Crane Accidents

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May, 2013 Archive

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Spider Lift Rescue in Scotland

05/31/13
Spider LIft Rescue 6-7-2013 11-37-20 AM

Aberdeen, Scotland A man had a lucky escape from a spider lift yesterday in Aberdeen, Scotland after the machine tilted over due to one of the outriggers raising. The machine, a  Hinowa belonging to Height for Hire (The UK one, which is unrelated to Height for Hire in the Ireland) Read More

Monorail Crane Crushes Laborer

05/31/13
Mubai Monorail Site 6-7-2013 10-53-25 AM

Mumbai, India The number of deaths that have taken place in the process of giving ‘world class’ infrastructure to Mumbaikars now stands at 10 after one died at a monorail site on Friday morning near Arthur Road jail. Till date, 39 people have suffered injuries at construction sites for public Read More

Dropped Rotor

05/29/13
Dropped Rotor 6-7-2013 10-22-24 AM

Ontario, Canada A rotor was dropped last week as it was unloaded at new power generation facility in Durham Ontario, Canada. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident due to good safety procedures. The event may though highlight a design flaw in the lifting beam?         Read More

Crane over in Manhattan

05/29/13
Crane Overturns NY 5-29-2013 2-18-06 PM

Manhattan, New York   A large crane fell over while doing work near the Water Club restaurant on the East River on Wednesday. No one was injured.                                               Read More

Crane Collapses And Crashes Into Flats In Russia

05/27/13

Kirov, Russia A huge construction crane has collapsed onto a block of flats in Kirov, Russia, smashing through several floors of the nine-story complex.                           Around 250 people live in the building, including 37 children, but despite extensive Read More

Crane Does a Backward Flip

05/23/13

Offenbach, Germany An All Terrain crane over turned in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, Germany, last week, crushing a covered trailer and damaging a car. The crane, owned by Homburg based crane rental company Spengler, was reportedly loading a large membrane filter press onto the trailer when it flipped over backwards. The boom Read More

Crane Collapses on Yacht in Stamford Harbor

05/22/13

See Update Stamford Harbour Marina in Connecticut STAMFORD — Authorities worked all day to right a crane that collapsed on a boat in the West Branch of  Stamford Harbor Wednesday morning. The crane was pulling up pilings at the Avalon on Stamford Harbor marina, off Southfield Avenue in the city’s Waterside Read More

Crane Truck Accident Causes Massive Power Outage in Southern Vietnam

05/22/13

Chi Minh City, Vietnam The massive power outage that struck in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam’s southern provinces Wednesday was caused by the cargo of a crane truck that struck a main cable. The incident, which unleashed chaos in streets, schools, hospitals and businesses throughout HCMC, took place at Read More

4 Dead as Crane Collapses in Hubei

05/21/13

Hubei, China Four people were killed and another seriously injured in a crane collapse on Tuesday morning in central China’s Hubei Province, local authorities said. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at a construction site in the village of Shuangli, Yuanan County, sources with the county government said, Xinhua news Read More

Car Smashed as Crane Topples onto Road

05/21/13

GALLATIN, TN The crane, a Terex/American 165 owned and operated by Mountain States Contractors. Federal safety officials are investigating what caused a crane to collapse Tuesday and topple on to a moving car, and the Channel 4 I-Team has learned the company in charge of that crane has a history Read More

Injured Crewman Recovering after Crane Winch Snaps

05/20/13

Tauranga, New Zealand Uptate: Crewman Injured as Crane Winch Snaps A Filipino crewman seriously injured after being struck across the chest by a steel rope as a crane boom collapsed on a ship at the Port of Tauranga last week is out of intensive care. Three mobile cranes have removed the Read More

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