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70-foot Crane Topples Into River

04/1/11
Crane Tips at Marina St Joseph Michigan 2011

St. Joseph, Michigan Operator’s OK, but Crane’s a Total Loss The operator of a 70-foot crane that tipped over while working at Pier 33 Marina was being treated in the emergency room at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Thursday afternoon. A hospital spokeswoman said Walton “Jeff” Dohner of LaPorte, Read More

Crane Accident in Twin Falls

03/24/11
Crane Accident in Twin Falls Idaho 2011

Twin Falls, Idaho Rescue workers are at the scene of a construction crane accident in northwest Twin Falls. KMVT initially received reports that 2 people had been injured but our crew at the location has not been able to confirm that. The accident is at the site at the new Read More

Outriggers Give Way Under Big Crane

03/24/11
Crane Outriggers Give Way Denmark  2011

Denmark A 450 tonne All Terrain crane went over on a wind farm in Denmark last week dropping the rotor blades of a turbine it was helping to repair. The crane, a Grove GMK7450 was owned by Krangården was lowering the turbine’s rotor blades to the ground on a farm Read More

One Dead, One Hurt After Lift Falls at Tampa Warehouse

03/11/11
Crane Accident at Pepsi Plant Florida 2011

Tampa, Florida A maintenance worker was killed and another was injured early today after an automated lift machine fell 20 feet onto them at a Tampa warehouse, officials said. The machine was undergoing maintenance when it fell about 1 a.m. at the Pepsi bottling warehouse, 11315 N. 30th St., according Read More

Tower Crane Collapses in Krasnoyarsk

03/10/11

Krasnoyarsk, Russia A tower crane at a construction site of Krasnoyarsk has collapsed, killing two people and injuring one, Yelena Yastrebova, a press service official of the territorial center of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME), has told Itar-Tass. Yastrebova said, “The breakdown occurred at 11:00, local time, at a Read More

Loader Accidents in Austria

03/10/11
Crane Tips Over in Russia 2011

Vösendorf, Austria On Monday a truck driver was using his loader crane to unload window frames in Vösendorf near Vienna when it toppled over and landed on a minivan and the front of a passing car. A woman and six year old child in the car were unhurt, but a bystander Read More

Crane Collapse Shuts Down Local Businesses

02/8/11
Crane Tips from Tree Florida 2011

Lake Mary, Florida Some Seminole County business owners can’t go to work Tuesday after a crane fell into their building Monday night. The business owners are upset and anxious, and wondering when they will be able to reopen. Inspectors were on the scene Tuesday trying to determine if the building Read More

Businessman Killed in Machine Collapse at Jaipur Metro Site

02/4/11

Jaipur, India A prominent businessman of the city was killed when a piling machine at a Jaipur Metro project site collapsed and fell on his car near Sushilpura on Thursday afternoon. The victim, Vikram Maheshwari (35), was the franchise owner of Talwalkars Gym in Jaipur. Maheshwari was on way to Read More

Road Closed After Crane Overturns

01/26/11
Boom Truck Crane Slips Off Ridge

Marshall County, West Virgina An early morning accident left a crane overturned and a Marshall County Road shut down. The driver of a crane was trying to navigate through the windy, narrow curves of Birch Ridge Road when his crane toppled. No injuries were reported, but police said Birch Ridge Read More

Tragedy Strikes John Dee Plant

01/26/11

A TRAGEDY was how John Dee manager Warren Stiff described yesterday’s fatal industrial accident at the Warwick meatworks. A 47-year-old plant and maintenance contractor was killed on site after the mobile crane he was operating toppled over during a construction job. Mr Stiff said the contractor was involved in a Read More

Worker Killed in Jacksonville Crane Accident

01/24/11

Jacksonville, Florida A 58-year-old St. Augustine man died in a construction accident while working at the Jacksonville Port Authority on Saturday, January 23 when a portable industrial crane collapsed around noon, killing the man. The crane had been brought in so workers could dismantle an old container crane on the Read More

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