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Crane Drops Steel Load at Royal Adelaide Hospital Construction Site

Crane Drops Steel Load 6-19-2014 2-58-28 PM

Adelaide, Australia Work again has stopped on the Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site after another incident involving cranes. The building consortium says a load being lifted from level four dislodged from a sling and some steel purlins fell several meters. It says no-one was injured and SafeWork SA now is Read More

Crane Accident at Fluor-ICA Fabrication Yard in Mexico Kills Seven Workers


Veracruz, Mexico A June 11 crane collapse caused a man-basket with eight workers to fall 40 meters (130 ft) to the ground, killing seven of them, at a fabrication yard in Mexico owned by a joint venture of Fluor Corp. and Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V., the two firms confirmed Read More

Big Articulated Crane Overturn

Articulated Crane Overturn 6-19-2014 3-26-13 PM

 Dietikon, Switzerland A larger articulated crane overturned this morning in Dietikon, near Zurich in Switzerland after an outrigger gave way. It looks as though the ground might have shifted and caused the outrigger beam to give way at the point where it supports the jack, causing the overturn.     Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

Fatal Tower Crane Incident 6-12-2014 1-46-24 PM

Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland One man is dead and another seriously injured after a tower crane overturned in the town of Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland yesterday. The two men were trying to fix a problem with the crane and were both in the cab when it went over late last night. The crane, a Read More

Worker Dead after Crane Collapse in Hallandale Beach

Hallandale Beach Fatality 6-12-2014 1-18-06 PM

Hallandale Beach, Florida A construction worker died when a crane toppled Thursday morning in the Golden Isles area of  Hallandale Beach, officials said. Authorities were notified of the incident at 466 Alamanda Drive about 9:40 a.m., said Hallandale Beach Police Capt. Sonia Quinones. The Overturned Crane According to Quinones, investigators Read More

Virginia Utility Worker Shocked

Virginia Utilitly Worker Shocked 6-19-2014 8-22-29 AM

 Ivy, Virginia A utility contractor employee suffered serious burns on Tuesday after he and the work platform he was using touched a live overhead power line in Ivy, Virginia. The emergency services rescued him with a fire ladder, once they had cut the power supply to the area and made Read More

Crane Accident Closes Hwy 276 in Haywood County

Carolina 6-12-2014 12-55-31 PM3

Haywood, North Carolina Highway 276 in Haywood County was shut down after a crane accident on Monday afternoon. Fire officials with the Caruso Fire Department said a 60-ton crane from Superior Cranes went down an embankment after taking out 200 feet of guardrail. The crane went down the embankment. Firefighters Read More

Two Shocked in Trailer Lift

Two Shocked Miami Florida 6-6-2014 1-14-10 PM

Miami Beach Two men working from a trailer lift in Miami Beach, Florida were badly shocked yesterday when they came into contact with an overhead power line. It is not sure if the two inadvertently touched the power line as they worked on repair work to the apartment building, or Read More

Crane Lands on New Funeral Home

Crane Lands on Funural Home 6-6-2014 12-57-00 PM

West Fargo, North Dakota A construction crane tipped onto a funeral home under construction here on Wednesday. The crane crushed part of the west side of the building but no one was injured when it fell, according to reports. The incident was reported late Wednesday morning. Truck Utilities said that the Read More

Crane Operator was in Cab when it Toppled into the Bay

Newak Bay Accident 6-12-2014 11-13-45 AM

Newark, New Jersey The operator of the crane that toppled into Newark Bay this morning has been confirmed dead, a city fire official said. Authorities have not yet publicly identified the man, whose body was pulled from the submerged crane cab this afternoon, the official, Capt. John Brown, said. Sheriff’s Read More

Two Shocked

Two Shocked 6-4-2014 2-32-56 PM

Sarasota, Florida Two men working in a utility bucket truck/platform were shocked and burnt yesterday in Sarasota, Florida after they came into contact with overhead power lines. The two men, one 31, the other 46, are Florida Power and Light employees were working on one set of power lines but Read More

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