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Crane Tips Over, Smashes Through Home

Crane Smashes into Home Gastonia North Carolina 2010

Gastonia, North Carolina      A huge crane is no longer resting on a Gastonia home, but the cleanup process is far from over. The crane fell onto the house on Oakbrook Avenue in the Brookwood Historic District at about 6 p.m. Thursday. By Friday morning, crews had removed the part Read More

Crane Hits Worker At Philly Museum


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A construction worker has been injured at the site of the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The accident at 4th and Market Street closed some traffic as police investigated the scene. A trash truck apparently rammed the crane at the construction site. The victim Read More

Crane, Police Cruiser, Bus Involved Crash


Hillsborough Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office, Thursday, released dramatic video of a crane crushing a deputy’s squad car in a chain reaction accident last week. The images of the accident at Hillsborough Avenue and 56th Street were captured by a security camera aboard a HART bus. The bus was also involved in Read More

Crane Accident in Haverhill

Crane Accident Haverhill Massachusetts 2010

Haverhill, Massachusetts Police say a pile driver broke free from a crane and landed on a cab in Haverhill. It happened at the intersection of Essex Street and Moulton Way. The operator sustained minor cuts during the incident. The crane was in the roadway, forcing the street closed.

Crane drops through Riverside Drive

Crane Collapses Down Embankment Auburn Maine 2010

Auburn, Maine A crane operator escaped with only an injury to his thumb Thursday morning when Route 136 gave way beneath his rig and sent piles of sand, rocks and asphalt — and his crane — crashing down an embankment toward the Androscoggin River. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen Read More

Construction Crane Sinks Into the Water Spilling Hazardous Oil

Crane Sinks in Accident 2010

Juno Beach, Florida A sinking crane caused a scare in Juno Beach Tuesday morning. The crane was repairing boat docks in the Intracoastal Waterway in Bert Winters Park when it tipped over. Fuel spilled into the Intracoastal Waterway, but the Fish and Wildlife Commission says the spill was minimal and Read More

No Injuries in Crane Collapse


Marinette, Wisconsin An investigation is underway after a crane collapsed Monday morning at Tyco Safety Products-Ansul in Marinette. No one was injured from the crash. Approximately 15 people were working on site. The crane belongs to Miron Construction, who has a construction project in progress at Tyco-Ansul. Miron says an Read More

3 Injured after Crane Collapses Downtown

Crane Collapses Downtown at Athenaeum Building 2010

Indianapolis, Indiana Two construction workers were hurt when a 60,000 lb. crane fell over and struck the historic Athenaeum building Monday morning. The man operating the crane complained of back pain, but refused treatment. The accident happened during a restoration project at the building downtown at 401 East Michigan Street Read More

Waikato Crane Accident

Mobile Crane Tips Over New Zealand 2010

Auckland, New Zealand A five axle All Terrain crane tipped over into a creek this morning to the west of Auckland, New Zealand, when the ground gave way under its outriggers. We understand that there had been heavy rain overnight and that a temporary embankment collapsed. The crane was working Read More

Crane Falls Onto House

Crane Falls on House Akron Ohio 2010

Akron, Ohio When Tracy Brubaker decided to have the 125 foot Poplar tree cut down behind her Akron home her friend Ed Serdinak said he wanted to be there to see it. But Tracy called Ed Tuesday to say don’t rush.  “She called me before I got here to say Read More

Crane Falls, Damages Two Augusta Homes

Crane Collapses into Homes Augusta Georgia 2010

Augusta, Georgia A crane accident on Crane Ferry Road, in Augusta, has caused some massive damage to at least two homes there. Witnesses tell WJBF News Channel 6 that crews were working on some trees in the area, when the crane fell over on its side. The crane landed on top of one of Read More

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