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Crane tips over in Saskatoon

11/22/12
tb tipped over crane nov 22 2012

Saskatoon, Canada A crane working for the company Innovative Residential has fallen in Saskatoon’s west end after what workers call a freak accident. A large white and black crane is laying on its side on Molland Lane in Blairmore. The crane was being used for building a development called Hartford Read More

Crane / Lorry Overturns in Overloading Accident

11/20/12

Salzburg, Austria A 29-year old worker was hospitalised in Salzburg on Monday after becoming pinned under an overturned crane-mounted lorry in St Gilgen. The accident occurred during the unloading of timber from the lorry and it is speculated that the crane was overloaded, leading to the vehicle’s instability.

Crane Overturns in Norway

11/18/12

Borge, Norway A 70 year old crane operator was trapped under his crane in Borge to the northeast of Fredrikstad, after it overturned on Saturday. The crane a P&H Rough Terrain appears to have been picking & carrying a load at the time, and went over on its side, although Read More

Crane Hits School in India

11/16/12
Crane hits school in India

Chennai, India A fruit vendor was killed, while five others, including four children, injured after a crane smashed into the wall of a girls school in Royapettah, Chennai, India yesterday. The crane drive reportedly felt dizzy and lost control of the dated tractor crane, causing it to veer off the Read More

Crane Rolls Over on California Highway 101

11/15/12
Crane Flips on Highway 101

Santa Barbara, California Rush hour motorists had a lucky escape on Tuesday evening when a crane’s trailing boom dolly overturned on highway 101 near Santa Barbara, California. The crane, believed to be a five axle 160 tonne Liebherr LTM1160, belonging to Speciality Crane & Rigging, remained upright while the three Read More

Kazan Worker Killed in Crane Collapse

11/14/12
Kazan Stadium

Kazan, Russia Fatal accident took place yesterday at the construction site in Kazan’s Savinovo district. 25-year-old worker fell 35 meters down as his crane collapsed. Other workers say their safety isn’t concerned as the venue is far behind schedule. Kazan’s new 45,000-seater is Russia’s most advanced 2018 World Cup project. But works have Read More

Driver in South Korea Shows Quick Thinking

11/14/12

South Korea Crane gets out of control on a downhill two lane road. Fortunately, the driver can think fast on this one. Not sure the actual date on this one.

Crane Operator Crushed in Austria

11/13/12
Austria Loader Crane Crushes Operator

Austria A man died yesterday at a site in Austria after he was crushed by the boom of his loader crane. The incident occurred in the small town of Passail, 30 kilometres northeast of Graz in Styria. The crane operator was lifting pallets of tiles onto the single home building Read More

Tower Crane Rescues Injured Man

11/12/12
Tower Crane Rescue

Birmingham, UK An injured man was recovered by tower crane yesterday reportedly following the overturn of a work platform. The incident occurred at the Frankley Waterworks near Birmingham in the UK, as two men were about to start pouring concrete for a new water tank. Unconfirmed reports then claim that Read More

5 Blamed for Death That Killed Crane Driver in Dubai

11/12/12

Dubai, UAE Read the Original Article Five men blamed for the death of a co-worker crushed by a falling crane in Dubai, have been fined Dh2,000 ($540) each and jailed for three months. They were also ordered by the Misdemeanours Court to pay blood money of Dh200,000 ($54,000) between them Read More

Van Mount Crane Collapse

11/9/12
Van Mount Crane Accident

Bristol The incident occurred in Bristol on Friday night – November 9th – the van mount belongs to PG Platforms of Kent and was out on a self-drive contract. The unit was being used to erect Christmas lights for the local council, the operator had parked the unit in a Read More

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