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Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse

02/1/13

Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

1 Injured in Crane Accident in Nebraska

01/29/13
Crane Collapse in Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska One person was hospitalized following a crane accident south of Bellevue on Tuesday morning. Authorities were called to the work site of the Highway 34 bridge project over the Missouri River just east of La Platte Road around 9:30 a.m. Initial reports indicate that two people were on Read More

Tower Crane Rescues Injured Man

11/12/12
Tower Crane Rescue

Birmingham, UK An injured man was recovered by tower crane yesterday reportedly following the overturn of a work platform. The incident occurred at the Frankley Waterworks near Birmingham in the UK, as two men were about to start pouring concrete for a new water tank. Unconfirmed reports then claim that Read More

Aerial Stokes Basket Rescue of Ill Crane Operator

10/25/12

Luxembourg Fire crews in Mondercange undertook a demanding rescue task yesterday at a site on rue Limpach to rescue a crane operator who became unwell in his cab. He had to be rescued from a height of 30 metres, beyond the range of their ladders, thus a rescue involving a Read More

Window Cleaners Saved

10/9/12
window cleaners saved

Abu Dhabi, UAE Two window cleaners had to be rescued after the motor failed on a suspended scaffold which was working on the 15th floor of a building in Abu Dhabi on Monday evening. Local police and the Civil Defence were able to bring the men down with the use Read More

Large Terrain Crane Flips in Malaysia

09/30/12
Terrain Crane Overturns in Malaysia

Johor Baru, Malaysia A large All Terrain crane overturned on Saturday on a ‘brownfield’ construction site in Johor Baru in southern Malaysia. The operator, said to be in his 30s, was trapped his cab, but was rescued within minutes and was only slightly injured. He has been lifting an excavator Read More

Crane Hangs Off Dam in Hokkaido

09/25/12
crane hangs off dam in japan

Hokkaido, Japan A mobile crane overturned yesterday on the top of Toppu Dam in Hokkaido, Northern Japan and hung over the edge of the dam with the operator trapped inside the upside down cab. The operator, Yoshikazu Kume, 55, was rescued after three hours and was apparently unharmed. The crane Read More

Bus Driver Saves from Power Line Accident

08/20/12
Crane Crash Involving Power Lines

Toronto, Canada A quick-thinking TTC driver drew praise for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus Monday after a crane collapsed on Kipling Avenue, trapping the vehicle under a fallen hydro pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires. Toronto Hydro worked for an hour and a half to secure Read More

2 Men Rescued After Crane Cabs Collide at Port Elizabeth

06/29/12
Cabs Collide at Port Elizabeth New Jersey

Elizabeth, New Jersey Two men are safe on the ground after their cargo crane cabs collided 50 feet above a container ship pier in New Jersey. Port Authority Police spokesman Al Della Fave says the straddle cranes were moving containers at the Maher Terminal at Port Elizabeth when the accident Read More

Harnesses Save Workers Lives

06/20/12
Workers Saved by Harness

Calgary, Canada Two men were saved by their harnesses after one side of a suspended platform collapsed while they were working on a 20 storey building in Calgary, Canada earlier this week. The two were inspecting tiles on the side of the Elveden Centre on 7th Avenue Southwest when it Read More

Miraculously All Survived Crushed Car

05/7/12
Car Smashed by Crane Zhengzhou China 2012

Zhengzhou, China The XCMG Loader Crane flipped landing on a travelling car at the Zhengzhou airport in North Central China. The occupants of the flattened car survived with minor injuries to the driver – The family of four included a two year old.

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