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January, 2012 Archive

Crawler Crane Collapsed Due to Poor Set Up

Crawler Crane Collapse Kills 5 China 2012 Update

China *Link to October 11, 2011 Report* A report has been issued regarding the cause of the fatal 1,000 tonne crawler crane collapse in China last October. The report – or ‘final findings’ – was issued by the Jiuquan City People’s Government on December 16th, in a statement made by Read More

Construction Workers’ Families Reach Settlements in Fatal 2008 Crane Accident

Manhattan Crane Accident of 2008

Manhattan, New York The families of six construction workers who died in a March 2008 crane accident on E. 51st St. have agreed on a financial settlement. But the details of how much they got are being kept secret for the time being because of a court ruling Thursday. Seven Read More

Investigation Clears Zoomlion in Megacrawler Collapse


China See the Original Story (Oct 10, 2011) An investigation in Jiuquan, China, into the fatal collapse of a megacrawler has cleared manufacturer Zoomlion of error. A newly built 1,000t Zoomlion crawler crane collapsed on October 10 2011 at a plant in Gansu owned by a Sinovel subsidiary. The accident Read More

Beam From Crane Shears Top Off of Van on N.J. Turnpike


East Windsor, New Jersey A steel beam dangling from a crane swung into the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike yesterday morning, shearing off the top of a van and leaving the vehicle’s driver with facial lacerations, police said. Workers were on the job at the construction site just Read More

Workmen Rescued After Crane Flips Backwards

Crane Flips Backward in China 2011

Henan Province, China Three workers were left stranded 40ft in the air after their crane toppled backwards in China. Firefighters were called to the crane to rescue the trapped workmen in China’s Henan Province. Footage shows the fire crews reaching the men in a cherry picker to return them safely to Read More