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Fatal Crane Incident in Melbourne


One man has died and two are injured, one very seriously, after a tower crane dropped a fully loaded 53 cubic feet skip of concrete onto the men, who were working in the pour area below. The incident occurred on the site for a new 12 story apartment block on Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Bahrain

Bahrain Crane Accident

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile lattice boom crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. The cause has initially been blamed on the failure of one or more hooks on the set of lifting chains being used. The man, Mohammed Ferdous Islam, 29, from Read More

Concrete Slab Strikes & Kills Worker in Austria


Attnang-Puchheim, Austria At a construction site  in Attnang-Puchheim in Upper Austria on Wednesday morning a fatal accident claimed the life of a 23-year old worker who was struck by a 400Kg concrete beam which slipped as it was being lifted and moved by crane.

Crush Accidents in Etten-Leur and Heeze


Ettern-Leur, Netherlands On Tuesday a worker died in a crush accident at commercial premises on Puuvreweg in Etten-Leur when he became pinned inside a shipping container as a machine was being placed inside by a forklift truck. On Tuesday afternoon at a cement works on Industrieweg in Heeze a 44-year Read More

Crane Boom Collapse in Malta

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 Accident Occurred Prior to Florida Garage Collapse

Crane Accident Miami Florida Parking Garage

Miami, Florida The CEO of the construction firm responsible for a five-story garage that partially collapsed Wednesday said a crane had bumped a column inside the structure earlier this week. However, Ajax Building Corp. CEO Bill Byrne said at a press conference Friday morning that while the crane sustained damage, Read More

Crane Falls at Metro Site, Contractor Simplex to be Fined


India Simplex Tower Crane Accident in September 2010 Simplex Crane Accident in August 2010 Leaves One Dead After five accidents, including one death, the MMRDA has decided to come down heavily on contractor Simplex Infrastructure for negligence. After two accidents in the past on the Lalbaug flyover, which was constructed by Read More

Crawler Crane Overturns in NZ

Crawler Crane Overturns New Zealand March 2012

A small crawler crane has overturned while working on the demolition of earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday. The crane, a 50 to 60 tonne lattice crawler was removing concrete panels from the façade of a building in the city’s red zone when it lost stability and Read More

Crane Collapse on Galician Site


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.

Worker Dies in Karratha Crane Accident


A major union says the death of a 43-year-old crane operator and rigger at Karratha in Western Australia’s Pilbara region underlines the need for union access to worksites. Worksafe WA inspectors were sent to the Pelago West apartment block construction site where it’s believed the man was crushed by a 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

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