read More

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