Crane Accidents

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January, 2013 Archive

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1 Injured in Crane Accident in Nebraska

Crane Collapse in Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska One person was hospitalized following a crane accident south of Bellevue on Tuesday morning. Authorities were called to the work site of the Highway 34 bridge project over the Missouri River just east of La Platte Road around 9:30 a.m. Initial reports indicate that two people were on Read More

Large Mobile Crane Slips Off the Road in Scotland

Large Mobile Crane Slips Off Railway Scotland

Cairneyhill, Fife, Scotland A five axle All Terrain crane slipped off a railway bridge earlier today in Cairneyhill, Fife, Scotland. The crane, a Terex Demag owned by rental company Forsyth of Denny was travelling along the A985 road and crossing the unprotected bridge, when the rear wheels slipped over the Read More

Another Crane Sinks on Marco Island

Crane Tips Into Canal

Marco Island, Florida A barge mounted crawler crane has overturned on a canal on Marco Island in Florida, the second such occurence in just over two years. Click here to see Crane tips into canal – August 2010 The crane a veteran unit owned by Marco Marine Construction, overturned sometime on Read More

Crane Tips Over in Oslo, Norway

Crane Tips Over in Oslo

Oslo, Norway A five axle Tadano Faun All Terrain crane has overturned on an NCC construction site in Lilleakerveien, Oslo, Norway. The incident happened around 10am this morning no-one was injured, in the incident and the boom came down between two buildings which were briefly evacuated as a precaution. Eyewitness Read More

Man Dies After Falling From an Aerial Work Platform


Mannheim, Germany A man aged 45 has died after falling from an aerial work platform that was struck by an overhead crane at a facility in Bobstadt, north of Mannheim in Germany, last Tuesday. The man was, we understand inspecting a ceiling mounted overhead heater in the plant at a Read More

Crane Hits Downtown Montreal Building

Crane Hits Building in Montreal

Montreal, Canada A crane, hit by sudden gusts of wind, broke four windows near the top of the 27-storey La Laurentienne building, near the corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. W. and Stanley St. Sunday morning. Although the crane had been locked in place to resist the wind, the extreme gusts blew Read More

Crane Overturns in Louisville Kentucky

crane collapse in kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky A crane has overturned at Reservoir Avenue and Frankfort Avenue. We are told a contractor was working on a construction project for the Louisville Water Company at it’s water basin. The crane was trying to pick up some material down in the basin when part of the crane Read More

2 Killed as Helicopter Crashes Into Crane in Central London

helicopter crashes into tower crane

London, England A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place near a Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Jakarta


Jakarta, Indonesia We have received reports that three construction workers died yesterday in the Tangerang district of Jakarta, Indonesia when a tower crane collapsed. The crane was working on an apartment development in South Tangerang when the tower is reported to have twisted and collapsed. The men were aged 30, Read More

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

Crane Overloaded in New York

See Update New York Original Story The operator of the crawler crane that collapsed in New York on Wednesday has been blamed for overloading the crane. A statement from the Department of Buildings claims that the crane was lifting a load of 23,900lbs (10.8 tonnes), when the crane’s maximum capacity Read More

NYC crane collapses; 7 people hurt, 3 seriously

Tower Crane Collapses in New York

New York 1/11/2013 Report Update – Operator Error Ends in Revoked License A 200-foot crane collapsed onto a building under construction near the East River waterfront Wednesday, injuring seven people, three of them seriously. A two-story framework for the residential building in the New York City borough of Queens had Read More

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