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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in China

03/6/19

A tower crane collapsed the morning of January 23, 2019 while it was being dismantled in the city of Yueyang, in the Northeastern corner of Hunan Province, China. At least four people were struck directly by the falling crane tower and jib, two of them died at the scene, while Read More

Mobile Tower Crane Incident in London

11/27/18

The jib of a Spierings mobile self erecting tower crane broke free and dropped onto the job site where it was working, in London, UK, Wednesday, November 21. Thankfully no was injured in the incident and damage was light. We understand that the cause of the incident was due to Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Melbourne

09/19/18

One man has died and two are injured, one very seriously, after a tower crane dropped a fully loaded 53 cubic feet skip of concrete onto the men, who were working in the pour area below. The incident occurred on the site for a new 12 story apartment block on Read More

Seven Die in Crane Incident

09/21/15
7 Die 10-2-2015 1-53-50 PM

Bihar Region of India Seven men were killed last Monday in the Bihar region of India, after the boom of a small crawler crane came down on them. Details are still far from clear, but we do know that the crane was on a barge below the bridge, and was Read More

Ironworker Hurt After Falling Some 40 Feet

07/10/15
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Logan International Airport, Massachusetts A 53-year-old ironworker was critically injured Friday morning at Logan International Airport when he fell some 40 feet to the ground after a 32-ton concrete panel he was trying to secure fell from a crane hoisting it to the third floor of a parking garage under construction. Read More

Load Dropped in New York

06/1/15
Drop Load NY 6-5-2015 11-41-46 AM

 Manhattan, New York A large mobile crane dropped its load yesterday in central Manhattan, New York after part of the load rigging failed. The load was being lifted by a 500 ton Liebherr All Terrain owned by Bay Crane and was rigged with around 50 meters of main boom and Read More

Fatality at Crane Yard

06/1/15

Stratford on Avon, the UK A man working in the yard of UK crawler and mobile crane distributor and rental company AGD Equipment, died after suffering a serious head injury last Wednesday. The man, 49, was apparently struck by a piece of steel which broke away from a check valve Read More

Telehandler and platform flips

04/29/15

West Fargo, North Dakota     A man was seriously injured yesterday when a telehandler fitted with a work platform overturned. The man Chad Miller, 25, in the platform at the time with a load of roof shingles. According to the local police, the CAT TH360B was working on the Read More

Dropped Beam Proves Fatal

03/13/15
Dropped Beam 3-20-2015 4-37-48 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A 20 metrer steel I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil killing an elderly pedestrian.                                           Read More

Dropped Load Proves Fatal

03/4/15
Dropped Load 3-6-2015 2-13-15 PM

Tromsø, Norway A man waiting in a partially lowered platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a heavy concrete panel on him at a building site in Tromsø, Norway The 19 ton lift shaft panel dropped around 12 meters, following some sort of sling or rigging failure. The Read More

Minnesota Telehandler Fatality

03/4/15
Telehandler Fatality 3-6-2015 2-13-55 PM

Rochester, Minnesota A man was killed on Friday when a telehandler attachment, or fork carriage, broke free and dropped on him at a hotel construction site in Rochester, Minnesota. The man, Ben Baird, 30, was standing under the CAT TL 1055 at the time, and was rushed to hospital with Read More

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