Crane Accidents

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May, 2012 Archive

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Mobile Crane Accident in Sydney

05/16/12
Mobile Crane Smashes Car Anzac Bridge Sydney Australia 2012

Sydney, Australia An accident involving several cars and a crane on a citybound lane of the Anzac Bridge caused significant delays this morning, the NSW Transport Management Centre says. All citybound lanes were closed after the crash about 8.30am, a spokesman said. Video footage showed the boom of the crane Read More

Bridgewater Crane Operator Falls Into Beaver River

05/16/12
Bridgewater-crane-operator-accident

Bridgewater, Pennsylvania A man was shocked and burned by powerful current from high-voltage lines that pass over a construction site where a bridge will be built over the Beaver River. Century Steel Erectors construction manager Rubbie Greenewalde said the iron worker was standing on a barge on the river and Read More

Man Uninjured From Crane Roll

05/16/12
Crane Rolls in Oregon 2012

Oregon A 40-year-old man was not injured after the 50-ton crane he was driving on U.S. 26 rolled off the highway this afternoon in western Washington County, Oregon State Policereported. About 1:40 p.m., Daniel S. Henderson, of Estacada, was driving a 1991 all-terrain crane east, near Manning, when he moved to the Read More

Lanes Re-open After Crane Accident on I-95

05/15/12
Crane Hits Power Lines Richmond VA 2012

Richmond, Virgina A construction crane accident late Tuesday night caused huge backups on I-95 near the Boulevard exit. There were no injuries from this accident, just a lot of headaches for driver trying to make their way through this area. Crews had to stop traffic for 15 minute intervals all night. Cars were bumper Read More

Lucky Escape for Boom Lift Operator

05/14/12
Man Thrown from Boom Lift Norway 2012

Jessheim, Norway A 21 year old man operating a boom lift at a site in near Oslo airport in Norway yesterday, was thrown from the platform, but escaped with minor injuries. The boom lift had, we understand become stuck on soft ground on the edge of an excavation at the Read More

Raccoon Township Man Dies After Touching Power Line

05/10/12

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EDGEWORTH — A Raccoon Township man died after being shocked by a power line Wednesday while trimming a tree in Edgeworth. Chester Sipes, 47, was working in a D.L.S. Tree Service bucket truck about 1:55 p.m. in the front yard of 411 Chestnut Road, across the street from Read More

Liverpool Tower Crane Collapse Contractor Fined £280k

05/10/12
Tower Crane Accident Liverpool UK 2012 Update

Liverpool, UK The Original Story Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland has been fined £280,000 for the 2009 collapse of a tower crane in Liverpool that left the operators paralysed. Structural engineer Bingham Davis, which has since ceased trading, was also found culpable and fined a nominal £1,000. Inadequate foundations was determined Read More

Wind Farm Roll

05/10/12
Mobile Crane Tips at Wind Farm - Scotland 2012

Scotland The latest casualty of wind those farm roads that are unsuited for cranes or big aerial lifts is a 103 metre WT1000 truck mounted aerial lift which rolled at the Gordonbush wind farm in Scotland. However the lift is just one of several examples of cranes or lifts over-tuning Read More

Crane Boom Buckles in Norway

05/9/12
Crane Boom Buckles Norway 2012

Norway A 100 tonne crane boom buckled while lifting bridge beams in Northern Norway earlier this week. The crane, owned by Vest Kran, was working from a massive barge, installing a new bridge in Vikan, near Bodø when the incident occurred. No one was injured. According to the plant manager Read More

Fatal Boom Truck Overturn in Alaska

05/8/12
Boom Truck Collapse Seward Alaska 2012

Seward, Alaska   A boom truck fell over onto its side at the T-Dock in front of Icicle Seafoods in the small boat harbor Tuesday May 8, killing the boom truck operator, Felix Morales, 52, of California. The tip of the boom arm punctured the deck of the MV Kaylor Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Incident in Spain

05/8/12
Crane Overturns & Kills Operator Spain 2012

Spain A self-propelled boom lift overturned on Monday at a construction site in Avilés, northern Spain killing the operator, 27 year old construction worker Gonzalo Fuente López. López was painting metal elements on the facade of a new building with a fully extended Haulotte HA260PX 4×4 articulated boom, we understand Read More

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