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Construction Worker Killed in Crane Collapse on Butte des Morts Bridge

Fatal Crane Collapse 2012

Oshkosh, Wisconsin More Photos Added A construction worker from Green Bay was killed and a crane operator seriously injured when a crane lifting a 52-ton concrete girder onto the Butte des Morts bridge collapsed Thursday morning. It was the second death of a construction worker on the U.S. Highway 41 Read More

Lack of Harness Proves Fatal


Singapore A man was thrown to his death after the vehicle mounted aerial work platform he was working from struck a bridge on Cantonment road, Singapore on Friday. Nazrul Ali, 29, was working at a fixed height hanging banners from street lamp posts whilst the lift was driven from post Read More

Too Low for Lift

Lift Smashes Overpass

New South Wales, Australia A truck mounted utility platform rammed a bridge in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, earlier this morning, ripping it from its chassis. The driver appears to have stowed the lift correctly, but simply under estimated the height of the bridge or was unaware that his platform, Read More

Mobile Crane Accident in Sydney

Mobile Crane Smashes Car Anzac Bridge Sydney Australia 2012

Sydney, Australia An accident involving several cars and a crane on a citybound lane of the Anzac Bridge caused significant delays this morning, the NSW Transport Management Centre says. All citybound lanes were closed after the crash about 8.30am, a spokesman said. Video footage showed the boom of the crane Read More

Bridgewater Crane Operator Falls Into Beaver River


Bridgewater, Pennsylvania A man was shocked and burned by powerful current from high-voltage lines that pass over a construction site where a bridge will be built over the Beaver River. Century Steel Erectors construction manager Rubbie Greenewalde said the iron worker was standing on a barge on the river and Read More

Crane Boom Buckles in Norway

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

Auckland Motorway Reopened After Crash


New Zealand A section of Auckland’s Northwestern motorway has reopened after a bridge was hit by the boom of a crane being transported on a truck. Two city-bound lanes of the motorway were closed for about two-and-a-half hours after the crash at the Royal Road overbridge early this afternoon. NZTA Read More

Bridge Bashing with a Boom Lift

Crane Smashes Into Bridge Rhode Island 2012

Lincoln, Rhode Island The boom of a self-propelled lift being transported on a flat-bed truck struck a bridge in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Friday, causing the superstructure to shear off and fall onto a passing pick-up truck. The lift was travelling on route 146 and struck the I-295 overpass when Read More

Another Bridge Bashing


New South Wales, Australia A crane collided with the Newcastle link road bridge in New South Wales, Australia earlier this morning. The crane, a 20 tonne Franna pick & carry unit, belongs to Glendenning-based crane rental company Borger Cranes. It was travelling down the F3 highway when its boom struck Read More

Fatal Crane Accident in Osaka Japan

Rough Terrain Crane Falls Osaka Japan March 2012

Osaka, Japan A Rough Terrain crane fell into a river from a temporary bridge in Osaka, Japan, killing the operator yesterday. The 25 tonne crane ended up in the Yodogawa River in Fukushima Ward, Osaka, on Wednesday morning. Police said that the crane had slipped over the edge of the Read More

Tugboat Pulls Crane Into Brooklyn Bridge

Tugboat Pulls Crane Into Brooklyn Bridge Scaffolding March 13, 2012

New York, New York A crane being towed on a barge has struck scaffolding attached to the underside of New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge. The Fire Department of New York says there are no reports of injuries in Tuesday night’s accident. Officials say there doesn’t appear to be any structural Read More

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