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2014 Archive

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Crane Drops AC Unit

07/16/14
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

07/16/14
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

07/14/14
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

07/11/14
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

07/9/14
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

07/9/14

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

07/9/14
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

07/9/14
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

07/7/14
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

Fatal Fall for Window Cleaner

07/4/14
Fatal Fall for Window Cleaner7-10-2014 2-54-24 PM

Manhattan, New York A window cleaner fell to his death in midtown Manhattan yesterday, after he had climbed out of the boom lift he was using onto a ledge. Police would not confirm how far he fell, but the first ledge is around nine or 10 meters high. The man, Read More

Self-Erector Goes Over

07/4/14
Self Erector Goes Over 7-10-2014 2-40-06 PM

Geldern, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday flattening a van and narrowly missing a passing car in the German town of Geldern, north east of Duisburg. Amazingly no one was injured in the incident, the operator- using a remote controller – was some distance from the crane and the Read More

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