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Crane Tips Over at Naples Home

08/2/11
Mobile Crane Tips Over at Naples Home 2011

Naples, Florida A 103-foot crane toppled over while it was in use at a residential construction site Tuesday afternoon. A 9-1-1 call was made at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday about the crane accident at 779 Gulf Shore Boulevard. When emergency crews arrived, they were told the driver and operator of the Read More

Crane topples over near Naples Beach Hotel

08/2/11
Palm Tree Tips Crane in Naples 2011

Naples, Florida A 103-foot crane toppled over Tuesday afternoon in a residential area along Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples. Nobody was hurt as the crane, valued at $280,000, fell over while an operator moved a palm tree at 779 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. The lot has a 32,000-square-foot house Read More

Lucky Escape After Crane Crash

07/29/11
Crane Topples onto Empty Home 2011

A CONSTRUCTION worker was lucky to avoid injury after a crane toppled over at a property in Wanneroo. Nine News reports that the crane smashed through the Helena Way house at about lunchtime and also damaged the property next door. The house is being renovated and no one was inside Read More

Stagehands Injured in Mini-Crane Accident at Jazz at Lincoln Center

07/29/11

Manhattan, New York Two stagehands were injured when a mini-crane fell on them at Jazz at Lincoln Center inside the Time Warner Center on Friday afternoon, officials from the performance venue said. “During the set up for an evening performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, two stagehands were involved in Read More

Wind Farm Accident

07/23/11
Wind Farm Crane Accident South America 2011

South America We have been alerted to a tragic crane accident on a wind farm in South America, almost certainly in Brazil. The accident, which we have been told occurred last wednesday, involves a 1,200 tonne Liebherr LTM11200-9.1. which was lifting a full blade and rotor assembly into place when Read More

Man Dies After Mobile Crane Crash

07/22/11

A MAN died after the 15-tonne mobile crane he was driving on the D’Aguilar Highway crashed near Wamuran this morning. The mobile crane had just passed Gamgee Rd intersection when it lost control on a left hand bend and rolled about 10.30am. The driver, a 58-year-old man from Kallangur, died Read More

Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville

07/14/11
Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville NC 2011

Fayetteville, North Carolina Emergency workers say a crane collapsed Wednesday around 2 p.m. while working on a parking deck on Franklin Street. It fell on two cars, totaling one and damaging the other. The crane operator, who is an employee of a sub-contractor, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Read More

Worker Dies in Karratha Crane Accident

07/13/11

A major union says the death of a 43-year-old crane operator and rigger at Karratha in Western Australia’s Pilbara region underlines the need for union access to worksites. Worksafe WA inspectors were sent to the Pelago West apartment block construction site where it’s believed the man was crushed by a Read More

Port hedland BHP Worker Crushed in Crane Crash

07/7/11

BHP Billiton has suspended its Port Hedland port and rail operations after a worker was crushed to death by a crane overnight. Acting Sergeant Naomi Smith said the 23-year-old Port Hedland man died after the heavy machinery collapsed and fell on him about 12.45am today. The fatal accident happened at Read More

Five Die in Bangalore Tower Crane Accident

07/1/11
5 Die in Tower Crane Accident India 2011

Bangalore, India Five tower crane erectors in Bangalore, India died yesterday after the climbing platform/frame they were using gave way and fell around 50 metres to the ground. Reports from the scene are sketchy, some say the five were on the top of the crane to replace a motor, however Read More

Crane Accident At Navy Base Damages Refurbished Vintage Jet

06/15/11

Alameda, California An unusual accident at the Alameda Naval Station Tuesday seriously damaged a newly restored jet that has been on display for over 40 years when the crane lifting the aircraft toppled over. The A-4 Skyhawk jet greeted visitors to the Alameda Naval Station from 1969 until it was Read More

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