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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Singapore

09/30/13
Fatal Tower Singapore 10-4-2013 12-19-25 PM

Singapore A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the National Gallery site in Singapore. A third man has more minor injuries.                                             Read More

Crane Brought In To Limit Tree Damage Blows Over, Cuts Home In Half

07/11/13
Crane Tree Removal Falls on house7-19-2013 12-05-16 PM 1

VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. A crane collapse in high winds has sent homeowner scrambling. When the dust cleared, he saw his house had been cut through as if by a giant knife. CBS 2’s Lou Young got a look inside the Rockland County “house divided” on Thursday. Workers were still cleaning Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

07/9/13
Tower Crane Fatality 7-12-2013 10-56-25 AM. #2

St. Georgen ob Judenburg, Australia A crane operator died after the tower crane he was operating collapsed in central Austria last Tuesday. The operator, 58, was said to have been carrying out routine lifts on the job site in St. Georgen ob Judenburg to the north west of Graz, when Read More

Worker Dies After Being Flung from Cherry-Picker onto Motorway

06/6/13
Aerial LIft Fatality 6-7-2013 1-26-28 PM

Court Lane, Iver – UK The un-named man was operating a cherry-picker machine at a depot next to the M25 Motorway at Iver, Bucks, when it fell over at 9.21 am. The workmen was flung from the machine as it crashed onto the hard-shoulder of the anti-clockwise section of the Read More

Crane Collapses And Crashes Into Flats In Russia

05/27/13

Kirov, Russia A huge construction crane has collapsed onto a block of flats in Kirov, Russia, smashing through several floors of the nine-story complex.                           Around 250 people live in the building, including 37 children, but despite extensive Read More

4 Dead as Crane Collapses in Hubei

05/21/13

Hubei, China Four people were killed and another seriously injured in a crane collapse on Tuesday morning in central China’s Hubei Province, local authorities said. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at a construction site in the village of Shuangli, Yuanan County, sources with the county government said, Xinhua news Read More

Car Smashed as Crane Topples onto Road

05/21/13

GALLATIN, TN The crane, a Terex/American 165 owned and operated by Mountain States Contractors. Federal safety officials are investigating what caused a crane to collapse Tuesday and topple on to a moving car, and the Channel 4 I-Team has learned the company in charge of that crane has a history Read More

Two killed in Stark County

05/4/13

Perry, Ohio Two workers outside Timken’s Faircrest steel mill in Perry Township were killed instantly early Saturday afternoon when a massive piece of a crane fell on them. The Stark County coroner’s office identified the men as Brian Black and Mark Tovissi and said both worked for Canton-based Beaver Excavating Read More

Tower crane falls in Siberia

04/25/13

Novosibirsk, Russia High winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane on Wednesday. The contractor continued to operate the crane in spite of high winds and, according to witnesses, abnormal movement of the tower. The crane then came down on three cars parked in the street below. The Read More

Crane Collapse Load Crushing Van

04/25/13

 A crane boom collapse caused a heavy load to drop around 30 meters onto a van during the Bauma breakdown last week. Thanks to fast reactions from the operator and colleagues a man escaped unhurt from what would have been a life ending experience.The crane was dismantling an asphalt plant last Thursday Read More

Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Driver’s Cab

03/21/13

Sydney, Australia Witnesses say a burning crane swayed violently over a central Sydney building site before its arm crashed on to the roof of a nearby building.                                             The crane’s Read More

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