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Fatal Crane Boom Collapse

Manitowoc Boom Collapses After Cable Snaps Manhattan New York 2012

Manhattan, New York April 5, 2012 Update: Defects Found in Hoisting System April 7, 2012 Update: Inspector may be partially to blame A crane collapse at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday night left one person dead and four others injured. One injured worker died, Michael Read More

Boom Up Will Catch Things

Truck Transporting Crane Smacks Overpass with Boom 2012

A truck containing a crane with the boom up smacks an overpass while travelling on the free way. This isn’t a “Crane Accident” in the usual sense as the accident is not caused by a crane, but a crane is still involved so we’re posting it.

700-Tonne Gantry Crane Collapses

Gantry Crane Support Beam Collapses 2012

A massive 700-tonne horizontal gantry crane collapsed off of one of its support legs this morning on the new $3.3 billion Port Mann Bridge construction project, dropping a 90-tonne section of the bridge deck into the Fraser River below. At the time of the accident, the distinctive yellow gantry crane Read More

Inmates Moved After Jail Crane Collapse

Crane Collapse into Jail - Grand Rapids, MI 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) For the workers who were inside the Kent County Jail when the 250-foot-high crane collapsed, there were some terrifying moments. 24 Hour News 8 spoke to a worker who was directing the crane from the ground when it came tumbling down. “It was pretty scary. Shaky,” said Read More

Workmen Rescued After Crane Flips Backwards

Crane Flips Backward in China 2011

Henan Province, China Three workers were left stranded 40ft in the air after their crane toppled backwards in China. Firefighters were called to the crane to rescue the trapped workmen in China’s Henan Province. Footage shows the fire crews reaching the men in a cherry picker to return them safely to Read More

Investigation Launched Into Husky Stadium Roof Demolition


Seattle, Washington The state Department of Labor and Industries is launching an investigation after a crane was badly damaged during the demolition of the roof at Husky Stadium Tuesday. Video posted on YouTube of the demolition shows a large crane nearby undergoing strong shaking as the roof tumbled on to Read More

Injured Worker Rescued From Crane Accident at Port of Milwaukee


Milwaukee Man falls from crane when boom is lowered.

Crane Crashes in New Jersey Driveway

Crane Collapses Lifting Tree Out of Ground New Jersey 2011

New Jersey There is an investigation into a crane accident in New Jersey early Friday morning. According to a local resident, the crane fell over in front of a house on Ivy Lane in Wyckoff.  It was being used to remove damaged tree from a backyard. The crane then tipped Read More

Crane Collapse at National Cathedral


Virginia Apparently an Earthquake caused a collapse causing millions in damage (not just from the crane, but overall).

Crane Collapse at Scandia Sends Two to Hospital

Crane Collapse at Scandia Sacramento, CA 2011

Sacramento, California A crane collapsed Tuesday afternoon at the Scandia Fun Family Fun Center off Interstate 80 in North Highlands, sending two workers to the hospital. The collapse brought down the park’s landmark ride, the 165-foot-tall Scandia Screamer, which gives people a bird’s eye view of the area and flips riders as Read More

Victory Boulevard Still Closed in Travis After Morning Crane Collapse

Boom Truck Collapse Staten Island New York 2011

Staten Island, New York Victory Boulevard remains closed in both directions from Melvin Avenue and West Service Road in Travis, where a crane collapsed at a construction site this morning. Delays and diversions are possible for the S61, S62, S66, S941, S92 and S93 buses. Nobody was reported injured at the Read More

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