Crane Accidents

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February, 2012 Archive

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Fall Injures Tower Crane Operator

Tower Crane Operator Falls Montreal Canada 2012

Montreal, Canada A tower crane operator was rescued yesterday in Montreal, Canada, after he fell around five metres. The man was reportedly climbing the tower and had almost reached the cab of the 35 metre high crane, when he slipped and fell around five metres inside the tower. A specially Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

Lattice Crawler Crane Crushes Man 2012

Whitby, Canada A crane operator died yesterday in Whitby, Canada, after the boom of his crane came down on him. According to local news reports the man, David Gallagher, 30, worked with Galcon Marine, the owner the crane. The family company has a number of lattice crawler cranes, mostly Koehring Read More

Boom Up Will Catch Things

Truck Transporting Crane Smacks Overpass with Boom 2012

A truck containing a crane with the boom up smacks an overpass while travelling on the free way. This isn’t a “Crane Accident” in the usual sense as the accident is not caused by a crane, but a crane is still involved so we’re posting it.

Man Killed in Whitby Crane Accident was Looking Forward to First Child


Whitby, Canada Inside his Barrie home, David Gallagher lined his office wall-to-wall with images of tugs and barges and swiveling cranes, incessant reminders of a life devoted — in work and play — to marine construction. So when he died in a sudden construction accident last week, Gallagher, who was Read More

Trial Opens in Fatal Azure Crane Crash Case


The owner of the crane that crashed at the Azure condo in 2008, killing two people, is a cold-hearted businessman more concerned with collecting $50,000 a month in equipment fees than protecting workers, prosecutors said today at the start of his trial. “They were killed because one man valued his Read More

Fatal Crane Accident in Texas


Leary, Texas A 20 year-old man died in a crane accident at a pipe and steel distributor’s facility in Leary, Texas yesterday. The incident occurred at the Jackson Pipe and Steel Company in Leary, near Texarkana on the border with Arkansas. The man, Stephen Rodney Cutchall, was hit by a Read More

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Ground Zero World Trade Center Crane Accident

Hoist Snaps at World Trade Center 2012

New York City The cord of a crane hoisting a pile of huge steel beams hundreds of feet in the air snapped during construction at the Ground Zero World Trade Center site Thursday, causing hundreds of workers to scramble to safety. What appears to be steel high-beams fell at about Read More

Crane Operator Saved From Water

Crane Submerged in Seattle WA 2012 Accident

Seattle, Washington A dockside crane overturned into the harbour at a Seattle, Washington shipyard today, the operator was pulled from the water with non life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred at Vigor Industrial, located on Harbor Island at the former site of Todd Pacific Shipyards. The crane was on of 13 Read More Live!

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Loader Crane Disrupts Amsterdam Traffic

Loader Crane Set Ablaze by Power Lines Amsterdam 2012

Amsterdam A loader crane caught fire on Friday in Amsterdam after its boom became entangled in the overhead tram power lines. The incident occurred on the Muiderstraat on Friday morning when the truck with a loader crane and grab was working alongside the tram lines, its boom was raised to Read More

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