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Idaho Man Injured in Crane Accident

08/8/12

Blackfoot, Idaho A southern Idaho man was hospitalized after he was crushed by a shifting crane at a construction site. Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus said the 33-year-old Blackfoot man was working at the site Monday when a crane that had been loaded onto a flatbed truck shifted, pinning him Read More

Crane Operator Criticaly Injured in UW Construction Accident

07/22/12
seattle crane accident

Seattle, Washington A heavy equipment operator suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday when a huge slab of concrete fell at a building demolition project on the University of Washington campus, crushing the cab of a crane and trapping the man inside for nearly two hours. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, in the Read More

Highway Collapse in Istanbul

07/15/12
Istanbul Highway Collapse 2012

Istanbul A reader has sent us details of a job that went wrong last week in Istanbul taking a man’s life and damaging a large crane. The crane a Demag AC700 owned by Sistem Vinc was helping dismantle a flyover on the D-100 Metrobüs link road into the city. A Read More

Massive 2500 Kilo Concrete Construction Fail

06/29/12

Amsterdam During the filming of Jaasir Linger in Amsterdam, all of a sudden a crane drops a massive concrete slab on top of a parked line bus and totaled it!  

Pipe Falls During Crane Lifting at Cement Works

06/8/12

Malta A heavy pipe fell during hoisting by crane yesterday at a cement works on Triq L-Industrija (Industry Street) in Kirkop, killing a 45-year old Nigerian worker.

Crane Fatality on Bangalore Metro

05/31/12

Bangalore, India A 24-year-old labourer was crushed to dead under a crane boom at one of the Metro constructions sites early Wednesday morning when it fell on him while shifting a bentonite slurry tank. The labourer has been identified as Amarjeet Singh from Kapurthala district in Punjab. Amarjeet had been Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Incident in Spain

05/8/12
Crane Overturns & Kills Operator Spain 2012

Spain A self-propelled boom lift overturned on Monday at a construction site in Avilés, northern Spain killing the operator, 27 year old construction worker Gonzalo Fuente López. López was painting metal elements on the facade of a new building with a fully extended Haulotte HA260PX 4×4 articulated boom, we understand Read More

Miraculously All Survived Crushed Car

05/7/12
Car Smashed by Crane Zhengzhou China 2012

Zhengzhou, China The XCMG Loader Crane flipped landing on a travelling car at the Zhengzhou airport in North Central China. The occupants of the flattened car survived with minor injuries to the driver – The family of four included a two year old.

Crane Fatality in Wisconsin

04/22/12
Crawler Crane

Green Bay, Wisconsin A man died on Friday after he was pinned under a crawler crane boom that gave way as it was being unloaded on Highway 41 near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The state police and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are investigating the incident along with OSHA. While it is Read More

Man Killed in Crane Collapse

03/21/12

Brisbane, Australia A worker has been crushed to death after a crane collapsed at the Port of Brisbane last night. Police say the accident happened about 11:30pm (AEST). Inspector Jo Jaramazovic says a group had been working on reclaimed land on Fisherman Islands. “A 43-year-old male has passed away as 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

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