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Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding

02/26/14
Fatal Crane Overturn at Wedding 2-28-2014 1-32-50 PM

Gujarat State, West India A crane lifting a bride and her sister at a wedding in Gujarat state, West India overturned killing a man below and injuring four others, including the bride and sister. The telescopic crane was lifting the two ladies in a large illuminated crystal conical platform and Read More

Scaffold Collapse in Sydney

02/25/14
Scaffold Collapse - Sydney 2-28-2014 1-46-21 PM

Sydney, Australia At least three people were injured after a large facade scaffold collapsed this morning in south east Sydney, Australia. The scaffold, which was around five stories high on a 14 story building, was being dismantled at the time. Union safety inspectors have claimed that they raised concerns about Read More

Boom Truck Destroys Line of Cars

01/31/14
Boom Truck Destroys Cars 2-4-2014 9-21-14 AM

 Mentor, Ohio A boom truck lifting a large air conditioning unit in Mentor, Ohio yesterday overturned, with the boom coming down on to a row of parked cars.                         For some reason the crane appears to have slewed towards Read More

Another Jib Failure in London

01/26/14
Another jib failure in London 1-31-2014 10-23-08 AM

Croydon, London Another Jost tower crane jib collapsed yesterday on a building under construction in Croydon, London during a storm. The crane is working on a new tower block known as the IYLO building. The 20 story building has stood unfinished for some time and is planned to provide low Read More

Double Crane Fail

12/19/13

Dropping the Tank

12/16/13
Crane LIfting Tank 12-19-2013 1-31-23 PM

  Russia A video of a lift that purportedly occurred last week in Russia, – although it looks far too warm for Russia this time of year – is popping up all over the world, hopefully no one was hurt.                     Read More

Tower Crane Hits Supermarket

12/11/13
Tower Crane Hits Supermarket 12-11-2013 12-50-52 PM

Bad Homburg, Germany A tower crane has collapsed onto an Aldi supermarket in Bad Homburg, Germany killing at least one member of the public. The crane, a regular top slewer owned by BBL Cranes came down around 11:30 this morning hitting the supermarket next door to the large office construction Read More

Tower Collapse in Germany

11/8/13
Tower Collapse in Germany 11-11-2013 3-39-26 PM

Dachau, Germany A tower crane collapsed on a construction site in Karlsfeld, just outside of Dachau, Germany on Tuesday. The self-erecting lattice tower crane was said to have been lifting a concrete foundation when it toppled. The operator was controlling the crane from the unit’s remote controls and was not Read More

Two Tower Crane Jibs Collapse in London

10/28/13
Two Jibs Collapse10-28-2013 3-15-52 PM

Whitehall, London A tower crane has collapsed on to the roof of the Government’s cabinet office in Whitehall, London, following hurricane force winds throughout the southern half of the UK. The building was evacuated around 7.00 am this morning following the incident. Fortunately no one was injured. The jib of Read More

Crane Overturn in Salt Lake City

10/16/13
Crane Overturn in Salt Lake 10-18-2013 11-39-38 AM

Salt Lake City, Utah The crane, a new looking National Crane owned by local crane rental company Wagstaff, was short rigged – with outriggers jacks set up with in the vehicle’s width. The load and the radius proved too much for the configuration and the unit went over, spilling fuel Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Dubai

10/14/13
Tower Crane Dubai10-18-2013 11-59-18 AM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates A tower crane collapsed at the site of a new hotel in Dubai on Saturday killing three and seriously injuring a further five. Details remain sketchy, but it looks as if the top of the crane broke free from the tower, which was erected within the Read More

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