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2 Killed, 3 Injured in Crane Collapse in E China


Jinan, China Two people were killed and three injured when a truck crane collapsed at the intersection of two roads in east China’s Shandong Province Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at around 1:52 pm when workers were assembling the crane at the intersection of Jinsi and Yimeng roads in Linyi Read More

Tele Crawler Tips

Counterweight Install Tips Crane Connecticut 2010

Connecticut A telescopic crawler crane has tipped over this morning in Connecticut while installing its counterweights. The crane a brand new Mantis/Tadano -either a 77 or 100 ton capacity unit, was setting up by the side of the road in Niantic, East Lyme and appears to have been lifting one Read More

High School Girl Crushed to Death by Falling Wall at Demolition Site

Crane Causes Metal Wall to Crush Girl Japan 2010

Gifu, Japan A high school girl was crushed to death here after the wall of a metal processing factory she was passing on her way home from school collapsed on top of her. The exterior wall of the metal processing factory, owned by Kanzen Co., collapsed on the road running Read More

Kay Lim Construction Ordered to Stop Work After Crane Accident

Tower Crane Dismantling Turn Fatal Singapore 2010

Singapore The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has ordered Kay Lim Construction to stop work at the site where a crane accident killed one worker and injured three others on Wednesday evening. The ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health Division responded immediately to the crane incident at the construction worksite in Punggol Read More

Singapore Loses Tower Crane During Dismantle

Singapore Loses Tower Crane During Dismantle

Singapore A tower crane collapsed today killing one 32 year old worker and injuring three others. The crane was being dismantled at the time. The story describes the collapse of the boom. The included picture shows a turntable that separated from the mast. You can see the pin holes with Read More

Manitowoc Crane Investigating Fatal Accident


Shady Grove, Pennsylvania Manitowoc Crane Group is investigating the cause of a Jan. 4 accident that led to the death of a Chambersburg, Pa., man, a company official said Tuesday. Jeffrey Cowan, 41, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a fall at Manitowoc Crane Group in Shady Grove. The company Read More

Swiss Crane Dismantle Finds Stabilty Limit

Crane Dismantle Accident Switzerland 2009

Basel, Switzerland A Wolff tower crane jib, apparently being dismantled, was dropped due to stability problems with the mobile crane. The Tower crane jib will be a total loss, as well as the mobile crane boom and luffing jib. One woman was injured. It sounds as if she was in Read More

Worker Dies in Accident at Mine Site


Hazard, Kentucky State officials say a crane accident at a mining site in southeastern Kentucky has fatally wounded a worker. A state official says the worker was struck by a crane arm at around 6 p.m. EST Monday at a site owned by Perry County Coal Corp. Ricki Gardenhire, a Read More

2 Vici Men Die After Oil Rig Accident Involving Crane


Elk City, Oklahoma An oil rig accident involving a crane has killed two Vici men who worked for an Oklahoma City-based company. Kathy Willingham, the human resources director for Cactus Drilling Co., says Randy Baumann died at the scene of the accident in Elk City about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read More

Worker Injured in Faneuil Hall Crane Collapse

Crane Collapse Boston Massachusetts 2009

Boston, Massachusetts A crane collapsed in Faneuil Hall Thursday morning injuring one worker. Two men were working to dismantle the crane at the corner of Congress and Clinton Streets when it collapsed. One of the men was thrown from the crane. “Scary, because like I said, you saw one many Read More

Dead Man Struck by Crane, Pinned by Building


Australia A MAN has been killed at an army training facility in north Queensland after he was struck by the arm of a crane. Police said the 47-year-old was working at the field training area in Hervey Range Road at High Range near Townsville when the accident occurred about 1.45pm Read More

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