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Near Miss as Crane Drops

07/2/14
Near Miss 7-10-2014 1-01-23 PM

Russia A man walking down a street had a near miss when a falling crane boom/tower missed him by millimeters in a Russian video. The incident was caught on camera by the dashcam of a passing bus and shows clearly what happened. We do not see what caused the crane Read More

Crane Tips

07/1/14
Crahe Tips 7-10-2014 1-23-25 PM

Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, Germany A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt, thankfully no one was injured. The crane, a Tadano Faun ATF80-4 owned by Meister Kran, was working on the construction of a new supermarket and was placing roofing panels at the Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Fall

06/28/14

Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, Austria A mechanic fell to his death last night while working on a tower crane in Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, between Graz and Vienna, Austria. The man, 26, and an electrician had completed his job and was climbing down the tower when he slipped or something happened, causing him to fall 16 Read More

More Power Line Incidents

06/27/14
More Power Line Incidents7-10-2014 1-49-35 PM

Carleton,Michigan and Orlando Florida A linesman was electrocuted in Carleton,Michigan, southwest of Detroit, after he contacted a high tension power line while working from an aerial work platform. George W. Ward, 54, had been a journeyman linesman for Detroit based DTE for seven years, when on June 14th he was Read More

Crane Operator Among 5 Injured in Collapse at VT Halter Marine

06/26/14
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Pascagoula, Mississippi Officials say several cranes were being used to move a section of a boat being built at the facility when two of the cranes collapsed. “I don’t go to work until 4:30, so I was coming by to see what was going on. And when I pulled up, the Read More

Crane Tips Over During Hollywood Condominium Construction

06/23/14
Crane Tips Hllywood Condo Site 6-26-2014 1-19-42 PM

Hollywood, Florida No injuries were reported after a crane tipped over during construction of a condominium building in Hollywood. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Monday as the crane was moving a load.                           Construction continued at the Read More

Two Killed in San Juan Construction Site Accident

06/23/14

San Juan City, Philippines Two persons were killed at a construction site in San Juan City on Monday ( June 23) when metal beams being lifted to the sixth floor of a multi-level parking building fell to the ground. Police identified the victims as Jesus Ignacio, a construction worker of Ardi Read More

30 Year Old Killed by Broken Crane at Construction Site

06/20/14
30 Year Old Kille by Broken Crane 6-26-2014 12-03-17 PM

Richland County, Wisconsin A Kraemer Brothers construction employee working on Ithaca High School was killed, according to a report from the Richland Sheriff’s Department. Christopher Kraemer, 30, was killed just before noon Friday. He was working on the Ithaca High School construction site when he became trapped under a crane. The Richland Read More

Two Workers Killed in Eastern Plains Bucket Lift Accident

06/19/14

Arapahoe County, Colorado Two construction workers died in an accident involving a bucket lift on a truck east of Byers Thursday. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office says details weren’t clear about how the men fell out of the bucket lift.  They were working at the Colorado Motorsports Park at 2050 Read More

Crane Drops Steel Load at Royal Adelaide Hospital Construction Site

06/19/14
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

06/18/14

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

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