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Crane Fall Kills Two Workers

06/21/13

Bangkok, Tailand A construction crane at a condominium site in Bangkok fell to the ground on Saturday and crushed two workers to death.  The crane is believed to be a tower crane. The crane fell from the fifth floor of the Supalai Park condominium in Soi Phetkasem 25/3 opposite Siam Read More

Crushing Incident in Pittsburgh

06/19/13
Crush Pittsburg 6-21-2013 10-12-13 AM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A bridge inspector lost his life yesterday after he was crushed between the boom lift he was using and a steel bridge beam. The man, Tripat Mann, 58, reportedly an employee of the MA Beech Group, was inspecting a bridge over the I-279 highway in the north of Read More

Man Trapped under Crane Boom Dies

06/11/13
Man Dies under a boom 6-12-2013 2-08-24 PM

Albuquerque, New Mexico A man was crushed by the boom of a mobile crane yesterday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The man was declared dead by the emergency services shortly after they arrived on the scene. Details are very sketchy with conflicting reports, the incident occurred at the premises of steel Read More

Two killed in Stark County

05/4/13

Perry, Ohio Two workers outside Timken’s Faircrest steel mill in Perry Township were killed instantly early Saturday afternoon when a massive piece of a crane fell on them. The Stark County coroner’s office identified the men as Brian Black and Mark Tovissi and said both worked for Canton-based Beaver Excavating Read More

Child Crushed by Crane

04/29/13

Guduvancherry, India A four-year-old girl was run over by a crane at a construction site in Guduvancherry to the South West of Chennai, India on Monday.  The girl, a daughter of construction workers, who were living in a tent on the site, was playing near to the mobile crane when the Read More

Tower crane falls in Siberia

04/25/13

Novosibirsk, Russia High winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane on Wednesday. The contractor continued to operate the crane in spite of high winds and, according to witnesses, abnormal movement of the tower. The crane then came down on three cars parked in the street below. The Read More

Man Crushed in Crane Accident

03/20/13

Kimberley, South Africa Kimberley – A man was crushed to death when a metal load hanging from a crane fell on him in a scrapyard in Kimberley, paramedics said on Wednesday.                               A crane lifts a car Read More

Crane and Soft Ground Don’t Mix

03/12/13

Eunice, Louisiana A truck crane overturned onto a house yesterday in the town of Eunice Louisiana while lifting the limbs of a tree being removed from the back of the property. The crane a four axle Terex truck crane owned by CDH Crane was set up with its outriggers on Read More

Crane Collapse Two Workers Killed

03/1/13

New York, NY Rescue lights illuminate the scene of Friday’s crane collapse. Two construction workers were killed when a crane snapped and smashed into an apartment building.                               For the second time in 11 weeks, a Read More

Bay Bridge crane topples

02/21/13

Oakland, Calif.   A piece of the temporary support, (right) under the eastern section of the new Bay Bridge which fall onto a crane below is moved away from the toppled crane in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday Feb. 21 2013                       Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Bahrain

01/1/13
Bahrain Crane Accident

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile lattice boom crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. The cause has initially been blamed on the failure of one or more hooks on the set of lifting chains being used. The man, Mohammed Ferdous Islam, 29, from Read More

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