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April, 2012 Archive

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Three Hurt, Two Accidents, One Scene


Worker touches power line, falls from crane prior to rear-end crash. Two close calls occurred within minutes of each other on Highway 75 near LaPlatte, Nebraska Sunday morning. A worker was on top of a crane to check the clearance of the power lines when he came too close to Read More

Trailer Carrying Boom Lift Crashes

trailer drops boom australia 2012

Australia A 13 tonne trailer carrying a self-propelled boom lift overturned as the towing vehicle, reportedly a dump truck, took a corner too fast in the town of Plenty, Victoria – North East of Melbourne in Australia. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, fortunately no one was injured, although traffic Read More

Auckland Motorway Reopened After Crash


New Zealand A section of Auckland’s Northwestern motorway has reopened after a bridge was hit by the boom of a crane being transported on a truck. Two city-bound lanes of the motorway were closed for about two-and-a-half hours after the crash at the Royal Road overbridge early this afternoon. NZTA Read More

Crane Crash Scare for Ghatkopar Hospital Patients

400 Tonne Crane Crashes Metro Mumbai India 2012

Mumbai, India The boom of a 400-tonne crane being used for work on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line, veered off the truck carrier it was mounted on, and crashed on a portion of the Sarvodaya Hospital at Ghatkopar on Wednesday morning. Fortunately, patients were shifted out of that section s few Read More

Crane Falls at Metro Site, Contractor Simplex to be Fined


India Simplex Tower Crane Accident in September 2010 Simplex Crane Accident in August 2010 Leaves One Dead After five accidents, including one death, the MMRDA has decided to come down heavily on contractor Simplex Infrastructure for negligence. After two accidents in the past on the Lalbaug flyover, which was constructed by Read More

Rough Terrain Crane Collapse in Missouri

Rough Terrain Crane Collapse in Missouri 2012

St Louis, Missouri Two men were injured last week when a Rough Terrain crane went over on a hospital job in Creve Coeur, St Louis, Missouri. Local reports claim that the operator was preparing to move the crane, which was working on a new cooling plant upgrade at the hospital, Read More

Crane Fatality in Wisconsin

Crawler Crane

Green Bay, Wisconsin A man died on Friday after he was pinned under a crawler crane boom that gave way as it was being unloaded on Highway 41 near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The state police and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are investigating the incident along with OSHA. While it is Read More

Liverpool Chandlers Wharf Crane Collapse: Construction Firms in Court

Liverpool Crane Collapse April 2012

Liverpool, UK Original Story More than 100 people had to be moved from their homes following the incident Two construction companies have denied breaching health and safety laws in connection with the collapse of a crane in Liverpool that left a man paralysed. The 200-tonne crane toppled on to an Read More

Bridge Bashing with a Boom Lift

Crane Smashes Into Bridge Rhode Island 2012

Lincoln, Rhode Island The boom of a self-propelled lift being transported on a flat-bed truck struck a bridge in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Friday, causing the superstructure to shear off and fall onto a passing pick-up truck. The lift was travelling on route 146 and struck the I-295 overpass when Read More

Crane Collapses in Stratford

Crane Topples in Stratform CT 2012

Stratford, Connecticut One person was injured when a crane toppled in Stratford on Saturday. The incident was reported in the area of East Main Street in Stratford just before 9 a.m. Police said the crane fell onto its side, and smashed through a building near a marina.   The person spotting Read More

Crane Tips in Alabama

Crane Tips in Alabama 2012

Trussville, Alabama A truck mounted crane tipped over while working on the town hall. The photos that we have been sent clearly indicate the lack of any outriggers, while the boom is not only fully extended, but also at a fairly low angle as indicated by the fact that it Read More

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