Crane Accidents

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July, 2016 Archive

Tower Crane Emergency

07/29/16
hamburg1

Hamburg, Germany The emergency services were called to a tower crane that had started to list in Hamburg, Germany yesterday. The crane operator was lifting a couple of sheets of re-bar on the surprisingly untidy site in the Lokstedt area of the city, when the crane tower shifted. He immediately Read More

Runaway Crane

07/22/16
h germany 1

Heiligenhaus, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane ran away on Tuesday in a street in Heiligenhaus, German – roughly halfway between Dusseldorf and Wuppertal. The crane, a Grove owned by Schares, had arrived in the town early on Tuesday morning to carry out a lift at a local transformer Read More

Crane Comes Down in New York

07/21/16
ny1

New York, New York A large brand new crawler crane dropped its boom across a seven lane bridge yesterday on the new Tappan Zee bridge project in New York. The crane, was working from the deck of the new Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River to the North of Read More

Fatal Crane Fall

07/18/16
florida

Fernandina, Florida An electrician working on a rail mounted container crane at the Port of Fernandina in Florida died yesterday after the crane cab he was working in broke away and fell around 30 metres to the ground. Timothy Dubberly, 58, was an employee of port manager Kinder-Morgan, the details Read More