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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

A Man Electricuted

03/28/13

Brisbane, Australia A man was reportedly thrown from the aerial lift he was using in Brisbane, Australia earlier today after touching overhead power lines and receiving an electric shock. The man, 25, employed by utility company Energex was apparently working on a pole replacement job and maintenance work on the 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

Crane boom collapses into Alsea Bay

03/6/13

Lincoln County, Oregon The pic. are from the video CLPUD project to replace high voltage line support structures across the bay. NO INJURIES.                         News Lincoln County has sent the video to all four Portland TV stations which will Read More

Toppled Crane Causes Traffic Disruption

03/6/13

Paynters Road area, Bermuda   A crane working in the Paynters Road area fell into a ditch and toppled over yesterday.                       A police spokesman said: “A crane from D&J Construction was carrying out some work in the area, and it Read More

Crane vs bulldozer

03/5/13

Russia Gorodetsky Dam is under repair. A 35-ton mobile crane was lowering a bulldozer into the lock, when both crane and bulldozer was turned over into the lock.                                           As luck nobody was hurt. The driver sensed Read More

Crane Damaged Home of Dukes of Brabant

03/1/13

Brussels, Belgium A crane damaged the balustrade on the deteriorating home of the Dukes of Brabant in Bussels, on Friday shortly before 17:30 said the alderman  Geoffroy Coomans de Brachène. Two fire trucks are working to secure the roof and prevent possible falling rocks and tiles.                     Read More

Oops… Omagh’s new bridge damaged

02/20/13

Omagh, Northern Ireland. OMAGH’S newest pedestrian bridge will have to wait a little longer before coming into operation after being damaged just as it was being put in place.                         With the bridge damaged during it’s placement, supports from Read More

Crane Hits House in Stavanger

02/11/13

Stavanger, Norway A four axle All Terrain crane ran into a house in Stavager, Norway on Friday after the driver is thought to have suffered a health issue, possibly a blackout.                             The house was occupied but Read More

Crane topples in Haddonfield; tree trimmer injured

02/7/13

Haddonfield, A crane overturned in Haddonfield while lifting a large section of a tree that had been cut from its trunk. The tree trimmer suffered a fractured leg and the crane operator was trapped for more than an hour.                       Read More

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