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Crane Overturns on Wind Farm

05/8/13

Fitjar, Norway A 500 tonne crane overturned early on Wednesday morning while relocating on a wind farm in Fitjar, to the south of Bergen in western Norway. The crane a 500 tonne Liebherr owned by Nordic Crane, had completed a lift installing the blades on a turbine and was being moved Read More

TruckCrane Overturn

05/7/13

Towanda, Pennsylvania A truck crane overturned while travelling yesterday near Towanda, Township in Bradford County northern Pennsylvania.                                   The incident occurred at an intersection on Route 220 when the boom truck based crane seems to Read More

Child Crushed by Crane

04/29/13

Guduvancherry, India A four-year-old girl was run over by a crane at a construction site in Guduvancherry to the South West of Chennai, India on Monday.  The girl, a daughter of construction workers, who were living in a tent on the site, was playing near to the mobile crane when the Read More

Crane Tipped Over Along the Shrewsbury River

04/10/13

Monmouth Beach, New Jersey A construction crane has tipped over along the Shrewsbury River in Monmouth Beach.                           The crane, which was on a barge in the river, appears to be part of a reconstruction project on a dock Read More

Crane Crashes into Shopping Mall

04/8/13

Johannesburg, South Africa An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of the Golden Walk shopping centre in Germiston this morning seriously injuring 25 shoppers, two of them seriously, paramedics said. The crane, a five axle Grove GMK owned by Babcock Plant, was preparing to lift an air conditioning unit  when it Read More

Road closed, power out

04/3/13

Blenheim, New Zealand A crane driver narrowly avoided being killed when a crane fell over in an accident on Hutcheson St, in Blenheim, yesterday.                           A crane has fallen over on Lansdowne St in Blenheim No-one was injured in Read More

Foreign worker killed in work site crash

04/3/13

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A foreign worker was killed in another crane crash – three days after a motorist was killed by falling construction equipment at the LRT project site. The latest victim, in his 30s, and another foreigner were on a sky lift, repairing the zinc roofing on a four-story flat Read More

Crane Topples Over in UMBC Construction Area

04/3/13

CATONSVILLE, Md. The incident happened near the area of Hilltop Circle and Walker Avenue in Catonsville, where construction is under way. No one injured during incident, university officials say                                       University officials confirmed Read More

Crane Overturned in UK

03/26/13

Down Thomas, S.W. England The incident occurred on a farm in Down Thomas to the south east of Plymouth, the crane a Demag AC30 owned by local company Lift It was lifting a 20ft container at the rear of a house on the site, when one of the outriggers appears to Read More

Crane Collapse at a Wind Farm

03/15/13

Near Pilling, UK This was the scene moments after a crane toppled to the ground at the site of a controversial £5.5m wind farm plan. The accident happened during the construction of two giant wind turbines at Orchard End wind farm on land outside England Hill, near Pilling. Residents who live near Read More

Crane and Soft Ground Don’t Mix

03/12/13

Eunice, Louisiana A truck crane overturned onto a house yesterday in the town of Eunice Louisiana while lifting the limbs of a tree being removed from the back of the property. The crane a four axle Terex truck crane owned by CDH Crane was set up with its outriggers on Read More

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