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Young Dad Dies in Building Site Crane Collapse

Young dad dies in building site crane collapse(1)

United Kingdom A young father was killed when a five-tonne crane collapsed on him at a building site. Carpenter Craig Page, of Caledonian Road, Islington, was working when the crane tipped over and crushed him under its jib. The 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene in Denning Road, Hampstead, Read More

Large Govan Shipyard Crane Snaps

Three Injured in Crane Accident

United Kingdom An 80 tonne crane at a Govan shipyard has snapped while carrying out routine operations. BAE Systems confirmed that three employees were involved in the incident which happened at the company’s site on the Clyde at about 0800 BST. One man is being treated in hospital for minor Read More

Crane Collapses Yards from Cranes Today Conference

Crane Collapses Yards from Cranes Today Conference (1)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates A luffing jib crane collapsed in Dubai, last Wednesday 30 January, only yards away from where 200 crane experts were visiting Cranes Today’s second Middle East Cranes conference in Dubai. The Potain luffer appears to have been lifting a concrete bucket at the time of the Read More

Crane Toppled in Alabama

Crane Toppled in Alabama

Alabama  A crane contractor in Alabama had a spreader system delivered outside the company’s main gate. The crane tried to pick it up and walk it back to the building site but couldn’t due to new power lines put in place above the gate. They decided to attach jib AND Read More

Crane Fails at Hospital Construction Site


Monomonee, Wisconsin Jib folded. More information lost due to broken links.

Towercrane Collapses in South Loop

Towercrane Collapses in South Loop (1)

Chicago, Illinois The crane is a free standing Pecco from Morrow Crane. The following was sent by a supporter of the work of The photos are exclusive. The crane is a free standing Pecco from Morrow crane. The jib and the counter jib landed on top of each other Read More

Man Dies in Crane Accident


Lakeland, Florida A crane at a residential construction site snapped off its boom and fell on the crane operator’s 55-year-old friend, killing him, officials said. The victim, Harry Weaver, had driven the crane operator to the job site in a residential golfing community in south Lakeland Wednesday, said Rusty Parsons, Read More

Crane Crash Shock


Aberdeen, Scotland, UK STAFF at a North Sea service company in Aberdeen had a lucky escape yesterday when the jib of a 90-tonne mobile crane crashed through the roof of a workshop.

Unverified Report Received


Georgetown, Texas United Crane turned a 75 ton truck crane over in their yard by high booming the hydraulic with no rear outriggers extended but heavy damage was done to the jib. In regards to the United Crane accident in Georgetown, the crane was taken to their Houston shop for Read More

500 Ton Demag Accident

500 ton Demag (1)

Seattle, Washington  On February 27, 2001, Sicklesteel Cranes was moving a 500 ton Demag with a luffing jib attached, in preparation of booming it down for disassembly. Somehow the crane became unbalanced and tipped over. The boom crushed the two conveyors that feed coal to the top of Trans Alta’s Centralia, Washington coal fired Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Man


Derry, New Hampshire Hooksett man, 41, killed when part of a crane falls on him.  He was helping set up over the roof at the Sanmina Corporation plant came crashing down, knocking him to the ground and landing on top of him. David Daigle, 41, of Hooksett, was taken to Read More

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