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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

Construction Crane Collapse in Stafford County

Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Tips Washington 2011

A large construction crane flipped over in a Stafford County business center on Wednesday and wrapped around a building. The accident happened in the Quantico Corporate Park around 11 a.m. Stafford County Fire and Rescue said that at 200-foot crane had toppled over, folding its arm around a 4-story unfinished Read More

Lucky Escape After Crane Crash

Crane Topples onto Empty Home 2011

A CONSTRUCTION worker was lucky to avoid injury after a crane toppled over at a property in Wanneroo. Nine News reports that the crane smashed through the Helena Way house at about lunchtime and also damaged the property next door. The house is being renovated and no one was inside Read More

Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville

Crane Topples in Downtown Fayetteville NC 2011

Fayetteville, North Carolina Emergency workers say a crane collapsed Wednesday around 2 p.m. while working on a parking deck on Franklin Street. It fell on two cars, totaling one and damaging the other. The crane operator, who is an employee of a sub-contractor, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Read More

Man Trapped on Tipped-over Crane

Muskegon Lake Crane Tip - Michigan 2011

Muskegon, Michigan Rescue and hazardous-material units late Thursday morning were at the scene of a crane tipped over on a Muskegon Lake waterfront barge, with a man trapped on the crane and oil and other fluids leaking into the lake. According to early reports, the man was not in the Read More

One Dead, One Hurt After Lift Falls at Tampa Warehouse

Crane Accident at Pepsi Plant Florida 2011

Tampa, Florida A maintenance worker was killed and another was injured early today after an automated lift machine fell 20 feet onto them at a Tampa warehouse, officials said. The machine was undergoing maintenance when it fell about 1 a.m. at the Pepsi bottling warehouse, 11315 N. 30th St., according Read More

1 Dead, 1 Injured in New Castle Steel Factory Accident

New Castle Steel Factory Accident

New Castle, Indiana One person was killed and another injured Tuesday when a scissor lift fell inside of a New Castle steel plant. Henry County Sheriff Butch Baker told 24-Hour News 8 rescue crews responded to ATI Allegheny Ludlum Corporation at 516 W. State Road 38 in New Castle shortly Read More

Crane Collapse Shuts Down Local Businesses

Crane Tips from Tree Florida 2011

Lake Mary, Florida Some Seminole County business owners can’t go to work Tuesday after a crane fell into their building Monday night. The business owners are upset and anxious, and wondering when they will be able to reopen. Inspectors were on the scene Tuesday trying to determine if the building Read More

Businessman Killed in Machine Collapse at Jaipur Metro Site


Jaipur, India A prominent businessman of the city was killed when a piling machine at a Jaipur Metro project site collapsed and fell on his car near Sushilpura on Thursday afternoon. The victim, Vikram Maheshwari (35), was the franchise owner of Talwalkars Gym in Jaipur. Maheshwari was on way to Read More

Crane Accident Closes Stapley Drive in Mesa

Utility Boom Truck Tips in Arizona 2011

Mesa, Arizona A basket crane mounted on a utility truck tipped over while crews were working at a Mesa intersection Monday morning. It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at Inverness Avenue and Stapley Drive. Crews reportedly were taking down holiday decorations from a nearby shopping center. The truck was making Read More

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