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Port Crane Topples, Operator Injured

07/27/09

Wilmington, Delaware Firefighters rescued a worker at the Port of Wilmington this morning when the crane he was operating toppled, trapping him inside. Wilmington firefighters arrived about 8:50 a.m. to find the crane, which had been lifting turbines, fallen on its boom. The operator was trapped about 30 feet above Read More

Fallen Crane at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Roundabout Building Site

07/23/09

United Kingdom The north side of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge roundabout was closed to traffic following a fallen crane on the building site. As a precaution emergency vehicles were called shortly before 9pm on Thursday night. York Road was closed southbound as well as Westminster Bridge Road. Long queues of traffic Read More

Crane Falls on Car

07/22/09
Boom Smashes Car Salt Lake Hawaii

Salt Lake, Hawaii A parked car was in the path of a large crane that came crashing down in Salt Lake Wednesday morning. Luckily no one was inside the vehicle when the crane tipped over, crushing the front end of the vehicle. Crews at the City and County pumping station Read More

Crane Falls on Auto, Injures 4 Year Old

07/22/09

Mumbai, India A crane being used to offload construction material at a site in Goregaon (W) toppled and fell on an autorickshaw, injuring a four-year-old boy on Tuesday evening. The child, Mohammad Rahil Shaikh, was on his way back home from school with three other children when the incident occurred. Read More

Madonna Concert Set Crane Collapse Kills 2 Workers

07/16/09

Marseilles, France Construction on Madonna’s set for an upcoming tour date in Marseilles, France left two workers dead and several others seriously injured. The tragic construction accident occurred at the Stade Velodrome on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 5:15 p.m. France time, according to CNN. The workplace accident occurred when Read More

Construction Crane Collapses in Bulgaria Capital Sofia

07/15/09

Sofia, Bulgaria A construction crane has collapsed Wednesday evening in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The accident happened at a construction yard situated near the crossroad of “Bulgaria” Blvd, and “Todor Kableshkov” Blvd, police officials said. There are no casualties. There was nobody working on it when the accident happened. Huge Read More

Crane Tips on Worcester Construction Site

07/14/09
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Worcester, Massachusetts 07/15/2009 Update:  Worker Severely Injured – Investigation Occuring (video) A crane toppled over at a Worcester construction site Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened at the site of a new Wal-Mart on Blackstone River Road. The operator was thrown out of the cab, but was not injured. No other injuries were Read More

Leg Crush Crane Driver ‘Serious’

07/14/09
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United Kingdom A man whose legs were crushed when a crane collapsed on to a ship at a container port remains in a serious condition in hospital. Fire crews were called to Southampton Docks, owned by DP World, at Dock Gate 20 in Western Avenue, on Monday. The crane, a Read More

Turk Plant Crane Tips

07/13/09

Fulton, Arkansas Officials of the Shaw Group, the primary construction contractor for the $1.6 billion John W. Turk, Jr., Power Plant being built near here, continued an investigation Monday into a construction site accident which occurred Friday afternoon. Speaking for plant owner AEP/Southwestern Electric Power Co., Scott McCloud said the Read More

3 Cranes Topple at Delhi Metro Accident Spot

07/13/09
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New Delhi, India A day after six people were killed when an under-construction bridge of Delhi Metro collapsed here, at least four persons were injured on Monday in another accident at the same site during clearance of the debris. Three cranes, lifting a launcher that was entangled in the crumbled Read More

Driver Injured as Dockyard Crane Topples

07/13/09

United Kingdom A crane driver was seriously injured today when the vehicle “toppled over” as it loaded a ship. The man’s legs were feared to have been crushed when the crane fell on to a container ship being loaded at Southampton port, in Hampshire, early this morning. Thirteen firefighters helped Read More

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