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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

Crane Driver, Pedestrian Killed in Accidents

Crane Rolls in Tasmania Killing Operator & Civilian

Tasmania Tasmania’s holiday road toll stands at two after separate accidents within half an hour in the state’s south. The 47-year-old driver from Lachlan was killed instantly when he lost control of his 20-tonne crane near Risdon Prison about 12:30 pm. The crane rolled three times before crashing into an Read More

Crane Accident Closes Stapley Drive in Mesa

Utility Boom Truck Tips in Arizona 2011

Mesa, Arizona A basket crane mounted on a utility truck tipped over while crews were working at a Mesa intersection Monday morning. It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at Inverness Avenue and Stapley Drive. Crews reportedly were taking down holiday decorations from a nearby shopping center. The truck was making Read More

Fatal Crane Accident


United Kingdom A man died earlier today in Brierley Hill in the UK Midlands, after he was crushed while working on an overhead crane. Wilfred Williams, 57, was working around four to five metres above the ground at C Brown and Sons, steel stockholders. An air ambulance rushed to the Read More

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