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Fatal Crane Collapse in India

10/2/12
fatal crane collapse india

Kasimedu, India An articulated pick & carry crane overturned in Kasimedu, India yesterday crushing a slinger as it removed debris from the harbour. M. Selvamani, 45, died at the scene, while another man received minor injuries. The 22 year old crane operator escaped unharmed from the cab and ran off Read More

Large Terrain Crane Flips in Malaysia

09/30/12
Terrain Crane Overturns in Malaysia

Johor Baru, Malaysia A large All Terrain crane overturned on Saturday on a ‘brownfield’ construction site in Johor Baru in southern Malaysia. The operator, said to be in his 30s, was trapped his cab, but was rescued within minutes and was only slightly injured. He has been lifting an excavator Read More

Spider Crane Overturns on Worker in Ireland

09/30/12
Spider Crane Collapse in Ireland

Ireland, UK A man suffered injuries to his legs last week after a narrow track spider lift he was moving overturned on him, trapping his legs under the machine. The incident occurred on Tuesday in the town of Cavan in central Ireland, we have few details apart from a grainy Read More

Operator Seriously Injured in West Hollywood

09/27/12
crane falls

West Hollywood, California A crane accident left its operator seriously injured yesterday afternoon near the West Hollywood border. According to the LA Fire Department public information officer, “A[n a]dult male crane operator reportedly rode [his] crane down as it fell, suffered serious leg injury.” The accident occurred at 735 N Read More

Crane Hangs Off Dam in Hokkaido

09/25/12
crane hangs off dam in japan

Hokkaido, Japan A mobile crane overturned yesterday on the top of Toppu Dam in Hokkaido, Northern Japan and hung over the edge of the dam with the operator trapped inside the upside down cab. The operator, Yoshikazu Kume, 55, was rescued after three hours and was apparently unharmed. The crane Read More

Crane and Tree Come Down on Home

09/13/12
Boom Truck Flips Lifting Tree

Mt. Vernon, Illinois Usually, when it comes to cranes versus trees, the cranes win. Not Wednesday at Miller Lake just outside Mt. Vernon. No one was hurt when the top half of a 100-foot Ash tree and the crane used to remove it came down on the roof of one Read More

Aerial Lift Overturns in North Queensland

09/11/12

North Queensland, Australia A man in his 50s was airlifted to hospital in North Queensland, Australia, after the aerial lift he was using overturned earlier today. The man was driving the machine, believed to be a boom lift, at a height of several metres at a farm in Townsville, when Read More

Crane Upright in Qatar

09/2/12
Qatar Crane Accident

Qatar, Egypt A crane collapsed and upturned in Industrial Area yesterday. The collapsed crane fell on an auto garage in Street Number 8. A section of the garage and four vehicles were damaged in the accident. Three mechanics who were working in the workshop at that time escaped unhurt.

DOTD Crane Overturns in Southern Monroe

08/28/12
crawler crane accident louisiana

Monroe, Louisiana A Department of Transportation and Development crane being used to construct a bridge on Martin Luther King Drive in southern Monroe toppled Tuesday afternoon, filling a drainage canal with dirt. According to Charles Westrom with the Monroe public works department, the crane fell when loose dirt underneath it Read More

Lucky Escape for Crane Operator

08/23/12
Crane Flips Backward in Malta

Malta A 59 year old crane operator had a lucky escape when his crane overturned in Malta earlier this week. The crane, an ageing Coles Hydratruck owned by contractor and block manufacturer Schembri Barbros, was lifting scaffolding materials down over a part of Valetta’s historic bastion walls when it tipped. Read More

Bus Driver Saves from Power Line Accident

08/20/12
Crane Crash Involving Power Lines

Toronto, Canada A quick-thinking TTC driver drew praise for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus Monday after a crane collapsed on Kipling Avenue, trapping the vehicle under a fallen hydro pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires. Toronto Hydro worked for an hour and a half to secure Read More

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