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Crane Tips While Lowering Large Stump

08/11/11

Johnsburg, Illinois A mobile crane attempting to lower a stump in a residential area tips from the weight. The video is not able to be embedded by choice of the individual posting it. See the video on YouTube

Construction Crane Collapse in Stafford County

08/3/11
Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Tips Washington 2011

A large construction crane flipped over in a Stafford County business center on Wednesday and wrapped around a building. The accident happened in the Quantico Corporate Park around 11 a.m. Stafford County Fire and Rescue said that at 200-foot crane had toppled over, folding its arm around a 4-story unfinished Read More

Crane Tips Over at Naples Home

08/2/11
Mobile Crane Tips Over at Naples Home 2011

Naples, Florida A 103-foot crane toppled over while it was in use at a residential construction site Tuesday afternoon. A 9-1-1 call was made at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday about the crane accident at 779 Gulf Shore Boulevard. When emergency crews arrived, they were told the driver and operator of the Read More

Crane topples over near Naples Beach Hotel

08/2/11
Palm Tree Tips Crane in Naples 2011

Naples, Florida A 103-foot crane toppled over Tuesday afternoon in a residential area along Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples. Nobody was hurt as the crane, valued at $280,000, fell over while an operator moved a palm tree at 779 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. The lot has a 32,000-square-foot house Read More

Lucky Escape After Crane Crash

07/29/11
Crane Topples onto Empty Home 2011

A CONSTRUCTION worker was lucky to avoid injury after a crane toppled over at a property in Wanneroo. Nine News reports that the crane smashed through the Helena Way house at about lunchtime and also damaged the property next door. The house is being renovated and no one was inside Read More

Stagehands Injured in Mini-Crane Accident at Jazz at Lincoln Center

07/29/11

Manhattan, New York Two stagehands were injured when a mini-crane fell on them at Jazz at Lincoln Center inside the Time Warner Center on Friday afternoon, officials from the performance venue said. “During the set up for an evening performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, two stagehands were involved in Read More

Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville

07/14/11
Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville NC 2011

Fayetteville, North Carolina Emergency workers say a crane collapsed Wednesday around 2 p.m. while working on a parking deck on Franklin Street. It fell on two cars, totaling one and damaging the other. The crane operator, who is an employee of a sub-contractor, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Read More

Port hedland BHP Worker Crushed in Crane Crash

07/7/11

BHP Billiton has suspended its Port Hedland port and rail operations after a worker was crushed to death by a crane overnight. Acting Sergeant Naomi Smith said the 23-year-old Port Hedland man died after the heavy machinery collapsed and fell on him about 12.45am today. The fatal accident happened at Read More

Crane Accident At Navy Base Damages Refurbished Vintage Jet

06/15/11

Alameda, California An unusual accident at the Alameda Naval Station Tuesday seriously damaged a newly restored jet that has been on display for over 40 years when the crane lifting the aircraft toppled over. The A-4 Skyhawk jet greeted visitors to the Alameda Naval Station from 1969 until it was Read More

Worker Freed from Beneath Crane in Montreal

06/8/11
Worker Cries in Pain as Rescuers Free Her from Crane Collapse

Montreal, Canada A crane toppled near the corner of Chomedey and Ste. Catherine Sts. on Wednesday afternoon, trapping the operator inside. The female operator sat injured inside the heavy piece of machinery for over a hour. According to Benoit Fleury, chief of operations for the Montreal Fire Department, the worker Read More

Construction Crane Flips While Working Near I-75

06/7/11
Boom Truck Tips Skyward Fort Myers Florida 2011

Fort Myers, Florida LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A large boom truck upended, flipping the 10-wheeler skyward in North Fort Myers on Tuesday. UPDATE 7:34 PM: The crane truck is now back on the ground, crews are working to clear the scene entirely. The accident occurred at Bayshore Road, next to the Read More

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