Crane Accidents

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April, 2011 Archive

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Fatal Tower Crane Accident in Spain

Tower Crane Collapse in Malaga Spain 2011

Malaga, Spain A man died yesterday on a building site in the small village of Cártama to the north of Málaga, after the jib of a tower crane ‘broke its back’ and crashed down onto the scaffold he was working from, throwing him from the third floor of the structure Read More

Crane Involved in Fatal Crash After Leaving Scene of Highrise Incident

Motorist Collides with Mobile Crane - 1 Fatality - Canada 2011

A motorist died Tuesday night in a collision with a crane truck that had been involved earlier in the evening in a construction incident in the Beltline. The fatal crash happened on 50th Avenue S.E. near 35th Street in the Foothills Industrial Park. Emergency crews were called to the scene Read More

Crane Driver Hurt in Seaforth Dock Accident


A DOCK worker was seriously hurt after a 40ft container carrier he was driving fell over. The 29-year-old worker, named locally as Andrew Jones, received head and arm injuries in the fall at Seaforth docks, and was left trapped in the cab of his “straddle carrier”, a kind of mobile Read More

Crane Plunges Down 20m Embankment

Australia - Crane

Australia A 16-TONNE crane plunged down a 20-metre embankment at Wongawallan on the Gold Coast this morning. The incident happened on Tamborine-Oxenford Road about 8.50am, when the crane’s brakes are believed to have failed as it went down a hill. Two men were in the crane and were treated by ambulance officers Read More

6 Children Killed in Crane Accident

6 Children Ran Over Crane Accident Japan 2011

Japan Six elementary school students were killed Monday morning after being hit by a crane truck in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, local police said. The 26-year-old truck driver, Masato Shibata, was arrested at the scene. He is believed to have crossed the center line and run into a group of children Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Seven at Vietnam Port


Vietnam A crane being erected at a port in northern Vietnam collapsed on Tuesday, killing seven workers, a state-run newspaper reported. Two workers died instantly during the collapse at Cai Lan port in Quang Ninh province and six were badly injured, the Defence Ministry-run Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) Read More

Tower Crane Collapse Kills Five in East China


Hangzhou, China (Xinhua) Five people were killed after a tower crane collapsed in east China’s Hangzhou City Saturday, local authorities said. The accident occurred at about 9 am at a construction site in Lin’an, a county-level city administered by Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, when the tower crane was under Read More

Alabama Man Dies in Accident at Westwego Construction Site


Westwego, Louisiana A worker at a Westwego construction site was killed Saturday when a piece of construction equipment fell on a crane he was operating. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about 5 p.m. reporting the incident, which took place at 7777 West Bank Expressway, in the back Read More

Man Fatally Electrocuted in Bucket Truck

Virginia Bucket Truck Electrocuted Worker 2011

Front Royal, Virginia A Front Royal man was fatally electrocuted in an accident Friday, Apr. 15. Front Royal Police Chief Richard Furr said Aaron W. Bradley, 19 of Guard Hill Rd. in Front Royal, was killed at the intersection of North Shenandoah Ave. and Kendrick Lane. Bradley was in a Read More

Crane Driver Arrested for Killing Cyclist


Chandigarh, India A day after the death of cyclist Kankad Kumar, 25, in a road accident, cops have managed to arrest driver of the crane, Kuldeep Singh of Daria village industrial area-I, on Saturday. Kankad was hit by a crane before a police party at the dividing road of sector Read More

Opelika Police Investigate Fatal I-85 Wreck


Opelika, Alabama Opelika police are investigating a fatal accident on Interstate 85 that killed a 60-year-old man. WSFA-TV reports that Michael Moore died Friday morning in a crash. Witnesses told police that Moore’s 1991 Toyota Tercel ran into the back of a heavy duty mobile crane traveling south on the Read More

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