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2012 Archive

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New “Crane Laws” Section


Announcing the addition of the new Crane Laws section. The page offers federal OSHA regulations as well as by-state crane laws for states that have additional requirements.

Burned Crane Spotted in Allegiance Houston Yard

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Houston, Texas 04/11/2012 Update: Houston Yard Arson – Offering $7,500 Reward for Information We are investigating reports of an arson at Allegiance Crane & Equipment’s Houston, TX yard this past weekend. According to several sources, police were on the scene Saturday after a fire severely damaged a Liebherr crawler: It Read More

Fatal Crane Boom Collapse

Manitowoc Boom Collapses After Cable Snaps Manhattan New York 2012

Manhattan, New York April 5, 2012 Update: Defects Found in Hoisting System April 7, 2012 Update: Inspector may be partially to blame A crane collapse at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday night left one person dead and four others injured. One injured worker died, Michael Read More

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

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