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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Penang

10/4/11
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

Construction Worker Hurt During Crane Accident

09/27/11

Milam, Texas The construction trade is fraught with danger. Nearly all construction workers are injured on the job at some point, and some fatally. A recent accident reminds all of us that Texas construction site dangers abound. A 49-year-old man was working at a construction site off County Road 135 Read More

Man Loses Legs in Crane Accident

09/22/11

Mumbai, India Original Story A 35-year-old Ghatkopar resident lost both his legs after a crane rammed into him in Ghatkopar (W) on Tuesday. The accident occurred when the crane’s brake failed while being reversed. The vehicle crashed into some motorcycles parked at the Sunder Baug Kamani junction in Ghatkopar at Read More

Crane Collapse Kills 4 at Construction Site

09/21/11

Shenzhen, China Four people were killed when a 70-meter-high crane collapsed in Guangdong Province late Tuesday afternoon, local authorities said Wednesday. The accident happened at the construction site of the workers’ residential buildings of BYDBattery Co., Ltd. located at the Dayawan Economic and Technical Development Zone in the cityof Huizhou, Read More

Utility Worker Electrocuted

09/15/11
Verizon Crane Hits Power Lines 2011

Brooklyn, New York Verizon Fined in 2012 A Verizon technician installing high-speed-Internet cables in Brooklyn, New York, was electrocuted on Wednesday after he accidentally touched a hidden power line. Douglas La Lima, 37, was using a utility truck, installing the overhead cables when a Con Edison power line hidden in Read More

Tower Crane Falls in Mumbai

09/13/11
Tower Crane Collapse Mumbai India 2011

Mumbai, India 09/22/2011 Update – Man Loses Legs in Crane Accident A brand new tower crane went over last week in Mumbai, India landing on a residential apartment block. The crane collapsed at a job in the Haji Kasam Chawl area of the city, and is said to have injured Read More

Crane Overturns in Scotland

09/9/11
Lattice Boom Mobile Crane Tips Scotland 2011

Scotland A lattice boom crane has overturned at the Port of Invergordon in Scotland this afternoon, thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The accident occurred at around 15:00, while Ainscough was apparently relocating its 550 tonne Liebherr LG1550 truck mounted crane while partially rigged when it lost stability Read More

Worker Crushed to Death in Crane Accident

09/8/11

Rochester, New York According to officials, a crane tipped over as the worker was moving the crane from one side of the sloped concrete spillway to another, causing the man to become trapped under the heavy machinery. A construction accident in the Genesee River Gorge has left a man who was pinned Read More

Crane Collapse at National Cathedral

09/7/11

Virginia Apparently an Earthquake caused a collapse causing millions in damage (not just from the crane, but overall).

Crane Collapse at Scandia Sends Two to Hospital

08/30/11
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

08/30/11

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

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