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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

Failed Gas Tank Rescue

11/28/13
Gas Tank Rescue Fail

No real story here, not sure the origin either. Any input would be welcomed.

Fatal Crane Collapse at Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium

11/27/13
Fatal Crane Collapse 12-5-2013 2-06-02 PM

Sao Paulo, Brazil Two people age 40 and 42, have died, following the collapse of a crawler crane at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium which is due to host the opening ceremony for the 2014 football World Cup. The boom of the crane, a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR11350 owned Read More

Poor Boom Stowage Seriously Injures

08/14/13
Boom Storage Russia 8-16-2013 10-41-46 AM

Khabarovsk , Russia The hook of an improperly stowed telescopic loader crane seriously injured a man in Russia who had been pulled over by the police. The man was pulled over by the police for having no number plates on his car, and was standing next to the police car Read More

Crane Crash Causes Delays

07/27/13
Crash M25 London 8-2-2013 1-41-38 PM

M25 London, UK A mobile crane crashed in to a concrete barrier on London’s M25 in the UK today closing it down for a short period. The incident occurred on the orbital highway’s anti-clockwise direction between Junction eight and nine in Surrey.         %0

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

2 Killed as Helicopter Crashes Into Crane in Central London

01/16/13
helicopter crashes into tower crane

London, England A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place near a 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

Driver in South Korea Shows Quick Thinking

11/14/12

South Korea Crane gets out of control on a downhill two lane road. Fortunately, the driver can think fast on this one. Not sure the actual date on this one.

Van Mount Crane Collapse

11/9/12
Van Mount Crane Accident

Bristol The incident occurred in Bristol on Friday night – November 9th – the van mount belongs to PG Platforms of Kent and was out on a self-drive contract. The unit was being used to erect Christmas lights for the local council, the operator had parked the unit in a Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse Causes Rush-hour Delays in Cyprus

10/10/12
tower crane collapse in cyprus

Larnaca, Cyprus Strong winds brought a tower crane down across the main road/promenade and onto a passing car yesterday evening in Larnaca, Cyprus killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. It also damaged several parked cars. While the severe weather conditions caused the crane, which had been working on Read More

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