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September, 2012 Archive

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Large Terrain Crane Flips in Malaysia

Terrain Crane Overturns in Malaysia

Johor Baru, Malaysia A large All Terrain crane overturned on Saturday on a ‘brownfield’ construction site in Johor Baru in southern Malaysia. The operator, said to be in his 30s, was trapped his cab, but was rescued within minutes and was only slightly injured. He has been lifting an excavator Read More

Spider Crane Overturns on Worker in Ireland

Spider Crane Collapse in Ireland

Ireland, UK A man suffered injuries to his legs last week after a narrow track spider lift he was moving overturned on him, trapping his legs under the machine. The incident occurred on Tuesday in the town of Cavan in central Ireland, we have few details apart from a grainy Read More

Trailer Carrying Crane Overturns

Trailer Carrying Crane Flips

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania A trailer carrying a self-propelled boom lift overturned yesterday just outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The boom, which looks to be a Genie S45 4×4 was certainly well secured and remained firmly tied down in spite of its 5.5 tonnes/12,000lbs overall weight. Fortunately no one was injured in incident, Read More

Operator Seriously Injured in West Hollywood

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West Hollywood, California A crane accident left its operator seriously injured yesterday afternoon near the West Hollywood border. According to the LA Fire Department public information officer, “A[n a]dult male crane operator reportedly rode [his] crane down as it fell, suffered serious leg injury.” The accident occurred at 735 N Read More

Crane Wheel Falls in Hole

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Hilversum, Netherlands A man using in boom lift in Hilversum, the Netherlands had a lucky escape yesterday after a wheel of his machine dropped into a void. The man was operating the Genie S-85* – rented from Gunco – just off of a busy road, working at a height of Read More

Crane Counterweights Fall & Crush Worker


Germany On Wednesday afternoon on a site on Doktor Hans Bunte Street in Wunsiedl, Bavaria, a construction worker died in a crush accident during the erecting of a crane. He was standing on the rear of a lorry when heavy concrete sections being used as a counterweight on the crane Read More

Crane Hangs Off Dam in Hokkaido

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Hokkaido, Japan A mobile crane overturned yesterday on the top of Toppu Dam in Hokkaido, Northern Japan and hung over the edge of the dam with the operator trapped inside the upside down cab. The operator, Yoshikazu Kume, 55, was rescued after three hours and was apparently unharmed. The crane Read More

Pedestrian Struck by Swinging Crane Boom


Australia A man walking along a street in the Western Australian town of Kalgoorlie is fighting for his life today after being struck by the boom of a crane. We have been told that it was the boom of a loader crane that swung free as it took a corner Read More

Crane Boom Swipes School Bus in Oregon


Hillsboro, Oregon A Hillsboro school bus and a construction crane collided Thursday morning, and the driver of the bus was injured. The construction crane was being transported by a flatbed semi-truck. Police think the arm of the crane swung from the truck and smashed into the oncoming bus. There were Read More

Worker Injured at Northumbrian Water Outfall Site


England, UK The HSE is investigating an accident in Hartlepool in which a 59-year old worker of Southbay Civils, subcontracted to Costain, was injured during work to upgrade a Northumbrian Water outfall pipe at a site off Mainsworth Terrace. He was struck on the back by a crane boom as Read More

Falling Crane Hook Clouts Flemish Worker


Belgium A 41-year old worker is listed in critical condition in hospital following an accident at the weekend at Victor Buyck Steel Construction in Eeklo, northwest of Ghent, where he was struck on the head by a hook which fell from a working crane.

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