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Another Fatality at Tuzla


Istanbul, Turkey A man died yesterday after falling from a work platform at the Tuzla shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey. The accident occurred at the Torlak dock when, according to local reports, the “safety bars” holding the basket snapped, allowing it to tip upside-down dumping the occupant, Nurettin Bingöl aged 36. Read More

Crane Falls In Parking Lot

Crane Falls in El Paso Texas 2010

El Paso, Texas  A crane fell in a parking lot in the 800 block of W. Schuster Wednesday morning. No one was injured. Workers are attempting to put the crane upright.

‘Like a Miniature Earthquake,’ Neighbour Calls Windsor Garage Collapse

Parking Garage Collapses in Crane Accident Canada 2010

Canada Rescue crews were relieved to find no one trapped in the rubble after a downtown Windsor parking garage collapsed Thursday, sending one man to hospital and crushing several cars. Mayor Eddie Francis declared a state of emergency after the two-level underground structure caved in around 10:40 a.m., enabling the Read More

Crane Falls, Damages Two Augusta Homes

Crane Collapses into Homes Augusta Georgia 2010

Augusta, Georgia A crane accident on Crane Ferry Road, in Augusta, has caused some massive damage to at least two homes there. Witnesses tell WJBF News Channel 6 that crews were working on some trees in the area, when the crane fell over on its side. The crane landed on top of one of Read More

3 Dead, 1 Injured in School Building Construction Accident

China Crane Accident Kills Two 2012

China Three workers were killed Saturday after a towering crane collapsed at a school building construction site in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, according to local authorities. The accident happened around 1 p.m. when five people were working on the crane at the Shangluo Vocational and Technical College in Shangluo City, Read More

Crane Collapse Kills 3 in Hanoi

3 Killed in Hanoi Vietnam 2010

Vietnam Three people were killed in Hanoi Friday afternoon when a crane at a television building construction collapsed. The accident occurred on the 20-story site of the new Vietnam Cable Television building in Hoang Mai District. A crane operator and two construction workers perished. Their names have not been released Read More

Crane Tips Over On Highway 80


Hercules, California A construction crane tipped over and blocked one lane of eastbound Interstate Highway 80 early Friday, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The crane was reported tipped over at about 6:50 a.m. on eastbound Highway 80 just west of state Highway 4, CHP Officer A. Paulson said. A Read More

Visitors Trapped in Castle

Cherry Picker Damages Draw Bridge UK 2010

United Kingdom VISITORS to a castle were left trapped in its walls after its drawbridge was damaged in a freak accident involving a cherry-picker. The crane was making its way up the drawbridge of Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, when the walkway gave way and tilted upwards, catapulting the machine further inside Read More

Barnette Street Bridge Crane Topples Across Chena River

Crane Overextends and Tips Fairbanks Alaska 2010

Fairbanks, Alaska A crane working on the Barnette Street Bridge crashed into the Chena River on Tuesday morning. Witnesses described hearing a loud crashing noise just before 11 a.m. as the crane, with its base originally on the north side of the river near the Big I bar, fell on Read More

Barge Crane Accident Thursday Injures Woman


Seattle, Washington A barge crane struck a woman in the head Thursday morning on Alaskan Way near the Waterfront Park. The woman, who is in her late 30s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to Dana Vander Houwen, a public information officer for the Seattle Fire Read More

Worker Killed in Accident at Chennai Airport


Chennai, India An arm of a crane deployed at the project site for the new domestic terminal at the Chennai airport collapsed on Wednesday, killing a 38-year-old construction labourer Selvamani of Coimbatore. According to Airports Authority of India (AAI) sources, around 11.45 a.m. when the crane was lifting a truss, Read More

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