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Flats Evacuated After Crane Collapse

12/23/11
Tower Crane Collapse in Essex 2011

Essex (United Kingdom) The drama unfolded in Allard Way, Saffron Walden, in Essex, just before 4.30pm. Residents were evacuated by the police to a rest centre, which the local authority has set up in a nearby sports centre. Fire crews also helped with the evacuation and provided emergency lighting. Chris Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Five in China

10/10/11
The crane the following day alongside the 5MW power unit/nacelle

Lanzhou, China Five people have died and one was injured last night when a crane collapsed in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Few details of the incident are available but according to reports the accident occurred late last night at a wind power equipment company in Jiuquan. The boom of the Read More

Crane Boom Topples Into Channel

08/11/11
Crane Boom Topples Into Channel - Bridgton Naples 2011

Bridgton, Maine NAPLES – Roger Jenkins’ traditional, family boating experience included one of those “close call” moments. Everyone was thankful that the boat was 120-feet away when it happened. Everyone was glad that the boat was not directly under the falling boom of a construction crane. On Tuesday morning, when Read More

Wind Farm Accident

07/23/11
Wind Farm Crane Accident South America 2011

South America We have been alerted to a tragic crane accident on a wind farm in South America, almost certainly in Brazil. The accident, which we have been told occurred last wednesday, involves a 1,200 tonne Liebherr LTM11200-9.1. which was lifting a full blade and rotor assembly into place when Read More

Workers Injured in Kanagawa Crane Accident

05/10/11
Boom Buckles & Injures Two in Japan 2011

Yokohama, Japan Two workers at a company in Kanagawa Prefecture were injured when the 60-meter-long arm of a crane on the premises broke and fell, police said. The accident occurred on the grounds of adhesive manufacturer ThreeBond Polymer Co. in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, at about 8:30 a.m. on May 10. Read More

Loader Accident in Austria

03/9/11
Russian Crane Accident Aftermath 2011

Amstetten, Austria The boom and jib of a loader crane literally snapped off as it was lifting a pallet of old roof tiles from the side of a house in Amstetten, Lower Austria. The broken part of the boom along with its jib/upper boom fell onto a scaffold that ran along Read More

Port of New Orleans Crane will be out of Commission for Four Months After Weekend Accident

11/10/10

New Orleans, Louisiana A container crane owned by the Port of New Orleans is expected to be out of commission for four months as repairs are made after the boom of the crane hit a ship docked at the Napoleon Avenue wharf on Sunday, officials told members of the port’s Dock Read More

Tower Crane Buckles Under Heavy Winds

10/22/10
Ming Pao Tower Crane Collapse 2010

Ming Pao, China Giant scales collapsed under strong winds Ming Pao Tsing Yi site one commonly known as “picks scale giant scales yesterday morning in strong winds suddenly back broken collapsed and crashed into the indoor workers near misses, self-driving scales crawl to safety under the foundation, land on the Read More

Construction Worker Continues to Recover After Fort Myers Site Accident

06/30/10

Fort Myers, Florida A Posen Construction employee continues to recover in Lee Memorial Hospital after a crane fell on him Monday afternoon. The crane boom toppled at about 2 p.m. on Tom Maines, 58, according to a report from the Fort Myers Police Department. Crews were working on the boom Read More

Crane Boom Folds in Jubail

05/4/10
Jubail

Jubail, Saudi Arabia The boom of a telescopic truck crane collapsed yesterday while erecting an electricity pylon in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The crane, a four axle Tadano truck crane was rigged with full boom, and fully extended swingaway extension. The crane had been erecting a pylon The crane was rigged Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Work Site Acccident

04/21/10

Rocky Mount, North Carolina A construction worker was killed Tuesday after falling to his death during an on-site accident, Rocky Mount police said. Authorities reported that the victim, Dereick Hartsoe, 28, was operating a boom crane at a work site at the intersection of Canopy Drive and Fenner Road. The Read More

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