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Construction Crane Topples Onto Long Beach Building

Mobile Crane Tips onto Building in Long Beach, California 2011

Long Beach, California (KABC) — There are no reports of injuries after a construction crane toppled onto a building in Long Beach on Wednesday morning. The crane’s extension was seen resting on the roof of a Subway shop in a strip mall along the 800 block of East Anaheim Street. A Read More

Man Killed by Crane at Quarry

Crane Rolled Over Killed 1 Congress Arizona 2011

Congress, Arizona A crane accident at a quarry in Congress, Ariz. leads to a worker’s death. On May 24, a 28-year-old quarry worker was killed when a crane he was driving rolled over. The incident occurred on State Land adjacent to Jake’s Granite Quarry located at milepost 5 off Date Read More

Boom Truck Goes Over in Alaska

Overturned Boom Truck in Homer Alaska 2011

Homer, Alaska A 22 ton capacity boom truck tipped over on Friday in Homer Alaska while working at the harbour. The boom truck, a Terex Stinger owned by Mr C. Construction, had been called in to remove a small crane from Petro Marine’s harbor fuel dock. The operator was extending Read More

Man Trapped on Tipped-over Crane

Muskegon Lake Crane Tip - Michigan 2011

Muskegon, Michigan Rescue and hazardous-material units late Thursday morning were at the scene of a crane tipped over on a Muskegon Lake waterfront barge, with a man trapped on the crane and oil and other fluids leaking into the lake. According to early reports, the man was not in the Read More

One Injured After Crane Accident in Pine Pass

Masthead Crane Accident Canada 2011

Canada A large crane truck overturned on Highway 97 about 11 o’clock Sunday morning, approximately 90 kilometers south of Chetwynd. The Chetwynd RCMP reports the driver lost control while travelling down a steep hill and collided with a cement barrier. At that point the truck overturned and travelled several hundred more feet, before coming Read More

2 Construction Workers Hurt in Crane Accident

Mobile Crane in Chicago Tips 2011

Chicago, Illinois (WLS) — A construction worker was seriously injured Monday when a crane tipped over and struck him in the chest at a South Side bridge at 99th and Genoa. The worker was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious to critical condition. A second worker, Read More

Toppling Crane Injures 2 on South Side


Chicago, Illinois Two men working on a South Side bridge were injured this morning when a lift-crane toppled over, striking one of them, officials said. The accident happened about 10 a.m. on the 9900 block of South Genoa Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood as crews were working on a Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Accident in Spain

Tower Crane Collapse in Malaga Spain 2011

Malaga, Spain A man died yesterday on a building site in the small village of Cártama to the north of Málaga, after the jib of a tower crane ‘broke its back’ and crashed down onto the scaffold he was working from, throwing him from the third floor of the structure Read More

Crane Driver Hurt in Seaforth Dock Accident


A DOCK worker was seriously hurt after a 40ft container carrier he was driving fell over. The 29-year-old worker, named locally as Andrew Jones, received head and arm injuries in the fall at Seaforth docks, and was left trapped in the cab of his “straddle carrier”, a kind of mobile Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Seven at Vietnam Port


Vietnam A crane being erected at a port in northern Vietnam collapsed on Tuesday, killing seven workers, a state-run newspaper reported. Two workers died instantly during the collapse at Cai Lan port in Quang Ninh province and six were badly injured, the Defence Ministry-run Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) Read More

Tower Crane Collapse Kills Five in East China


Hangzhou, China (Xinhua) Five people were killed after a tower crane collapsed in east China’s Hangzhou City Saturday, local authorities said. The accident occurred at about 9 am at a construction site in Lin’an, a county-level city administered by Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, when the tower crane was under Read More

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