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200ft Crane Falls on Flats in Liverpool

Liverpool Tower Crane Collapse July 2009

Liverpool, UK 5/12/2012 Update: Contractors Found Guilty 04/16/2012 Update: Construction Firms in Court Dozens of terrified residents at a swanky apartment block became trapped in their homes after a 200ft crane came crashing over on the roof. The 50 tonne ‘Wolfe’ crane, smashed into the Chandlers Wharf apartments in Liverpool Read More

Construction Worker Care Flighted After Accident Involving Crane and Power Line


Flower Mound, Texas A construction worker had to be care flighted this morning after an accident involving a crane and a power line. A number of residents in Flower Mound were left without power. Coserve electric workers spent early afternoon repairing this power line on FM 2499, The area left Read More

Crane Falls on Home


Center Point, Alabama 82-year old Center Point AL woman is knocked off her feet when a crane crashes through the roof of her home

Drill Rig Collapses in Bellevue


Bellevue, Washington A tall drilling rig toppled over here early Monday afternoon, but no one was injured. Witnesses said the rig crashed just after 2 p.m. in the 70 block of Cascade Key, which is in the Newport Shores area of Bellevue. Video from Air 4 showed the drill boom, Read More

Four Killed in Crane Collapse


Houston, Texas Update (01/17/2009):  Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped Only one worker remains in the hospital after Friday’s crane collapse which killed four people and injured seven. Lyondell says the accident did not affect plant operations, but there are grief counselors on site. It happened around 1:30pm Friday Read More

Crane Problem Delays Traffic on I-84 Today

Crane Problem Delays Traffic on I-84 Today

Wallkill, New York A crane lifting a concrete barrier went askew this morning, causing state police to shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 84 between exits 4 and 3 around mile marker 17. Traffic was halted for about 20 minutes after the crane went off balance about 10:30 a.m., drivers Read More

Three Injured, Two Critically, in Black Thunder Crane Accident

Three Injured, Two Critically, in Black Thunder Crane Accident

Gillette, Wyoming A 1,100 tonne Lampson Transilift crane working at the Black Thunder Mine in northeast Wyoming has collapsed and blocked a railway line today, injuring three people, two critically. A Lampson employee, Rodney Loffler was suffering from Contusions and stress fractures to his vertibrae, while Andrew Milonis and Frederico Read More

Crane Crashes Down Near Highway

Crane Crashes Down Near Highway

North Bend, Oregon Construction work at the Mill Casino-Hotel got a little more exciting that workers would have liked on Tuesday. No one was injured when a crane came crashing down alongside Highway 101 in North Bend. According to a Mill Spokesperson, the operator was able to somehow get out Read More

Runaway Crane Crashes in Tacoma Intersection

Runaway Crane Crashes in Tacoma Intersection (1)

Tacoma, Washington  A large mobile crane careened down a hill in central Tacoma Friday afternoon after its brakes failed, narrowly missing startled people on the way. The crane barreled down a hill from 15th Street and smashed into several trees, parked cars and light poles before coming to rest near Read More

Driver Recalls Horror of Crane Collapse

Driver Recalls Horror of Crane Collapse (1)

Florida Yesenia Rives was tooling down Interstate 75 in Estero on Wednesday, weighing a trip to the beach, when a construction crane teetered, swayed and crashed to the roadway right before her. “I had like 10 seconds to react” — or maybe less, the 17-year-old Naples girl later recalled. As Read More

“Big Blue” Crane Accident of 1999

Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999 - Animation

“BIG BLUE” the tallest crane in the world (almost 600 feet) fell this afternoon at the sports stadium under construction in Milwaukee of the baseball stadium Miller Park at about 5:15 P.M. The 450 ton load coupled with 30 mile an hour winds caused the gigantic tower crane’s integrity to be Read More

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