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Crane Counterweights Fall & Crush Worker

09/27/12

Germany On Wednesday afternoon on a site on Doktor Hans Bunte Street in Wunsiedl, Bavaria, a construction worker died in a crush accident during the erecting of a crane. He was standing on the rear of a lorry when heavy concrete sections being used as a counterweight on the crane Read More

Falling Boom Section Injures One

09/1/12
boom falls salem

Salem, Massachusetts A construction worker was injured by falling lattice boom section on Saturday. Workers were loading the boom section onto a trailer when it is said to have rolled off and injured the man. He was conscious, alert and talking when emergency services arrived, they took him to hospital Read More

3 Dead in Crane Collapse in NW China

08/11/12

Lanzhou, China Three workers were killed after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Northwest China’s Gansu province on Saturday, local authorities said. The accident happened at 10:45 am, when workers were dismantling a tower crane in a residential community in the city of Linxia, according to the provincial Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse at UTD

07/7/12
Fatal Crane Collapse UTD 2012

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) November 26, 2012 Update – OSHA Cites & Fines Harrison Hoist July 11, 2012 – UTD Students Hold Vigil for Crane Victims Terry Weaver, Age 50 Thomas  Fairbrother, Jr., 58 A crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas killed two construction workers on Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

02/24/12
Lattice Crawler Crane Crushes Man 2012

Whitby, Canada A crane operator died yesterday in Whitby, Canada, after the boom of his crane came down on him. According to local news reports the man, David Gallagher, 30, worked with Galcon Marine, the owner the crane. The family company has a number of lattice crawler cranes, mostly Koehring Read More

Man Killed in Whitby Crane Accident was Looking Forward to First Child

02/23/12

Whitby, Canada Inside his Barrie home, David Gallagher lined his office wall-to-wall with images of tugs and barges and swiveling cranes, incessant reminders of a life devoted — in work and play — to marine construction. So when he died in a sudden construction accident last week, Gallagher, who was Read More

Lax Attitude to Maintenance

02/2/12

England An accident in which a 13Kg counterweight fell from a height of 4 metres on to a man’s foot and fractured it revealed a laxity in maintenance of the cranes being used at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. The incident last March at Drax Power Ltd also implicated Read More

Crane Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

10/31/11
Crawler Crane Assembly Goes Wrong Japan 2011

Japan Two men were injured on Saturday at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, while assembling a crawler crane. The men were installing the crane’s back mast using another crawler crane, The support crane was lifting the back mast vertically in order to place it into its pivot points Read More

Five Die in Bangalore Tower Crane Accident

07/1/11
5 Die in Tower Crane Accident India 2011

Bangalore, India Five tower crane erectors in Bangalore, India died yesterday after the climbing platform/frame they were using gave way and fell around 50 metres to the ground. Reports from the scene are sketchy, some say the five were on the top of the crane to replace a motor, however Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Seven at Vietnam Port

04/17/11

Vietnam A crane being erected at a port in northern Vietnam collapsed on Tuesday, killing seven workers, a state-run newspaper reported. Two workers died instantly during the collapse at Cai Lan port in Quang Ninh province and six were badly injured, the Defence Ministry-run Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) Read More

Worker Killed in Jacksonville Crane Accident

01/24/11

Jacksonville, Florida A 58-year-old St. Augustine man died in a construction accident while working at the Jacksonville Port Authority on Saturday, January 23 when a portable industrial crane collapsed around noon, killing the man. The crane had been brought in so workers could dismantle an old container crane on the Read More

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