Crane Accidents

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March, 2013 Archive

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A Man Electricuted


Brisbane, Australia A man was reportedly thrown from the aerial lift he was using in Brisbane, Australia earlier today after touching overhead power lines and receiving an electric shock. The man, 25, employed by utility company Energex was apparently working on a pole replacement job and maintenance work on the Read More

Crane Overturned in UK


Down Thomas, S.W. England The incident occurred on a farm in Down Thomas to the south east of Plymouth, the crane a Demag AC30 owned by local company Lift It was lifting a 20ft container at the rear of a house on the site, when one of the outriggers appears to Read More

Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Driver’s Cab


Sydney, Australia Witnesses say a burning crane swayed violently over a central Sydney building site before its arm crashed on to the roof of a nearby building.                                             The crane’s Read More

Tower Crane Jib Collapses


East London   The jib of a tower crane has collapsed onto a partially-built £170m residential scheme. Building understands the incident, which occurred yesterday morning on a Ballymore Properties scheme in Wapping, Tower Hamlets, did not result in any injuries. The load that was being carried by the crane at Read More

Rigger in His 30s Was Electrocuted


Wiltshire, UK   Electricity supplies to parts of Hilperton and Semington have been halted after a workman was electrocuted working at the site of Trowbridge Ruby Club’s new ground this morning.   Where a Terex All Terrain crane owned and operated by Sparrow Crane Hire of Keynsham.             Read More

Man Crushed in Crane Accident


Kimberley, South Africa Kimberley – A man was crushed to death when a metal load hanging from a crane fell on him in a scrapyard in Kimberley, paramedics said on Wednesday.                               A crane lifts a car Read More

Crane Collapse at a Wind Farm


Near Pilling, UK This was the scene moments after a crane toppled to the ground at the site of a controversial £5.5m wind farm plan. The accident happened during the construction of two giant wind turbines at Orchard End wind farm on land outside England Hill, near Pilling. Residents who live near Read More

Operator Killed in Crane Collapses


Haifa, Israel A 500 tonne Liebherr LTM1500 all Terrain crane overturned in Haifa,  on Thursday, a 35-year-old crane operator died after the crane in which he was working collapsed.                     Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the work site attempted to resuscitate Read More

Crane and Soft Ground Don’t Mix


Eunice, Louisiana A truck crane overturned onto a house yesterday in the town of Eunice Louisiana while lifting the limbs of a tree being removed from the back of the property. The crane a four axle Terex truck crane owned by CDH Crane was set up with its outriggers on Read More

Crane boom collapses into Alsea Bay


Lincoln County, Oregon The pic. are from the video CLPUD project to replace high voltage line support structures across the bay. NO INJURIES.                         News Lincoln County has sent the video to all four Portland TV stations which will Read More

Toppled Crane Causes Traffic Disruption


Paynters Road area, Bermuda   A crane working in the Paynters Road area fell into a ditch and toppled over yesterday.                       A police spokesman said: “A crane from D&J Construction was carrying out some work in the area, and it Read More

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