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Fatal Crane Incident

08/21/18

A brand new 1,250 ton Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The boom, jib and derrick mast collapsed sideways striking a number of buildings and vehicles in the vicinity. A man working in the immediate Read More

Lucky Escape in London

08/8/18

A slinger/signaller helping unload a truck at the site of a new high rise tower in Bishopsgate, London, UK, had a lucky escape after he was suddenly hoisted into the air by the tag line he was using in July of 2018. Captured on the CCTV system, (See video link Read More

Dropped Steeple

08/10/15
Steeple 8-14-2015 1-55-25 PM

 Nova Scotia, Canada The boom of a crane removing a 150 year old wooden steeple from a church in Milton, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, collapsed dropping it the ground and bringing down the local power lines. The crane, a Link Belt 8690 truck crane, rented from All Erection was Read More

Netherlands Cranes Collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn

08/3/15
Netherlands 8-7-2015 1-09-12 PM

River Rhine, Netherlands Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn have collapsed on to buildings with rescuers searching for victims. The amateur video showed the cranes, on a pontoon on the River Rhine, trying to hoist a section of the Read More

Heavy Wind Topples Crane

06/18/15
Wind Topples Crane 6-18-2015 11-09-35 AM

 Guangxi Zhuang, China A tower crane collapsed spectacularly in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after extreme winds and torrential rains hit the area.  The 30 meter free standing saddle jib crane finally succumbed to the winds and buckled in a spectacular fashion, that captured on CCTV. Thankfully Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse

05/22/15
Fatal Tower Collapse5-22-2015 2-23-24 PM

Kemerovo, Russia A tower crane collapsed onto a car park and apartment block in Kemerovo, central Russia yesterday killing the crane operator, a 53 year old woman. No one else was injured in the incident.                               Read More

Marriage Proposal Goes Wrong

12/13/14
Marriage Gone Wrong12-19-2014 12-18-55 PM

IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands A man proposing to his girlfriend from a man-basket in the town of IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands, was lucky to escape with his life earlier today when the crane and man basket overturned as he approached her bedroom Read More

Train Derails in NE Louisiana, 2-hour Evacuation

10/5/14
Train vs Crane 10-9-2014 12-13-18 PM

Mer Roughe, La Officials in northeast Louisiana say two train engineers are in serious condition after a freight train hit a transport truck, derailing two engines and 16 tank and hopper cars. Mer (mur) Rouge Police Chief Mitch Stephens says about 50 houses were evacuated for about two hours due Read More

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

Backhoe Recovery Goes Wrong (video)

01/20/14
Backhoe Recover Goes Wrong

Double Crane Fail

12/19/13
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