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Near Miss Spurs Warning


Odessa, Texas   A crane operator had a near miss yesterday in Odessa, Texas when a boom pivot pin came out. Owners of similar cranes are urged to pay particular attention to the boom and lift cylinder pivot pins. he crane, a new 120 tonne Link Belt HTC 3140 truck Read More

Crane Collapses on Church, Injuring Two Workers


 Mount Vernon Two people suffered injuries when a crane collapsed on a church in Fairfax County, but fast action by the crane operator kept a bad situation from getting worse.                                 Jim Perkins of B&M Read More

Crane Boom Collapse


SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York The lattice crane boom of a small crawler crane collapsed at the Pavilion Grand construction site late Tuesday afternoon, its boom smashing through the surrounding fence and landing on the sidewalk at 30 Lake Ave.                         Read More

Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse


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

Fatal Crane Incident in Bahrain

Bahrain Crane Accident

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile lattice boom crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. The cause has initially been blamed on the failure of one or more hooks on the set of lifting chains being used. The man, Mohammed Ferdous Islam, 29, from Read More

Window Cleaners Saved

window cleaners saved

Abu Dhabi, UAE Two window cleaners had to be rescued after the motor failed on a suspended scaffold which was working on the 15th floor of a building in Abu Dhabi on Monday evening. Local police and the Civil Defence were able to bring the men down with the use Read More

Lattice Crane Tips in Mexico

Lattice Crane Tips Mexico City 2012 (2)

Mexico City A 550 lattice truck crane tipped precariously while working on a road job in Mexico City on Saturday, after one of its outriggers broke through into a disused pedestrian underpass. The crane a Liebherr LG1550, owned and operated by crane and heavy lift company Sarens, was working a Read More

Train Rail Pins Nebraska Crane Operator in Industrial Accident


Harvey, New Brunswick A crane operator in New Brunswick was pinned to the controls of his machine by a train rail Tuesday in an industrial accident. A news release from the volunteer fire department in Harvey says the worker was using a crane on Tuesday night to lift some decommissioned Read More

Worker Killed in Offshore Crane Accident Near Galveston


Gulf of Mexico A worker at an Energy Resource Technology production platform in the Gulf of Mexico was killed when a crane collapsed at the site, the government confirmed today. The accident took place Tuesday at the shallow-water oil and gas production platform about 75 miles southeast of Galveston. According Read More

Metro Crane Crashes Into Graveyard in Bangalore


Bangalore, India Simplex Infrastructure was in news again, this time for a crane accident that happened around 12.45 am on Tuesday near a metro construction site, when it crashed into the compound wall of Harishchandra Ghat. The incident took place on Mahakavi Kuvempu Road when three men on board, including Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Accident in Spain

Tower Crane Collapse in Malaga Spain 2011

Malaga, Spain A man died yesterday on a building site in the small village of Cártama to the north of Málaga, after the jib of a tower crane ‘broke its back’ and crashed down onto the scaffold he was working from, throwing him from the third floor of the structure Read More

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