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Crane Accident in Harlem Kills 2


A construction crane collapsed in Harlem this morning killing two people and injuring three. The accident took place at at Lenox Avenue and 112th Street. The scene of the accident is a storage facility for metal plates used in roadwork. The crane was attempting to move one of the plates Read More

Construction Worker Electrocuted When Crane Hits Power Line


Arizona Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to broken link.

Overturning of Crawler Crane in the U.K.


United Kingdom Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to broken link.

Kids Escape School Bus Wreck with 30-ton Crane


Port Charlotte, Florida Six school kids had their guardian angle riding with them Friday morning. Shortly after the students were dropped off at Charlotte Harbor and Peace River Elementary schools, a 30-ton motorized crane smashed into the rear of their school bus. Three of the four adults aboard the bus, Read More

Fallen Crane Slows Traffic Near Larkspur


San Francisco, California A crane being used for seismic retrofitting fell into a hole near Highway 101 in Larkspur, forcing sporadic closures on both sides of the freeway for nearly eight hours. The crane, located at the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard intersection under the highway, pitched forward at 12:24 p.m. Read More

Crane Collapses Onto Roof of Bookstore


Lexington, Kentucky A crane from a construction site fell onto the roof of the Kennedy Bookstore yesterday morning, causing thousands of dollars in damage to the bookstore at 405 South Limestone Street. No one was injured.

Construction Worker Is Killed At Fashion Valley Mall Job


El Cajon, California Cal/OSHA Cites Schuff Steel After Fatal San Diego Crane Accident The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) today issued two citations to Schuff Steel Co., for violations of state workplace safety regulations related to an incident June 4 at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Read More

Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

This crane was passing another vehicle when the road shoulder gave way.

Operator Crushed When Dockside Crane Tips Over


Alaska SUMMARY On May 18, 1995 (9:00 AM ) a 49-year-old, male “trouble-shooter” (victim) died after the crane he was operating became unbalanced and tipped over. The crane fell over a dock “bull rail” and fell 31 feet into an adjacent bay. The victim was assisting a dock construction contractor Read More

Crane Accident Kills Man in Potrero District


San Francisco, California A crane operator who was crushed to death in a freak accident in the Potrero district Wednesday morning was identified yesterday as a 38-year-old Manteca man. According to the coroner’s office, Jose De Lara was fatally crushed by a steel girder at a Pacific Gas and Electric Read More

Man Critically Injured When Crane Falls Onto Highway 163

Mobile Crane Accident - Boom Buckle / Collapse

Mission Valley, California In an accident a witness described as “just too weird,” a crane lifting a metal column in Mission Valley toppled over onto part of state Route 163 yesterday morning, and a Fallbrook motorist was critically injured. Phillip Hepner Reid, 48, suffered head injuries when the crane’s boom came down right in the path Read More

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