Crane Accidents

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July, 2012 Archive

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Trolley Failure in India


Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India A man has died yesterday after a cable supposedly failed on a tower crane in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India The information that we have received is a little confusing, but suggests that the failure of the lift trolley cable failed causing the trolley to break free Read More

Walsh Construction Fined for Violations


Madison, Indiana Indiana regulators have fined a construction company $10,000 for violations found following the death of an Ohio River bridge worker. Fifty-year-old Roger Cox of Austin, Ind., died in May after becoming trapped between an aerial bucket he had been standing in and a steel beam on the bridge Read More

Boom Collapse in Grand Cayman

Boom Tips in Grand Cayman 2012

George, Town Grand Cayman An 80ft self-propelled boom lift overturned in George, Town Grand Cayman yesterday injuring the operator. The man, 27, was using the lift, a Genie S-80, to mask-off the windows of the First Caribbean Bank in the town centre, prior to painting the building. It looks as Read More

Crane Overturns in North Carolina

Crane Overturns in North Carolina

Hendersonville, North Carolina A large boom truck overturned in the East Flat Rock area of Hendersonville North Carolina yesterday, slicing a house in two. Thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a 35 ton Altec boom truck – owned and operated by C&M Crane – was lifting trees from the Read More

Aerial Lift Causes Fatality


Garrett, Indiana A man was killed this week after falling from the platform of an aerial lift as it attempted to lift a tree in Garrett, Indiana on Wednesday. The man, Paul Graber, 56, is the owner of Auburn Tree Service and was working alongside Holiday Lakes to the south Read More

Crane in Germany Slips Off Road

Crane Accident Germany 2012

Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, Germany An eight axle All Terrain crane overturned last week on a wind farm in Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The crane, a Liebherr owned and operated by crane and heavy transport company Regel, was rigged with counterweight, jib and Y-Guy suspension system. It slipped off the road while Read More

Crane Operator Criticaly Injured in UW Construction Accident

seattle crane accident

Seattle, Washington A heavy equipment operator suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday when a huge slab of concrete fell at a building demolition project on the University of Washington campus, crushing the cab of a crane and trapping the man inside for nearly two hours. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, in the Read More

Crane Topples at Housing Site in Austria


An investigation was launched into the collapse of a crane at a new housing site in Lech, 3 workers were fortunate to escape with light injuries

RT Crane Overturns in Boston

Crane Overturns Boston 2012

Boston, Massachusetts A Rough Terrain crane went over at a medical centre site in Boston, Massachusetts. No one was injured in the incident. We have been sent very few details, but understand that the crane, a recent vintage Grove, was over the side with full boom extended when it lost Read More

Highway Collapse in Istanbul

Istanbul Highway Collapse 2012

Istanbul A reader has sent us details of a job that went wrong last week in Istanbul taking a man’s life and damaging a large crane. The crane a Demag AC700 owned by Sistem Vinc was helping dismantle a flyover on the D-100 Metrobüs link road into the city. A Read More

Electrocution in Minnesota


Willmar, Minnesota A 56-year-old Eagle Lake man is dead after being electrocuted while working on a boatlift at his home. The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office says Brian Van Engen was moving his boatlift when it came into contact with an extension cord that had been rubbed bare. The cord had Read More

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