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Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Singapore

09/30/13
Fatal Tower Singapore 10-4-2013 12-19-25 PM

Singapore A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the National Gallery site in Singapore. A third man has more minor injuries.                                             Read More

Crane Tips Over, Lands on House

08/20/13
Crane Overturns on House 8-23-2013 1-14-36 PM

Tequesta, Florida A South Florida home was damaged in a crane accident Tuesday morning.                         This crane was being used to replace an air-conditioning unit when it toppled over and landed on a house. Tequesta Fire-Rescue spokesman Peter Allen said Read More

Tower Crane Jib Buckles

07/9/13
Tower Crane Buckles in Switzerland 7-12-2013 11-50-51 AM

Uetendorf, Switzerland The jib of a tower crane working on a construction site in Uetendorf near Thun, Switzerland buckled last week dropping its load into the site. The crane, owned or contracted by the Thun based contractor Läderach Weibel, was lifting what looks like a skip full of supplies and Read More

Lucky Escape after Edinburgh Crane Drops Load

06/10/13
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

05/29/13
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

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

Crane Accident Snarls Traffic in Manila

02/12/12

Manila Traffic was snarled along a portion of Taft Avenue in Manila before noon Sunday following a freak accident involving a crane boom that fell off a 40-foot flatbed trailer. No one was initially reported injured in the accident at the corner of Taft Avenue and Finance Road, according to Read More

Man, 22, Killed in South Side Industrial Accident

06/7/11

Milwaukee, Wisconsin A 22-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in an industrial accident on the south side Tuesday when a 6,000-pound steel bar fell on him. Benjamin H. Alcorn, a crane operator at Acme Galvanizing Inc., 2730 S. 19th St., was crushed about 4 a.m. under a steel bar that had Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Vaughan

08/12/10

Vaughan A man in his 30s is dead after a construction accident in Vaughan, north of Toronto. It happened Monday after a steel beam being moved by a crane became loose and fell on the man, who was working on the fourth floor of an office building under construction. Fire Read More

Edison Man Dies From Injuries in Woodbridge Construction Work Accident

08/12/09

Woodbridge, New Jersey A 26-year-old Edison man was killed Tuesday after an accident at a bridge construction site, police said today. Luis C. Tavares was working on a new bridge at the Conrail freight crossing on Blair Road in Avenel when a 1,500-pound steel plate being lowered by a back Read More

Calgary Man Dies on the Job After Crane Accident

05/8/09

Canada  A 27 year old male died while working at a construction site today in Calgary. The man was crushed to death after building material fell down onto him on a construction site in downtown Calgary. Police responded to the accident at 2:15PM in the 200 block of 9th Avenue Read More

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