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700-Tonne Gantry Crane Collapses

Gantry Crane Support Beam Collapses 2012

A massive 700-tonne horizontal gantry crane collapsed off of one of its support legs this morning on the new $3.3 billion Port Mann Bridge construction project, dropping a 90-tonne section of the bridge deck into the Fraser River below. At the time of the accident, the distinctive yellow gantry crane Read More

Crash of a Crane in Kiev

Huge Bridge Construction Crane Collapses Ukraine 2011

Ukraine Huge crane collapses in a bridge construction project in Russia. The biggest crane that was used in construction of Podolsky bridge crashed down. Several boats were destroyed. 8 people were working on the crane at the time of the accident. 5 of them were able to save on their Read More

Crane Falls Off Butler Co. Bridge; Operator Survives


The accident happened Monday along Mushroom Farm Road in Winfield Township. The crane fell about 95 feet off a bridge, partially trapping the operator, according to Channel 11 News reporter Amy Marcinkiewicz. The victim was alert and talking to rescuers as they strapped him to a basket and carried him Read More

2nd Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project

Knoxville, Tennessee An investigation continues into the death of a construction worker at the Henley Bridge project Tuesday, which marked the second on-the-job fatality at the site since work began in January. The worker was struck in the head by a piece of concrete that came loose from a support beam while Read More

Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project (2)

Knoxville, Tennessee Tosha levied $16,750 in various penalties against Britton Bridge LLC following the work-site death of a project foreman on Jan. 25. John Womac, 33, of Charleston, Tenn., died after being struck in the head by the bucket and arm of a track hoe on the south side of Read More

One Killed, Three Injured

Crane Brings Down Foot Bridge Killing 1 Helsinki 2010

Helsinki “A massive bang. Fragments were flying all over the place. Suddenly there was no more bridge,” says Sille Abner. She was driving on the opposite lane when a steel pedestrian bridge collapsed in Laajasalo in the east of Helsinki soon after three PM on Monday. One motorist was killed and Read More

Two Survive Telehandler Plunge

Two Men Escape Deadly Crane Fall Off Bridge Oklahoma 2010

Tulsa, Oklahoma Two men managed to escape serious injury yesterday after the telehandler they were using fell more than seven metres from a bridge in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two, who are employed by the Manhattan Road and Bridges Company were reportedly moving scaffold on a bridge project on Interstate 244 Read More

Crane Accident Blocks I-15


Idaho A portion of Interstate 15 was blocked off to one lane Monday after a crane broke off into the highway. The crane was being carried on a flat bed trailer southbound on I-15 and rammed into the Highway 20 overpass in Idaho Falls. The Idaho State Police investigator says Read More

Crane in the Drink

Crane in the Drink Canada 2010

Canada A lattice boomed crawler crane ended up in a Canadian Lake on Saturday after the bridge it was crossing collapsed. The crane was working on an upgrade to the causeway over Buffalo Pound Lake, north of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, Canada. The operator felt the crane begin to go Read More

4 Hurt in West Tennessee Crane Accident


Huntingdon, Tennessee A crane accident Tuesday afternoon at a bridge repair project left four men injured, officials said. It was not clear what happened at the site just off State Route 424, about three miles east of U.S. 70 between Cedar Grove and Clarksburg. The four were taken to three Read More

Crane Falls off a Bridge in Flower Mound

Crane Falls Off Bridge Flower Main Texas 2010

Flower Mound, Texas A crane fell off a bridge under construction in Flower Mound on Friday. It happened around 10 a.m. on Spinks Road, east of Garden Ridge and west of Duncan Road. No one was hurt. The crane operator was inside the cab when the accident happened.

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