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August, 2011 Archive

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Crane Collapse at Scandia Sends Two to Hospital

Crane Collapse at Scandia Sacramento, CA 2011

Sacramento, California A crane collapsed Tuesday afternoon at the Scandia Fun Family Fun Center off Interstate 80 in North Highlands, sending two workers to the hospital. The collapse brought down the park’s landmark ride, the 165-foot-tall Scandia Screamer, which gives people a bird’s eye view of the area and flips riders as Read More

Man Pinned Under NY Crane Dies


Rochester, New York A man who was pinned underneath a crane that had tipped over in upstate New York has died. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says the crane operator was working on a Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. project on the shore of the Genesee River when the crane tipped Read More

1 Killed, 13 Injured in Crash with TTC Bus, Crane

Bus Destroyed in Crane Collision Canada 2011

Canada A 43-year-old Toronto woman has been killed and 13 others injured after a TTC bus collided with a truck carrying a crane near Lawrence and the Don Valley Parkway, just as the afternoon rush hour was underway. Emergency crews were called to the scene before 3 p.m. at Lawrence Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

Crane Tips Kills Operator Rochester 2011

Rochester Firefighters responded this afternoon for the report of a crane that tipped over with a person trapped on Brewer St. Battalion 1 went on location and confirmed a crane on its side over the river. Battalion 1 further confirmed a person trapped. After about three hours of trying to Read More

Victory Boulevard Still Closed in Travis After Morning Crane Collapse

Boom Truck Collapse Staten Island New York 2011

Staten Island, New York Victory Boulevard remains closed in both directions from Melvin Avenue and West Service Road in Travis, where a crane collapsed at a construction site this morning. Delays and diversions are possible for the S61, S62, S66, S941, S92 and S93 buses. Nobody was reported injured at the Read More

Worker Killed in Offshore Crane Accident Near Galveston


Gulf of Mexico A worker at an Energy Resource Technology production platform in the Gulf of Mexico was killed when a crane collapsed at the site, the government confirmed today. The accident took place Tuesday at the shallow-water oil and gas production platform about 75 miles southeast of Galveston. According Read More

Man Injured in Crane Accident at Local Construction Site


Milam County A 49-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a construction accident in Northern Milam County. County officials tell News Channel 25 the man was hit by a pulley-block when it broke loose from a crane at a site off of C.R. 135. Evidence at the scene showed that Read More

Construction Employee Hurt in Milam County Crane Accident


Texas On Wednesday, August 17 at about 1:40 p.m. the Milam County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an accident at a construction site off of County Road 135 in the Northern part of Milam County or Burlington area. It was reported that a 49 year old Hispanic Read More

Man Dies in Rossendale Crane Crash

Crane Tips While Driving Killing Operator 2011

Rossendale, United Kingdom A man died today after a crane he was driving at a Rossendale quarry crashed. Police said the crane operator, who has not been named, died after the eight-axle 130-tonne crane came off a road at near the Scout Moor windfarm site in Edenfield. Fire crews said Read More

Crane Boom Topples Into Channel

Crane Boom Topples Into Channel - Bridgton Naples 2011

Bridgton, Maine NAPLES – Roger Jenkins’ traditional, family boating experience included one of those “close call” moments. Everyone was thankful that the boat was 120-feet away when it happened. Everyone was glad that the boat was not directly under the falling boom of a construction crane. On Tuesday morning, when Read More

Crane Tips While Lowering Large Stump


Johnsburg, Illinois A mobile crane attempting to lower a stump in a residential area tips from the weight. The video is not able to be embedded by choice of the individual posting it. See the video on YouTube

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