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‘Fatality’ Archive

Fatal Traffic Accident

09/25/18

A mobile crane clipped a vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of a highway in Melbourne, Australia. The incident occurred September 20, 2018 on the M80 Western ring road, when a truck pulled over onto the hard shoulder and the two occupants got out to check the load. A five Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Melbourne

09/19/18

One man has died and two are injured, one very seriously, after a tower crane dropped a fully loaded 53 cubic feet skip of concrete onto the men, who were working in the pour area below. The incident occurred on the site for a new 12 story apartment block on Read More

Crane Operator Fatality

09/5/18

A tower crane operator was discovered on August 23 on a site in Vienna, Austria, a day after he had collapsed. It seems that the man – a Hungarian national aged 62, had collapsed the day before some 40 meters above the ground, either in his cab, or more likely Read More

Fatal Crane Incident

08/21/18

A brand new 1,250 ton Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The boom, jib and derrick mast collapsed sideways striking a number of buildings and vehicles in the vicinity. A man working in the immediate Read More

Fatal Crawler Crane Overturn

08/2/18

A crawler crane operator has died in an incident at a wind farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa over the weekend. Blattner Energy, which is currently installing turbines for MidAmerican Energy at the North English wind farm in Poweshiek County– has confirmed that a crane operator died as a result of Read More

Tree Worker Fatality

07/6/18

A man who fell from a tree while removing it from the backyard of home in Rowley, Massachusetts – North West of Boston – on Thursday, June 30, has died. The man, David Bova, 34, of Meyer Tree Service was around 17 meters up working in conjunction with a crane Read More

Fatal Crane Incident

06/4/18

A man working on a job site in Ermatingen – Thurgau, north east of Zurich, Switzerland died yesterday after he was hit in the head by a falling tower crane jib. The man, 56, was working on the residential building site, when the jib of a self-erecting tower crane dropped Read More

Fatal Fall

05/30/18

A man died earlier today after falling during the placement of beams on Sound Transit’s East Link light rail extension project from Bellevue to Redmond in Washington state. The local emergency services said that the man fell around 10 metres from a bridge support column, as it was being prepared Read More