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Crane Tips Over in Vacant Manhattan Lot

11/27/12
Mobile Crane Tips in Manhattan

New York A crane collapsed tipped over in a vacant lot on the West Side of Manhattan Monday morning. No one was injured in the incident, which happened on West 38th Street just before 9 a.m. The crane tipped over in a lot next to a firehouse, crushing a flatbed Read More

Tower Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Drivers Cab

11/27/12
Tower Crane Collapse in Australia

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 operator was forced to flee after the blaze broke out in a 1,000-litre diesel tank within the 65-metre-tall crane at the Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Vietnam

11/23/12
Fatal Crawler Crane Accident Kills 5 in Vietnam

Vung Tau, Vietnam We can now confirm the fatal crawler crane overturn in Ba Ria, Vung Tau, in southern Vietnam on Sunday. We understand that all five people that were immediately affected by the incident have now died. The crane a 1,250 tonne Terex CC6800 was operating on what looks Read More

Expensive Crane Collapse in the UK

11/23/12
Mobile Crane Collapse Gillingham UK

Gillingham, United Kingdom Two UK companies have been fined a total of £50,000 following the overturn of a mobile crane in 2009. South Coast Crane Hire Ltd and principal contractors, JR Pickstock Ltd were each fined £10,000 plus 14,917 in costs and charged with a serious failure in communications. Neither Read More

Man Crushed to Death by Telehandler

11/22/12

gloucestershire, UK A man was killed after he was crushed by a telehandler at an engineering firm in Gloucestershire. A recent report on the local website, www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, says that 64-year old Spencer Powles died in hospital almost two weeks after the industrial accident on October 24th at Complete Utilities in Read More

Crane tips over in Saskatoon

11/22/12
tb tipped over crane nov 22 2012

Saskatoon, Canada A crane working for the company Innovative Residential has fallen in Saskatoon’s west end after what workers call a freak accident. A large white and black crane is laying on its side on Molland Lane in Blairmore. The crane was being used for building a development called Hartford Read More

Crane / Lorry Overturns in Overloading Accident

11/20/12

Salzburg, Austria A 29-year old worker was hospitalised in Salzburg on Monday after becoming pinned under an overturned crane-mounted lorry in St Gilgen. The accident occurred during the unloading of timber from the lorry and it is speculated that the crane was overloaded, leading to the vehicle’s instability.

Crane Overturns in Norway

11/18/12

Borge, Norway A 70 year old crane operator was trapped under his crane in Borge to the northeast of Fredrikstad, after it overturned on Saturday. The crane a P&H Rough Terrain appears to have been picking & carrying a load at the time, and went over on its side, although Read More

Crane Rolls Over on California Highway 101

11/15/12
Crane Flips on Highway 101

Santa Barbara, California Rush hour motorists had a lucky escape on Tuesday evening when a crane’s trailing boom dolly overturned on highway 101 near Santa Barbara, California. The crane, believed to be a five axle 160 tonne Liebherr LTM1160, belonging to Speciality Crane & Rigging, remained upright while the three Read More

Kazan Worker Killed in Crane Collapse

11/14/12
Kazan Stadium

Kazan, Russia Fatal accident took place yesterday at the construction site in Kazan’s Savinovo district. 25-year-old worker fell 35 meters down as his crane collapsed. Other workers say their safety isn’t concerned as the venue is far behind schedule. Kazan’s new 45,000-seater is Russia’s most advanced 2018 World Cup project. But works have Read More

Crane Operator Crushed in Austria

11/13/12
Austria Loader Crane Crushes Operator

Austria A man died yesterday at a site in Austria after he was crushed by the boom of his loader crane. The incident occurred in the small town of Passail, 30 kilometres northeast of Graz in Styria. The crane operator was lifting pallets of tiles onto the single home building Read More

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