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Burned Crane Spotted in Allegiance Houston Yard

04/3/12
allegiance crane fire 2

Houston, Texas 04/11/2012 Update: Houston Yard Arson – Offering $7,500 Reward for Information We are investigating reports of an arson at Allegiance Crane & Equipment’s Houston, TX yard this past weekend. According to several sources, police were on the scene Saturday after a fire severely damaged a Liebherr crawler: It Read More

Crawler Crane Overturns in NZ

03/12/12
Crawler Crane Overturns New Zealand March 2012

A small crawler crane has overturned while working on the demolition of earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday. The crane, a 50 to 60 tonne lattice crawler was removing concrete panels from the façade of a building in the city’s red zone when it lost stability and Read More

Fatal Jib Drop in Singapore

03/1/12
Crawler Crane Luffing Jib Kills One Singapore 2012

Singapore Two men were injured and one died when a crawler crane’s luffing jib came down onto the roof of a building in Singapore yesterday. The man who died was trapped under the jib and declared dead at the scene, he was 42, another suffered a fractured thigh bone and Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

02/24/12
Lattice Crawler Crane Crushes Man 2012

Whitby, Canada A crane operator died yesterday in Whitby, Canada, after the boom of his crane came down on him. According to local news reports the man, David Gallagher, 30, worked with Galcon Marine, the owner the crane. The family company has a number of lattice crawler cranes, mostly Koehring Read More

Big Lattice Tips in Florida

02/3/12
Crawler Crane Tips in Florida 2012

Florida Information has come in concerning a large lattice crawler crane that tipped in Hollywood Florida on Wednesday evening. The crane was either raising or lowering its boom and luffing jib when it lost stability and tipped forward. The jib came down in the middle of South 17th Avenue, which Read More

Reckless Lifting Operation

02/1/12

A mini-crawler crane lifting a skip containing liquid concrete onto a building site overturned, the boom of the crane striking a 26-year old worker’s upper body, inflicting fatal injuries. The lifting operation on the poorly managed site had not been adequately planned or supervised by employer Harris Calnan Construction Co Read More

Body of Man Killed in Thursday Crane Accident Recovered

11/6/11
Crane Tip Crushes Operator Anchorage Alaska 2011

Anchorage, Alaska 5/25/2012 Update: Juneau Company Fined for Crane Accident 11/10/2011 Update: OSHA Launches Investigation Into Crane Accident Efforts to retrieve the body of a man who died Thursday after being trapped inside a 25-ton crane have been completed. Capital City Fire and Rescue crews stated in a release they retrieved Read More

Crane Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

10/31/11
Crawler Crane Assembly Goes Wrong Japan 2011

Japan Two men were injured on Saturday at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, while assembling a crawler crane. The men were installing the crane’s back mast using another crawler crane, The support crane was lifting the back mast vertically in order to place it into its pivot points Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Five in China

10/10/11
The crane the following day alongside the 5MW power unit/nacelle

Lanzhou, China Five people have died and one was injured last night when a crane collapsed in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Few details of the incident are available but according to reports the accident occurred late last night at a wind power equipment company in Jiuquan. The boom of the Read More

Tele Crawler Tips

10/18/10
Counterweight Install Tips Crane Connecticut 2010

Connecticut A telescopic crawler crane has tipped over this morning in Connecticut while installing its counterweights. The crane a brand new Mantis/Tadano -either a 77 or 100 ton capacity unit, was setting up by the side of the road in Niantic, East Lyme and appears to have been lifting one Read More

Crane tips in Ottawa (Canada)

09/16/10
Crawler Crane Tips at Bridge Construction Canada 2010

A crawler crane tipped over yesterday in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada no one was injured in the incident which occurred on the site of the new Strandherd Bridge. It is not clear what happened from the material we have been sent, but it looks as though the crane was extracting piles? The Read More

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