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April, 2013 Archive

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Slow motion tip

04/30/13

Jarlsø, Norway A crawler crane tipped forward slowly on Tuesday at a site in Norway as the operator lowered the jib for the day. The crane is currently working on the erection of a warning light for shipping, on the tip of the small island of Jarlsø near Tønsberg to Read More

Driver Escapes After Car Crushed by Crane

04/29/13

Aberdeen, UK A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car was crushed under the wheels of a crane near Aberdeen Airport. Incredibly, the 52-year-old man sustained only minor injuries following the accident, but was kept in hospital overnight for observations. Pictures released yesterday show the extent of the damage Read More

Child Crushed by Crane

04/29/13

Guduvancherry, India A four-year-old girl was run over by a crane at a construction site in Guduvancherry to the South West of Chennai, India on Monday.  The girl, a daughter of construction workers, who were living in a tent on the site, was playing near to the mobile crane when the Read More

Tower crane falls in Siberia

04/25/13

Novosibirsk, Russia High winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane on Wednesday. The contractor continued to operate the crane in spite of high winds and, according to witnesses, abnormal movement of the tower. The crane then came down on three cars parked in the street below. The Read More

Crane Collapse Load Crushing Van

04/25/13

 A crane boom collapse caused a heavy load to drop around 30 meters onto a van during the Bauma breakdown last week. Thanks to fast reactions from the operator and colleagues a man escaped unhurt from what would have been a life ending experience.The crane was dismantling an asphalt plant last Thursday Read More

Crane Tips, Knocks Out Power Downtown

04/22/13

BRANSON, Missouri A crane attempting to move a refrigeration unit from a downtown building tipped over Monday and knocked down power lines at approximately 8:30 a.m., leaving many businesses in the dark and without phone service. Garrett Anderson, city of Branson economic developer, said the power was turned off between Main, Read More

Images of Bay Bridge Crane Collapse

04/15/13

Bay Bridge crane collapse Feb. 21 These images taken from video shot by News Chopper 2 show the destruction caused by the crane that toppled over at the base of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge crane collapse.

Barge Carrying Crane Partially Sinks

04/13/13

Coney Island, New York City   Fire and police officers were ready to pump water from a construction barge sinking off Coney Island today. The barge, which is carrying a big construction crane, is being used to fix hurricane damage to Steeplechase Pier. Workers surrounded the crane with booms in Read More

Worker Killed at Central Ohio Bridge Project

04/12/13

HEBRON, OHIO An Ohio Department of Transportation official says a contract worker on a bridge replacement project was struck by a steel beam and died. ODOT District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford says the accident happened Friday morning as a crane was being used to move a beam at the Read More

Crane Tipped Over Along the Shrewsbury River

04/10/13

Monmouth Beach, New Jersey A construction crane has tipped over along the Shrewsbury River in Monmouth Beach.                           The crane, which was on a barge in the river, appears to be part of a reconstruction project on a dock Read More

Crane Crashes into Shopping Mall

04/8/13

Johannesburg, South Africa An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of the Golden Walk shopping centre in Germiston this morning seriously injuring 25 shoppers, two of them seriously, paramedics said. The crane, a five axle Grove GMK owned by Babcock Plant, was preparing to lift an air conditioning unit  when it Read More

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