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October, 2011 Archive

Crane Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Crawler Crane Assembly Goes Wrong Japan 2011

Japan Two men were injured on Saturday at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, while assembling a crawler crane. The men were installing the crane’s back mast using another crawler crane, The support crane was lifting the back mast vertically in order to place it into its pivot points Read More

Employee Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crane Collapse


Manhattan, New York A former employee of a company that owned a crane that collapsed two years ago on the Upper East Side and killed two people has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and agreed to testify against his former boss. By pleading guilty, the former employee, Tibor Varganyi, Read More

Texas Oil Rig Worker Sues Employer After Crane Accident


Marshall, Texas After being struck by a stack of winches weighing around 5,000 pounds, a Longview oil rig worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit that claims he was injured due to the use of a non-certified crane. Edward Hatt filed suit against Energy Drilling Co. on Oct. 14 in Read More

Crane Falls Off Butler Co. Bridge; Operator Survives


The accident happened Monday along Mushroom Farm Road in Winfield Township. The crane fell about 95 feet off a bridge, partially trapping the operator, according to Channel 11 News reporter Amy Marcinkiewicz. The victim was alert and talking to rescuers as they strapped him to a basket and carried him Read More

Crane Accident Closes I-95 South


Richmond A 53 year-old woman was injured when she crashed into a 50 foot metal beam that had been dropped on I-95 south.  According to Authorities construction crews were doing maintenance work near Exit 78 when a crane hoisting a 50 foot beam tipped over, dropping the metal beam.  The Read More

One Dead After Drilling Rig Collapse on York University Campus


Canada One person is dead and five others have been injured after a drilling rig collapsed on York University campus Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 p.m. at York Blvd and James Gillies Street beside the university’s business school – the Schulich School of Business. Two people, including the deceased, Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Five in China

The crane the following day alongside the 5MW power unit/nacelle

Lanzhou, China Five people have died and one was injured last night when a crane collapsed in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Few details of the incident are available but according to reports the accident occurred late last night at a wind power equipment company in Jiuquan. The boom of the Read More

Pedestrian Named in Stoke-on-Trent Crane Accident


A pedestrian who died after an accident involving a mobile crane in Stoke-on-Trent has been named by police. Jack Link, 72, from Laburnum Grove, Blurton, died at the scene of the incident at Heron Cross roundabout, off the A50 slip road in Fenton on Friday. Police said an investigation into Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Penang

Tower Crane Collapse Penang Malaysia 2011

Penang, Malaysia A tower crane fell onto three residential houses last night in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. The collapse occurred around midnight, when the crane, located on the site of a new 20 floor hotel on the opposite side of the street from the affected homes, went over from its base. Read More