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Crane Operator Among 5 Injured in Collapse at VT Halter Marine

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Pascagoula, Mississippi Officials say several cranes were being used to move a section of a boat being built at the facility when two of the cranes collapsed. “I don’t go to work until 4:30, so I was coming by to see what was going on. And when I pulled up, the Read More

Crane Tips Over During Hollywood Condominium Construction

Crane Tips Hllywood Condo Site 6-26-2014 1-19-42 PM

Hollywood, Florida No injuries were reported after a crane tipped over during construction of a condominium building in Hollywood. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Monday as the crane was moving a load.                           Construction continued at the Read More

Worker Dead after Crane Collapse in Hallandale Beach

Hallandale Beach Fatality 6-12-2014 1-18-06 PM

Hallandale Beach, Florida A construction worker died when a crane toppled Thursday morning in the Golden Isles area of  Hallandale Beach, officials said. Authorities were notified of the incident at 466 Alamanda Drive about 9:40 a.m., said Hallandale Beach Police Capt. Sonia Quinones. The Overturned Crane According to Quinones, investigators Read More

Crane Operator was in Cab when it Toppled into the Bay

Newak Bay Accident 6-12-2014 11-13-45 AM

Newark, New Jersey The operator of the crane that toppled into Newark Bay this morning has been confirmed dead, a city fire official said. Authorities have not yet publicly identified the man, whose body was pulled from the submerged crane cab this afternoon, the official, Capt. John Brown, said. Sheriff’s Read More

Crane Falls onto Car

Crane Overturns in Indianapolis 5-22-2014 12-28-01 PM

Indianapolis, Indiana A construction crane fell onto a passing car Wednesday afternoon, backing up interstate traffic. The Overturned Crane Another View of the Overturned Crane It happened on Interstate 69 near 82nd Street. Indiana State Police said the crane–mounted on the back of a truck–rolled onto its side and hit Read More

Crane Topples and Crushes Truck in Boston

Crane Topples, Crushes Truck 5-22-2014 12-03-16 PM

Boston, Massachusetts A crane tipped over in the North End Friday morning, blocking a street and leaking fuel on the road. It happened just after 11 a.m. on Commercial Street at Jackson Avenue. Two people were hurt – the crane operator and a woman who dove out of the way Read More

Three Escape Hoist Collapse

Hoist Collapse 5-2-2014 9-06-36 AM

Newcastle, Australia Three construction workers survived after the mast failed on a construction hoist at the University of Newcastle, Australia yesterday.                                       The failed hoist is secured The incident occurred on a Read More

Telehandler Overturns

Telehandler Overturns 5-2-2014 9-21-25 AM

San Diego, California A telehandler overturned on Saturday near San Diego, and was left hanging over Interstate 805 before it was rescued.                                       The telehander hangs over Interstate 805 The incident occurred Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Malaysia

Fatal Tower Collapse Maylasia 4-18-2014 10-08-42 AM

Ara Damansara, Malaysia A tower crane operator died after his crane collapsed on a high rise building site in Ara Damansara, Malaysia on Tuesday. The man, Mohd Hafadz Sanip, 26, had started operating the crane during the site’s morning briefing at Tower One, an 11 story building currently being built Read More

Structural Scissor Lift Collapse

Sizzor 4-4-2014 11-08-41 AM

Ellwangen, Southern Germany A GSL scissor lift dating from 1998 collapsed suddenly in Germany yesterday seriously injuring a man on the platform. The man, 23, was working on the ceiling of a workshop in Ellwangen to the north of Aalen in Southern Germany. He fell around six meters to the Read More

Another Boom Truck Overturn

Another Boom Truck Overturns 3-14-2014 1-21-13 PM

Damariscotta, Maine A boom truck overturned in Damariscotta, Maine on Wednesday, due to incorrect outrigger set up The crane, a dated unit supplied by Arthur D. Henry Crane Services of Thomaston, was preparing to lift a heating/air conditioning unit onto a store in the town when it went over in Read More

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