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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Penang

10/4/11
Tower Crane Collapse Penang Malaysia 2011

Penang, Malaysia A tower crane fell onto three residential houses last night in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. The collapse occurred around midnight, when the crane, located on the site of a new 20 floor hotel on the opposite side of the street from the affected homes, went over from its base. Read More

Crane Collapse Kills 4 at Construction Site

09/21/11

Shenzhen, China Four people were killed when a 70-meter-high crane collapsed in Guangdong Province late Tuesday afternoon, local authorities said Wednesday. The accident happened at the construction site of the workers’ residential buildings of BYDBattery Co., Ltd. located at the Dayawan Economic and Technical Development Zone in the cityof Huizhou, Read More

Tower Crane Falls in Mumbai

09/13/11
Tower Crane Collapse Mumbai India 2011

Mumbai, India 09/22/2011 Update – Man Loses Legs in Crane Accident A brand new tower crane went over last week in Mumbai, India landing on a residential apartment block. The crane collapsed at a job in the Haji Kasam Chawl area of the city, and is said to have injured Read More

Crane Overturns in Scotland

09/9/11
Lattice Boom Mobile Crane Tips Scotland 2011

Scotland A lattice boom crane has overturned at the Port of Invergordon in Scotland this afternoon, thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The accident occurred at around 15:00, while Ainscough was apparently relocating its 550 tonne Liebherr LG1550 truck mounted crane while partially rigged when it lost stability Read More

Worker Crushed to Death in Crane Accident

09/8/11

Rochester, New York According to officials, a crane tipped over as the worker was moving the crane from one side of the sloped concrete spillway to another, causing the man to become trapped under the heavy machinery. A construction accident in the Genesee River Gorge has left a man who was pinned Read More

Crane Collapse at National Cathedral

09/7/11

Virginia Apparently an Earthquake caused a collapse causing millions in damage (not just from the crane, but overall).

Crane Collapse at Scandia Sends Two to Hospital

08/30/11
Crane Collapse at Scandia Sacramento, CA 2011

Sacramento, California A crane collapsed Tuesday afternoon at the Scandia Fun Family Fun Center off Interstate 80 in North Highlands, sending two workers to the hospital. The collapse brought down the park’s landmark ride, the 165-foot-tall Scandia Screamer, which gives people a bird’s eye view of the area and flips riders as Read More

Man Pinned Under NY Crane Dies

08/30/11

Rochester, New York A man who was pinned underneath a crane that had tipped over in upstate New York has died. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says the crane operator was working on a Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. project on the shore of the Genesee River when the crane tipped Read More

Victory Boulevard Still Closed in Travis After Morning Crane Collapse

08/18/11
Boom Truck Collapse Staten Island New York 2011

Staten Island, New York Victory Boulevard remains closed in both directions from Melvin Avenue and West Service Road in Travis, where a crane collapsed at a construction site this morning. Delays and diversions are possible for the S61, S62, S66, S941, S92 and S93 buses. Nobody was reported injured at the Read More

Worker Killed in Offshore Crane Accident Near Galveston

08/18/11

Gulf of Mexico A worker at an Energy Resource Technology production platform in the Gulf of Mexico was killed when a crane collapsed at the site, the government confirmed today. The accident took place Tuesday at the shallow-water oil and gas production platform about 75 miles southeast of Galveston. According Read More

Man Dies in Rossendale Crane Crash

08/15/11
Crane Tips While Driving Killing Operator 2011

Rossendale, United Kingdom A man died today after a crane he was driving at a Rossendale quarry crashed. Police said the crane operator, who has not been named, died after the eight-axle 130-tonne crane came off a road at near the Scout Moor windfarm site in Edenfield. Fire crews said Read More

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