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Crane Overturns in Louisville Kentucky

01/17/13
crane collapse in kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky A crane has overturned at Reservoir Avenue and Frankfort Avenue. We are told a contractor was working on a construction project for the Louisville Water Company at it’s water basin. The crane was trying to pick up some material down in the basin when part of the crane Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Jakarta

01/13/13

Jakarta, Indonesia We have received reports that three construction workers died yesterday in the Tangerang district of Jakarta, Indonesia when a tower crane collapsed. The crane was working on an apartment development in South Tangerang when the tower is reported to have twisted and collapsed. The men were aged 30, Read More

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

01/11/13
Crane Overloaded in New York

See Update New York Original Story The operator of the crawler crane that collapsed in New York on Wednesday has been blamed for overloading the crane. A statement from the Department of Buildings claims that the crane was lifting a load of 23,900lbs (10.8 tonnes), when the crane’s maximum capacity Read More

NYC crane collapses; 7 people hurt, 3 seriously

01/9/13
Tower Crane Collapses in New York

New York 1/11/2013 Report Update – Operator Error Ends in Revoked License A 200-foot crane collapsed onto a building under construction near the East River waterfront Wednesday, injuring seven people, three of them seriously. A two-story framework for the residential building in the New York City borough of Queens had Read More

Crane Flip in India Causes Fatality

01/3/13

Chennai, India An engineer fell to his death yesterday at the Chennai Port Trust, in Chennai, India, (previously Madras Port) after he slipped from a platform on a crane and fell around six metres. The man S. Venketasan, 54, a junior engineer in the port’s electrical department was overseeing an Read More

Self-erector Overturns in Salzburg

12/11/12
Self-Erector Crane overturns

Salzburg, Austria A self-erecting tower crane overturned on Tuesday at a crossroads in Salzburg, Austria. The 15 metre high crane was working on the refurbishment of an apartment building and was lifting a load of shuttering when the crane overturned with the tower coming to rest against the building. The Read More

Boom Lift Overturns in Australia

12/10/12
arial lift collapse australia

Lismore, Australia A self-propelled boom lift overturned in Lismore, Australia earlier this morning injuring the two men working in the platform. The men, both 42 years old, were using the boom lift – a Genie Z-45 – to hang a large banner on the front of a store when one Read More

Truck Mount Overturns

12/6/12

Santa Rosa, California A truck mounted aerial lift overturned near Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, California yesterday. A man said to be in his 70s was using the lift to paint a building and was around 12 metres up with the lift lost stability. We have received no photographs but Read More

Enerpac Test Collapse

12/5/12
Gantry Crane Collapse Before Photo

Hengelo, Netherlands A large self-erecting gantry collapsed on Monday during testing at the Enerpac production facility in Hengelo, the Netherlands. We understand that the 1,700 tonne, 100 metre high gantry was being built for work at the Chernobyl power plant in the Ukraine. The gantry and its four towers were Read More

Crane Overturns While Driving in UK

12/2/12
Crane Rolls Over While Driving

Antrobus, UK We finally have details of the crane that overturned in the UK last week, a 120 tonne five axle All Terrain on a road in Antrobus, south of Warrington. The crane, a four axle Terex AC120 belonging to Select Plant, looks as though it struck the soft verge Read More

Soft Ground Tips Boom in Ontario

12/1/12
Small Crane Tips Over in Ontario Canada

Ontario, Canada Two men using a boom lift to put up Christmas lights in Ontario, Canada ended up in hospital yesterday. The incident occurred at a private home in Mitchell – west of Toronto – when the 33 and 51 year old were driving a Marklift boom on the snow Read More

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