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Workman Dies After Being Hit by Falling Cement Bucket


Columbia A construction worker died in Medilaser Hospital after being injured at the Amaranto Club House, a Pagroup site near the Alberto Galindo district north of Neiva. He was working on the 8th floor at the newbuild site when a bucket of cement being lifted by crane became unstable and Read More

Falling Crane Section Kills Tyrol Worker


Tyrol, Austria A crane section estimated to weigh a tonne fell and struck a scaffolder standing beside a lorry yesterday at the Fendlerbach bridge site at Imst bei Ried in Tyrol, the force of the blow directly on his head killing him instantly.

Outrigger Issues Causes Crane Overturn

Crane Outrigger Causes Collapse New Hampshire

Newcastle, New Hampshire A crane overturned yesterday in Newcastle, New Hampshire after an outrigger jack punched through into an underground septic tank while lifting trees from the back yard of a house. The crane narrowly missed the building and we understand that no one was injured. We are told that Read More

Crush Accidents in Etten-Leur and Heeze


Ettern-Leur, Netherlands On Tuesday a worker died in a crush accident at commercial premises on Puuvreweg in Etten-Leur when he became pinned inside a shipping container as a machine was being placed inside by a forklift truck. On Tuesday afternoon at a cement works on Industrieweg in Heeze a 44-year Read More

Worker Injured When Construction Crane Collapses

Ottawa Construction Crane Collapse

Ottawa, Canada One person is in hospital after a construction crane collapsed in southeast Ottawa Wednesday afternoon. Ottawa police said they were called to the corner of Walkley Road and St. Laurent Boulevard around 2:45 p.m., where a 45-year-old male worker in the crane’s boom had been injured. Paramedics said the man Read More

Crane Crossing Bridge Fail

Crane Crossing Bridge Fail in Costa Rica

Costa Rica A truck crane crossing a Bailey bridge in Costa Rica on Tuesday proved to be more than it could handle The crane an old Grove TM1275 or TM1400 belonging to Grúas Quirós, weighs between 82 and 86 tonnes and the bridge is likely to have a capacity of Read More

NYC Tower Crane Secured

Tower Crane in NYC Secured

New York Original Story The luffing jib tower crane that was damaged in last week’s Storms has now been secured. The salvage team used a hand crank to slew the superstructure through 180 degrees so that the jib, which was pulled over the rear of the crane, faces the building. Read More

One57’s Crane Problem (More Photos)

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New York Read the Original Story It has attracted billionaire buyers and plenty of media buzz, but this kind of attention the developers of One57, New York’s soon-to-be tallest residential building, certainly don’t want. All eyes are on the scaffolded high-rise as a crane hangs precipitously from its 90th floor. Read More

Man Injured in Albuquerque Crane Accident

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Albuquerque, New Mexico The Albuquerque Fire Department responded to a crane that accidentally tipped over and crashed into a truck at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday at 4310 Edith Blvd. One worker was hit by he crane as it tipped over. The male in his 60s was transported to UNM with Read More

Workers Fall and Hit Crane’s Boom on Way Down


Thorshofn, Iceland Here is a strange one. Two unsecured workers were injured when they slipped and fell 8 metres from the roof of a fish processing plant in the village of Thorshofn, inland from the Greenland Sea port of Langanesbyggd. Both men’s fall saw them strike a crane boom prior Read More

Fatality As Steel Slips From Sling During Loading to HGV


Trostberg, Bavaria An 18-year old worker was crushed to death on Monday morning at a steel plant in Trostberg, Bavaria, when a 500-Kg steel beam slipped from a sling and fell 1.5-metres on to him as he was loading it on to a lorry by means of an overhead crane.

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