Crane Accidents

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2012 Archive

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Boom Overhang Rips Minibus Roof Off

Crane Rips Minibus Top Off

Chalong, Thailand A full mini bus struck the overhanging boom of a Rough Terrain crane that was reversing into a side street in Thailand this morning but thankfully and amazingly, no one was seriously hurt although they were taken to hospital with cuts and bruises. The incident occurred in Chalong, to Read More

Aerial Work Platform Traps Worker


England, UK A man said to be in his early 20s was injured yesterday after he was trapped between steelwork and the guardrails of the aerial work platform he was using on a school site in Reading, southern England. The platform was lowered to the ground by work colleagues and Read More

Crane Accident Leaves Rama III Area Without Power

Crane Loses Control Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand Residents in Bangkok’s Rama III area suffered a blackout from yesterday morning until the evening after a crane became entangled in power lines and pulled down 32 electricity poles, causing damage to four cars and a townhouse and injuring six people. Many poles were uprooted and toppled onto Read More

Self-erector Overturns in Salzburg

Self-Erector Crane overturns

Salzburg, Austria A self-erecting tower crane overturned on Tuesday at a crossroads in Salzburg, Austria. The 15 metre high crane was working on the refurbishment of an apartment building and was lifting a load of shuttering when the crane overturned with the tower coming to rest against the building. The Read More

Boom Lift Overturns in Australia

arial lift collapse australia

Lismore, Australia A self-propelled boom lift overturned in Lismore, Australia earlier this morning injuring the two men working in the platform. The men, both 42 years old, were using the boom lift – a Genie Z-45 – to hang a large banner on the front of a store when one Read More

Bronx Crane Accident Kills Filipino Worker


Jersey City, New Jersey A 38-year-old Filipino father of four was crushed to death when an industrial size air conditioning unit fell from a crane onto the sidewalk next to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Tuesday morning, the police said. Michael Tristan Mananghaya of Jersey City, N.J. was rushed to the hospital’s Read More

Truck Mount Overturns


Santa Rosa, California A truck mounted aerial lift overturned near Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, California yesterday. A man said to be in his 70s was using the lift to paint a building and was around 12 metres up with the lift lost stability. We have received no photographs but Read More

Enerpac Test Collapse

Gantry Crane Collapse Before Photo

Hengelo, Netherlands A large self-erecting gantry collapsed on Monday during testing at the Enerpac production facility in Hengelo, the Netherlands. We understand that the 1,700 tonne, 100 metre high gantry was being built for work at the Chernobyl power plant in the Ukraine. The gantry and its four towers were Read More

Hardhat Crushed in Bronx Horror


Bronx, New York A construction worker was crushed to death in The Bronx yesterday by a giant refrigeration unit that slid off a crane. A crane was hoisting the front of the trailer next to Bronx Lebanon Hospital as Tristan Mananghaya stood next to it, authorities at the scene said. Read More

Maryland Farmer Injured in Power Line Accident


A Maryland farmer was hospitalised in Easton on Monday after sustaining electric shock during work at a grain silo on his farm on Harmony Road, Preston. A heavy section was being lifted by crane to the top of the silo when a cable contacted overhead power lines, the power grounded Read More

Fatal Wind Farm Accident in Germany

Wind Farm Accident Germany

Mannhegan, Germany A fatal wind farm incident happened yesterday morning at 10am on a site in Mannhagen, northern Germany. The operator of the Felbermayr owned Liebherr crawler crane was killed when a blade dropped onto the cab during the installation of Vestas turbines. A statement from Vestas Wind Systems A/S Read More

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