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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 boom collapses into Alsea Bay

03/6/13

Lincoln County, Oregon The pic. are from the video CLPUD project to replace high voltage line support structures across the bay. NO INJURIES.                         News Lincoln County has sent the video to all four Portland TV stations which will Read More

Crane Damaged Home of Dukes of Brabant

03/1/13

Brussels, Belgium A crane damaged the balustrade on the deteriorating home of the Dukes of Brabant in Bussels, on Friday shortly before 17:30 said the alderman  Geoffroy Coomans de Brachène. Two fire trucks are working to secure the roof and prevent possible falling rocks and tiles.                     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

Crane Overturns

02/26/13

Dusseldorf, Germany A five axle All Terrain crane overturned last Tuesday while lifting a roof beam at a swimming pool in the Flingern district of Dusseldorf, Germany.               The crane boom came down over the pool Thankfully there were no injuries although the damage 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

Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse

02/1/13

Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

Bronx Crane Accident Kills Filipino Worker

12/9/12

Jersey City, New Jersey A 38-year-old Filipino father of four was crushed to death when an industrial size air conditioning unit fell from a crane onto the sidewalk next to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Tuesday morning, the police said. Michael Tristan Mananghaya of Jersey City, N.J. was rushed to the hospital’s Read More

Hardhat Crushed in Bronx Horror

12/5/12

Bronx, New York A construction worker was crushed to death in The Bronx yesterday by a giant refrigeration unit that slid off a crane. A crane was hoisting the front of the trailer next to Bronx Lebanon Hospital as Tristan Mananghaya stood next to it, authorities at the scene said. Read More

Fatal Wind Farm Accident in Germany

12/3/12
Wind Farm Accident Germany

Mannhegan, Germany A fatal wind farm incident happened yesterday morning at 10am on a site in Mannhagen, northern Germany. The operator of the Felbermayr owned Liebherr crawler crane was killed when a blade dropped onto the cab during the installation of Vestas turbines. A statement from Vestas Wind Systems A/S Read More

Workman Dies After Being Hit by Falling Cement Bucket

11/9/12

Columbia A construction worker died in Medilaser Hospital after being injured at the Amaranto Club House, a Pagroup site near the Alberto Galindo district north of Neiva. He was working on the 8th floor at the newbuild site when a bucket of cement being lifted by crane became unstable and Read More

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