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A Lucky Escape in Bergen

Lucky Escape in Bergen12-12-2013 11-33-29 AM

Bergen, Norway The boom of a loader crane collapsed yesterday dropping a skip onto two vehicles in Bergen, Norway – in a street close to the city’s main shopping center. The crane, a Fassi owned by Svanco Transport, was lifting the skip down from the fifth floor of a building Read More

Crane Fatality in Boston

Crane Fatality in Boston 12-11-2013 1-36-54 PM

Boston Massachusetts A man was died after a six ton steel beam arch dropped from an overhead crane at Boston Bridge & Steel yesterday evening. The man – one of four men working in the vicinity at the time – was Marco Antonio Huezo Mancea, 46. Originally from El Salvador Read More

Drop Load Fatality

Dropped Load Fatality 11-11-2013 2-42-32 PM

London, England We now understand that a man who died on a London construction site on Wednesday was crushed after a concrete stairwell was dropped on him while it was being lifted into position. The incident occurred at the site of the new Francis Crick Institute – medical research center Read More

Lucky Escape after Edinburgh Crane Drops Load

Edinburgh Load Drop 6-12-2013 1-29-05 #2

Edinburgh, Scotland Stunned onlookers said they were amazed no-one was killed when a crane’s load-bearing straps snapped, showering heavy building materials on to the road below. Three people were injured when the timber and glass came crashing down on Great Junction Street, Leith, at 10.40 am yesterday. Witnesses said a Read More

Dropped Rotor

Dropped Rotor 6-7-2013 10-22-24 AM

Ontario, Canada A rotor was dropped last week as it was unloaded at new power generation facility in Durham Ontario, Canada. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident due to good safety procedures. The event may though highlight a design flaw in the lifting beam?         Read More

Crane Collapse Load Crushing Van


 A crane boom collapse caused a heavy load to drop around 30 meters onto a van during the Bauma breakdown last week. Thanks to fast reactions from the operator and colleagues a man escaped unhurt from what would have been a life ending experience.The crane was dismantling an asphalt plant last Thursday Read More

Worker Killed at Central Ohio Bridge Project


HEBRON, OHIO An Ohio Department of Transportation official says a contract worker on a bridge replacement project was struck by a steel beam and died. ODOT District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford says the accident happened Friday morning as a crane was being used to move a beam at the Read More

Crane Crashes into Shopping Mall


Johannesburg, South Africa An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of the Golden Walk shopping centre in Germiston this morning seriously injuring 25 shoppers, two of them seriously, paramedics said. The crane, a five axle Grove GMK owned by Babcock Plant, was preparing to lift an air conditioning unit  when it Read More

Road closed, power out


Blenheim, New Zealand A crane driver narrowly avoided being killed when a crane fell over in an accident on Hutcheson St, in Blenheim, yesterday.                           A crane has fallen over on Lansdowne St in Blenheim No-one was injured in Read More

Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Driver’s Cab


Sydney, Australia Witnesses say a burning crane swayed violently over a central Sydney building site before its arm crashed on to the roof of a nearby building.                                             The crane’s Read More

Tower Crane Jib Collapses


East London   The jib of a tower crane has collapsed onto a partially-built £170m residential scheme. Building understands the incident, which occurred yesterday morning on a Ballymore Properties scheme in Wapping, Tower Hamlets, did not result in any injuries. The load that was being carried by the crane at Read More

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