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Crane Overturns in Louisville Kentucky

01/17/13
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

01/16/13
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

01/13/13

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

01/11/13
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

01/9/13
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

Crane Flip in India Causes Fatality

01/3/13

Chennai, India An engineer fell to his death yesterday at the Chennai Port Trust, in Chennai, India, (previously Madras Port) after he slipped from a platform on a crane and fell around six metres. The man S. Venketasan, 54, a junior engineer in the port’s electrical department was overseeing an Read More

Crane Snaps in Atlanta While Removing Macy’s Great Tree

01/2/13
Christmas Tree Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia A crane taking down the Macy’s Great Tree atop Lenox Square snapped in the process Wednesday morning. WSB-TV’s Carol Sbarge went to the Buckhead mall, where the Christmas tree was partially hanging off the edge of the Macy’s roof around 9 a.m. Atlanta firefighters were at the scene. Lenox Read More

Worker Killed After Being Shocked at Neyland Drive Water Treatment Plant

01/2/13
Knoxville Tennessee Crane Worker Electrocuted

Knoxville, Tennessee A worker was killed in Knoxville on Monday after receiving a high-voltage electrical shock, according to Knoxville police. The incident took place around noon at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant near Fort Loudon Lake on Neyland Drive, where a major plant construction project has been underway for several Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Bahrain

01/1/13
Bahrain Crane Accident

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile lattice boom crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. The cause has initially been blamed on the failure of one or more hooks on the set of lifting chains being used. The man, Mohammed Ferdous Islam, 29, from Read More

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