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Crane Crushes Fanciest Car in the Lot

10/28/12
car gets crushed by crane

Gits, Belgium An All Terrain crane overturned onto a rare car last week in Gits, Belgium – to the south of Brugge. Thankfully no one was injured or hurt in the incident. The crane, a 110 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 110G-5 owned by Mather crane hire of Ardooie was lifting Read More

Mechanic Killed in Fatal Crane Accident at Port of Oakland

10/24/12

Oakland, California A man died at the Port of Oakland after being crushed by a crane Wednesday morning, a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman said. The crane crushed the man at about 9:30 a.m. at Berth 37 of the port, Cal-OSHA spokesman Peter Melton said. The man, Read More

Officials Identify Maui Worker Killed in Crane Accident

10/23/12

Maui, Hawaii A crane operator at a Kahului business was fatally injured this morning when the crane tipped over, crushing him beneath it, Maui police said. Police identified the victim as Ronald Nakasone, 62. Nakasone was moving equipment in the baseyard of Hawthorne Pacific Corporation, 470 Hana Highway, when the Read More

Crane Accident Occurred Prior to Florida Garage Collapse

10/10/12
Crane Accident Miami Florida Parking Garage

Miami, Florida The CEO of the construction firm responsible for a five-story garage that partially collapsed Wednesday said a crane had bumped a column inside the structure earlier this week. However, Ajax Building Corp. CEO Bill Byrne said at a press conference Friday morning that while the crane sustained damage, Read More

Worker’s Legs Badly Broken in Vienna Crane Erection Accident

10/2/12

Vienna, Austria A site worker was admitted to hospital in Vienna yesterday with major fractures to both legs when a 700-Kg section of crane fell against him during the erection of the crane at a construction site on Billroth Street in the Dobling area of the city.

Spider Crane Overturns on Worker in Ireland

09/30/12
Spider Crane Collapse in Ireland

Ireland, UK A man suffered injuries to his legs last week after a narrow track spider lift he was moving overturned on him, trapping his legs under the machine. The incident occurred on Tuesday in the town of Cavan in central Ireland, we have few details apart from a grainy Read More

Crane Counterweights Fall & Crush Worker

09/27/12

Germany On Wednesday afternoon on a site on Doktor Hans Bunte Street in Wunsiedl, Bavaria, a construction worker died in a crush accident during the erecting of a crane. He was standing on the rear of a lorry when heavy concrete sections being used as a counterweight on the crane Read More

Falling Crane Hook Clouts Flemish Worker

09/17/12

Belgium A 41-year old worker is listed in critical condition in hospital following an accident at the weekend at Victor Buyck Steel Construction in Eeklo, northwest of Ghent, where he was struck on the head by a hook which fell from a working crane.

Man Crushed by Overhead Crane in UK

09/12/12

United Kingdom A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in the UK after he inadvertently trapped himself between the platform he was using and an overhead crane. Richard Mintram, 44, an electro-mechanical maintenance technician was believed to be using a boom lift at the premises of waste disposal company Tradebe, Read More

Man’s Legs Injured in Industrial Crane Accident in Aberdeen

09/3/12
Crane Accident - Man Taken to Hospital with Leg Inuries

Aberdeen, Scotland The worker sustained leg injuries after the accident involving a crane at the city’s Beach Leisure Centre. A man has been taken to hospital with leg injuries following an industrial accident in Aberdeen. The incident, which involved a crane, happened at around 9am on Monday at the city’s Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Chennai

08/13/12
Crane Accident Chennai India

Channai, India 8/14/2012 Update – Human Error to Blame There has been another fatal crane incident on one of India’s major metro projects in Chennai last Wednesday night. A crawler crane, a 75 tonne Tata TFC 280, was lifting 25 tonnes of reinforcing bar when the boom buckled, dropping the Read More

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