Crane Accidents

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July, 2014 Archive

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Lucky Escape as Crane Overturns

Lucky Escape 7-18-2014 2-28-10 PM

Dettelbach, Germany A 220 ton All Terrain crane overturned in Germany this morning landing on a house and trapping a man in the small town of Dettelbach, to the east of Würzburg– in northwest Bavaria. The crane, a Grove GMK 5220 owned by Bavarian crane and access rental company Ziegler, Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane for Two Hours Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

Man Trapped 7-18-2014 3-02-21 PM

Toronto, Canida A 50-year-old man has been airlifted to a Toronto hospital with life-threatening injuries after being trapped under a crane at a construction site for two hours. Police say a crane fell on the man just after 6 p.m. Thursday, trapping his arm and leg. The accident occurred in Read More

Crane Drops AC Unit

Crane Drops on AC Unit 7-17-2014 3-21-59 PM

 Abilene, Texas A crane overturned in Abilene, Texas on Monday as it placed a new air conditioning unit onto a roof at the Primetime Entertainment Center in the town.                                           Read More

Crawler Takes out Power Lines

Crawler Takes Out Power Lines 7-17-2014 2-44-12 PM

Oldenburg, Germany A lattice boom crawler crane being transported on a barge in Oldenburg, Germany has overturned after coming into contact with overhead power lines. The crane was on a barge on the river Hunte and moving down river to work on a railway bridge over the river when its Read More

Tower Crane Pad Gives Way

Tower Pad Gives Way 7-18-2014 2-14-34 PM

 Vienna, Austria A tower crane crashed onto the roof of apartment block in Vienna on Saturday after part of the slab it was sitting on broke away.                                         The cracked base Read More

Crane Topples in Newtown

Crane Topples 7-18-2014 2-37-20 PM

Newtown, Australia Chaos on a busy inner-Sydney street has been narrowly avoided after a crane toppled on a construction site on Friday afternoon. Police say the crane was driven into a ditch, causing it to fall at the site on Alice Street in Newtown.               Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Two, Injures Four

Deadly Crane Collapse 7-10-2014 3-10-15 PM

Haiphong City, Vietnam A crane collapsed at a work site today (July 9) in Haiphong City, killing two workers and injuring four. The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in Haiphong confirmed that the accident occurred at around 8:00 AM at the construction site of a bridge crossing the Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse during Istanbul Airport Construction Kills One


Istanbul, Turky An accident took place during the construction of the third airport in Istanbul, Turkish Haber7 TV channel reported on July 9.A crane collapsed during the construction works and fell into a lake. One person was killed in the accident.On June 7, Istanbul hosted the ceremony of laying the Read More

Violent Storm Brings Down Tower Crane

Storm Brings Down Tower Crane 7-10-2014 2-03-55 PM

 North Western Bavaria An exceptionally violent storm in north western Bavaria, took down a tower crane along with a number of trees on Monday. The brief storm in the region of Cham, including the towns of Rötz, Roding and Bad Kötzting also saw hail stones the size of tennis balls Read More

Excavator Pulls Crane Over

Excavator Pulls Crane Over 7-10-2014 1-58-49 PM

 Alberta, Canada A Rough Terrain crane overturned at the end of May on an oil sands project north of Fort McMurray Alberta, Canada, while carrying out a tandem lift with an excavator. The crane a Grove RT875E was lifting a piling casing and was in the process of lowering it Read More

Boom Truck Shock

Boom Truck Shock7-10-2014 2-13-00 PM

Halifax, Nova Scotia A man was injured on Thursday after the boom truck he was operating touched overhead power lines in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over 3,000 homes and businesses were left without power for several hours. The man, 48, was conscious when the emergency services arrived, but was rushed to Read More

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