Crane Accidents

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March, 2012 Archive

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Another Bridge Bashing


New South Wales, Australia A crane collided with the Newcastle link road bridge in New South Wales, Australia earlier this morning. The crane, a 20 tonne Franna pick & carry unit, belongs to Glendenning-based crane rental company Borger Cranes. It was travelling down the F3 highway when its boom struck Read More

Man Basket Accident Report Published

Three Fall From Man Basket in Boom Buckle Norway 2012

Norway See the Original February 8, 2012 Article The findings from an investigation into a serious crane and working at height incident at the Kvaerner offshore yard in Verdal, Norway last month has been published. The main findings from the internal investigation of the February 8th incident has been now Read More

Man & Lift Lost in River

Aerial Lift Falls in River - Missing Worker - St Louis Missouri 2012

St Louis, Missouri A man is missing after he and the aerial lift he was using fell off of a barge in the Mississippi River near St Louis Missouri, yesterday. Rescue teams suspended the search for the man yesterday evening and will resume again later today. The missing man is Read More

Giant Crane Falls on Pre-war House

Tower Crane Collapses on Pre-war House 2011

Goerge Town One person died while three others were injured when a seven-storey-high crane tower at a construction site toppled and fell on a pre-war house. Bachelor Liang Yit Kwang, 65, who was believed to be sleeping on the second floor of the house, died after he was buried in Read More

Miami Crane Collapse Kills 2, Injures 5


Miami, Florida A 20-foot section of a crane fell 30 stories in Miami on March 25, killing two construction workers and injuring five others. The crane collapsed at the construction site of a 46-story condominium and crashed through the roof of a nearby home, which was used as an office Read More

NYC Construction Collapse Kills 1, Injures 2


New York City, New York Officials say one person has died and two others were injured in a construction collapse at a one-story commercial building in New York City. The fire department says all three were initially trapped in the accident Thursday morning in upper Manhattan. A spokesman for St. Read More

5 Dead in Henan – Operator Unlicensed


Henan At a highway site in Henan 5 workers died when a scaffolding fell in activity involving an allegedly unlicensed crane operator.

Fatal Crane Accident in Osaka Japan

Rough Terrain Crane Falls Osaka Japan March 2012

Osaka, Japan A Rough Terrain crane fell into a river from a temporary bridge in Osaka, Japan, killing the operator yesterday. The 25 tonne crane ended up in the Yodogawa River in Fukushima Ward, Osaka, on Wednesday morning. Police said that the crane had slipped over the edge of the Read More

Train Rail Pins Nebraska Crane Operator in Industrial Accident


Harvey, New Brunswick A crane operator in New Brunswick was pinned to the controls of his machine by a train rail Tuesday in an industrial accident. A news release from the volunteer fire department in Harvey says the worker was using a crane on Tuesday night to lift some decommissioned Read More

Man Killed in Crane Collapse


Brisbane, Australia A worker has been crushed to death after a crane collapsed at the Port of Brisbane last night. Police say the accident happened about 11:30pm (AEST). Inspector Jo Jaramazovic says a group had been working on reclaimed land on Fisherman Islands. “A 43-year-old male has passed away as Read More

Leibherr Crane Dropped


Word is coming in of brand new 250 tonne All Terrain crane being dropped during unloading at a port in Uruguay. The crane, we understand was being unloaded from the vessel by a ship to shore crane when it was dropped. It belongs to the recently formed Roll Lift division Read More

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