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Crane Counterweights Fall & Crush Worker

09/27/12

Germany On Wednesday afternoon on a site on Doktor Hans Bunte Street in Wunsiedl, Bavaria, a construction worker died in a crush accident during the erecting of a crane. He was standing on the rear of a lorry when heavy concrete sections being used as a counterweight on the crane Read More

Crane in Germany Slips Off Road

07/23/12
Crane Accident Germany 2012

Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, Germany An eight axle All Terrain crane overturned last week on a wind farm in Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The crane, a Liebherr owned and operated by crane and heavy transport company Regel, was rigged with counterweight, jib and Y-Guy suspension system. It slipped off the road while Read More

Crane Comes Down in KL

02/10/12
Tower Crane Falls Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A tower crane fell 35 stories after a counterweight fell off. Residents in Jalan Ampang here had an afternoon jolt first by the thunderous sound of a crash and then when they realised that a crane had tumbled 35 floors to the ground. The crane destroyed three Read More

Lax Attitude to Maintenance

02/2/12

England An accident in which a 13Kg counterweight fell from a height of 4 metres on to a man’s foot and fractured it revealed a laxity in maintenance of the cranes being used at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. The incident last March at Drax Power Ltd also implicated Read More

Tele Crawler Tips

10/18/10
Counterweight Install Tips Crane Connecticut 2010

Connecticut A telescopic crawler crane has tipped over this morning in Connecticut while installing its counterweights. The crane a brand new Mantis/Tadano -either a 77 or 100 ton capacity unit, was setting up by the side of the road in Niantic, East Lyme and appears to have been lifting one Read More

Mobile Crane Tips in Mississippi

09/28/10
Mobile Crane Tips Pascagoula Mississippi 2010

Pascagoula, Mississippi A 240 ton All Terrain crane went over late last week at a Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, due to a lack of communication and full walk around daily inspection.The initial reports state that the crane’s outriggers had been retracted on the left hand side of the crane Read More

Construction Worker Catapulted from Crane

04/23/10

Melbourne, Australia A man is lucky to be alive after he was catapulted out of the cabin of a crane on a Melbourne construction site. The man was working on a shopping complex in Springvale when a counterbalance fell off the crane. The man was left dangling by his safety Read More

Falling Crane Piece Suspected in Death at Motiva

04/19/10

Port Arthur, Texas Victim Later Named The employee who was killed Monday at the Motiva Enterprises crude expansion project worked for Becon Construction Co., a subsidiary of Bechtel Corp., said Verna Rutherford, spokeswoman for Motiva. The fatality occurred about 8:30 a.m. at the expansion project under way within the Motiva Port Arthur refinery. Rutherford Read More

200ft Crane Falls on Flats in Liverpool

07/6/09
Liverpool Tower Crane Collapse July 2009

Liverpool, UK 5/12/2012 Update: Contractors Found Guilty 04/16/2012 Update: Construction Firms in Court Dozens of terrified residents at a swanky apartment block became trapped in their homes after a 200ft crane came crashing over on the roof. The 50 tonne ‘Wolfe’ crane, smashed into the Chandlers Wharf apartments in Liverpool Read More

Worker Falls Off Crane, Dies During Film Shooting

10/11/08

India  A contract employee fell off a crane and died during the shooting of a Telugu film at Ramoji Film City (RFC) on Friday morning. According to police, when some junior artists unwittingly removed a load of weight kept at the base of the crane to support it, the crane Read More

Worker Hurt by Falling Crane Counterweight

08/19/08

Uniontown, Pennsylvania More information lost due to broken links.

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