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Worker Rescued From Under Bridge


United Kingdom A road worker has been rescued by firefighters after he was trapped under a bridge in County Tyrone. It happened at Drumragh Avenue in Omagh last night as machinery was being lowered into the River Strule. The man had been working on a hydraulic platform which malfunctioned. Another Read More

Blame Game Over Crane Mishap

Blame Game Over Crane Mishap

India The wires of a crane snapped while lifting a concrete slab weighing at least 60 tonne at the construction site of 1.2km interchange between VIP Road and EM Bypass on Saturday night. Several pedestrians had gathered to watch the crane when the slab dropped a few feet to the Read More

35-Ton Crane Crashes


California  A 70,000-pound, 60-foot-long boom crane wrecked on the southbound 405 Freeway just north of Harbor Boulevard on Friday morning, crashing through a sound wall and throwing debris into a backyard swimming pool that borders the freeway. The crane was traveling southbound on the freeway shortly before 6 a.m. Friday Read More

Crane Fire Snarls Tuesday Commute Near Bremerton

Crane Fire Snarls Tuesday Commute Near Bremerton (1)

Chico, Washington Highway 3 was at a standstill in both directions for a portion of the Tuesday evening commute after a large crane truck caught on fire in the northbound lanes of the highway near the Chico Way exit. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews arrived at the scene shortly Read More

Yacht Written off After Crane Collapses


United Kingdom A forty-tonne crane fell from Portchester Sailing Club’s Dolphin jetty, smashing into a brand new yacht. The hydraulic crane, which had been lowering the new 20,000 Westerly Konsort yacht on to estuary mud at low tide, collapsed into the bay at 3.35pm yesterday, crashing through a wooden jetty into Read More

Two Injured in Crane Mishap at Workshop


India Two persons were injured in Poonamallee on Friday after the body of a tipper lorry slipped from the crane that was lifting it and fell on them. The crane operator has been arrested for negligence. According to the police, a tipper lorry was brought for repair at a workshop Read More

Workers Killed in Medgaz Accident


Maritime Incident Three workers have been killed, four badly injured and one other is missing after an accident during the construction of an undersea gas platform between Spain and Algeria, the Medgaz consortium said on Wednesday. The accident occurred in international waters after a crane on the Saipem 7000 platform Read More

Crane Smashes into House in Matlock


United Kingdom A RUNAWAY crane has smashed into the front of a house in Matlock after apparently suffering a brake failure. The 20 tonne crane was travelling along Chesterfield Road on Wednesday morning when it is believed to have experienced problems with its air brakes and started to run away Read More

Local Worker Killed In Construction Accident


Tyler, Texas An East Texas construction worker has died following a worklift malfunction that trapped him between the lift and a ceiling beam Monday morning. A Tyler police spokesman said 49-year-old Juan Manuel Barron of Tyler was crushed while working on a scissor lift while installing drywall at the Lane’s Chapel United Methodist Read More

Runaway Crane Crashes in Tacoma Intersection

Runaway Crane Crashes in Tacoma Intersection (1)

Tacoma, Washington  A large mobile crane careened down a hill in central Tacoma Friday afternoon after its brakes failed, narrowly missing startled people on the way. The crane barreled down a hill from 15th Street and smashed into several trees, parked cars and light poles before coming to rest near Read More

Crane Topples on to Framework of House

Crane Topples on to Framework of House

New Zealand A crane toppled and smashed through the framework of a house under construction in a Stoke subdivision Monday afternoon, landing about two metres from the house next door. The crane, owned by Smith Crane and Construction, was left with a severe lean and its cab metres in the Read More

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