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Three Hurt in Aker Verdal Fall

Three Fall From Man Basket Norway 2012

Norway Investigation Complete on March 28, 2012 Three people were seriously injured in Norway yesterday after falling between 35 and 40 metres from a man basket suspended from a crane. The basket reportedly became entangled with the steel structure – possibly a wind jacket – while working on at Aker Read More

Crane Collapse on Galician Site


A Galician crane operator was killed yesterday when his crane boom collapsed on him during the unloading of concrete sections at a site on the Sete Pias industrial estate in Cambados.

Big Lattice Tips in Florida

Crawler Crane Tips in Florida 2012

Florida Information has come in concerning a large lattice crawler crane that tipped in Hollywood Florida on Wednesday evening. The crane was either raising or lowering its boom and luffing jib when it lost stability and tipped forward. The jib came down in the middle of South 17th Avenue, which Read More

Lax Attitude to Maintenance


England An accident in which a 13Kg counterweight fell from a height of 4 metres on to a man’s foot and fractured it revealed a laxity in maintenance of the cranes being used at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. The incident last March at Drax Power Ltd also implicated Read More

Reckless Lifting Operation


A mini-crawler crane lifting a skip containing liquid concrete onto a building site overturned, the boom of the crane striking a 26-year old worker’s upper body, inflicting fatal injuries. The lifting operation on the poorly managed site had not been adequately planned or supervised by employer Harris Calnan Construction Co Read More

Transport Crush Fatality at Fruit Packers


Kokkinotrimthia A 22-year old Romanian national has died in a transport accident at a fruit packers in Kokkinotrimithia, west of Nicosia, where he died of multiple injuries after becoming pinned between a lorry and mobile crane, the 45-year old driver of the latter was detained by police for questioning.

Crawler Crane Collapsed Due to Poor Set Up

Crawler Crane Collapse Kills 5 China 2012 Update

China *Link to October 11, 2011 Report* A report has been issued regarding the cause of the fatal 1,000 tonne crawler crane collapse in China last October. The report – or ‘final findings’ – was issued by the Jiuquan City People’s Government on December 16th, in a statement made by Read More

Construction Workers’ Families Reach Settlements in Fatal 2008 Crane Accident

Manhattan Crane Accident of 2008

Manhattan, New York The families of six construction workers who died in a March 2008 crane accident on E. 51st St. have agreed on a financial settlement. But the details of how much they got are being kept secret for the time being because of a court ruling Thursday. Seven Read More

Investigation Clears Zoomlion in Megacrawler Collapse


China See the Original Story (Oct 10, 2011) An investigation in Jiuquan, China, into the fatal collapse of a megacrawler has cleared manufacturer Zoomlion of error. A newly built 1,000t Zoomlion crawler crane collapsed on October 10 2011 at a plant in Gansu owned by a Sinovel subsidiary. The accident Read More

Beam From Crane Shears Top Off of Van on N.J. Turnpike


East Windsor, New Jersey A steel beam dangling from a crane swung into the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike yesterday morning, shearing off the top of a van and leaving the vehicle’s driver with facial lacerations, police said. Workers were on the job at the construction site just Read More

Workmen Rescued After Crane Flips Backwards

Crane Flips Backward in China 2011

Henan Province, China Three workers were left stranded 40ft in the air after their crane toppled backwards in China. Firefighters were called to the crane to rescue the trapped workmen in China’s Henan Province. Footage shows the fire crews reaching the men in a cherry picker to return them safely to Read More

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