Crane Accidents

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August, 2016 Archive

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

08/26/16
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Béjaïa, Algeria A tower crane collapsed yesterday in the town of Béjaïa on the north coast of Algeria killing one man and seriously injuring the operator. Two other men received more minor injuries. The local police report says that the crane was 32 meters high and equipped with a 55 Read More

Fire Causes Crane Boom to Drop

08/19/16
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Boyton Beach, Florida A crawler crane caught fire yesterday in Florida and as a result dropped its lattice boom as the boom hoist and cables suffered in the blaze. The incident occurred in Boyton Beach to the north of Boca Raton, no one was injured and the boom came down Read More

Swinging Hook Makes News

08/12/16
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   New York, NY A heavy gust of wind sent the headache ball of a crane into the window of Three World Trade Center in New York yesterday creating a shower of news reports featuring the crane. The incident occurred while one of the luffing jib tower crane, working on Read More