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Crane Snaps in Atlanta While Removing Macy’s Great Tree

01/2/13
Christmas Tree Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia A crane taking down the Macy’s Great Tree atop Lenox Square snapped in the process Wednesday morning. WSB-TV’s Carol Sbarge went to the Buckhead mall, where the Christmas tree was partially hanging off the edge of the Macy’s roof around 9 a.m. Atlanta firefighters were at the scene. Lenox Read More

NYC Tower Crane Secured

11/5/12
Tower Crane in NYC Secured

New York Original Story The luffing jib tower crane that was damaged in last week’s Storms has now been secured. The salvage team used a hand crank to slew the superstructure through 180 degrees so that the jib, which was pulled over the rear of the crane, faces the building. Read More

One57’s Crane Problem (More Photos)

11/2/12
tower crane high gusts manhattan new york

New York Read the Original Story It has attracted billionaire buyers and plenty of media buzz, but this kind of attention the developers of One57, New York’s soon-to-be tallest residential building, certainly don’t want. All eyes are on the scaffolded high-rise as a crane hangs precipitously from its 90th floor. Read More

Crane Boom Collapse in Malta

10/29/12
Boom Collapses Lifting Concrete Slab

Valetta, Malta An investigation is being conducted after a crane boom collapsed whilst lifting  concrete at City Gate, Valletta. The Infrastructure Ministry said the accident happened around 10:45 this morning and the cause is not yet known. No injury or damage was caused as a consequence of the accident apart Read More

Crane Dangles from NYC High-rise

10/29/12
tower crane high gusts manhattan new york

Manhattan, New York 11/4/2012 Update – Tower Crane Secured 11/2/2012 Update – What to do with the Tower Crane? A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors to climb to the top Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Thailand

08/14/12
Tower Crane Boom Buckles in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand Two construction workers were seriously injured and another knocked unconscious when a tower collapsed on a building site in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. The crane’s tower appears to have pulled out its anchors, throwing clouds of debris and some steel parts into the street and onto nearby houses. Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Chennai

08/13/12
Crane Accident Chennai India

Channai, India 8/14/2012 Update – Human Error to Blame There has been another fatal crane incident on one of India’s major metro projects in Chennai last Wednesday night. A crawler crane, a 75 tonne Tata TFC 280, was lifting 25 tonnes of reinforcing bar when the boom buckled, dropping the Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collapse in Glasgow

06/20/12
crane collapse glasgow 2012

Glasgow, Scotland One man is dead and another seriously injured after the boom of a truck mounted lift buckled in Glasgow Scotland. Details of what happened are sketchy, as it occurred less than two hours ago, but we understand that the two were working from a 43 metre Bizzochi lift Read More

Crane Boom Buckles in Norway

05/9/12
Crane Boom Buckles Norway 2012

Norway A 100 tonne crane boom buckled while lifting bridge beams in Northern Norway earlier this week. The crane, owned by Vest Kran, was working from a massive barge, installing a new bridge in Vikan, near Bodø when the incident occurred. No one was injured. According to the plant manager Read More

Inmates Moved After Jail Crane Collapse

02/10/12
Crane Collapse into Jail - Grand Rapids, MI 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) For the workers who were inside the Kent County Jail when the 250-foot-high crane collapsed, there were some terrifying moments. 24 Hour News 8 spoke to a worker who was directing the crane from the ground when it came tumbling down. “It was pretty scary. Shaky,” said Read More

Crane Collapse on Galician Site

02/7/12

A Galician crane operator was killed yesterday when his crane boom collapsed on him during the unloading of concrete sections at a site on the Sete Pias industrial estate in Cambados.

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