Crane Accidents

Crane Talk Discussion Forum

‘Overloading’ Archive

Page 4 of 9««...23456...»»

Foreign worker killed in work site crash


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 vs bulldozer


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

Oops… Omagh’s new bridge damaged


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 topples in Haddonfield; tree trimmer injured


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

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

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

Crane Overloaded in New York

See Update New York Original Story The operator of the crawler crane that collapsed in New York on Wednesday has been blamed for overloading the crane. A statement from the Department of Buildings claims that the crane was lifting a load of 23,900lbs (10.8 tonnes), when the crane’s maximum capacity Read More

NYC crane collapses; 7 people hurt, 3 seriously

Tower Crane Collapses in New York

New York 1/11/2013 Report Update – Operator Error Ends in Revoked License A 200-foot crane collapsed onto a building under construction near the East River waterfront Wednesday, injuring seven people, three of them seriously. A two-story framework for the residential building in the New York City borough of Queens had Read More

Crane Snaps in Atlanta While Removing Macy’s Great Tree

Christmas Tree Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia A crane taking down the Macy’s Great Tree atop Lenox Square snapped in the process Wednesday morning. WSB-TV’s Carol Sbarge went to the Buckhead mall, where the Christmas tree was partially hanging off the edge of the Macy’s roof around 9 a.m. Atlanta firefighters were at the scene. Lenox Read More

Expensive Crane Collapse in the UK

Mobile Crane Collapse Gillingham UK

Gillingham, United Kingdom Two UK companies have been fined a total of £50,000 following the overturn of a mobile crane in 2009. South Coast Crane Hire Ltd and principal contractors, JR Pickstock Ltd were each fined £10,000 plus 14,917 in costs and charged with a serious failure in communications. Neither Read More

Crane Goes Over in Norway

mobile crane tips in norway

Haugesund, Norway A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. The crane operator was pulled out of the cab by work colleagues and was apparently unhurt. The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by Nordic Crane was we understand removing Read More

Aerial Lift Causes Fatality


Garrett, Indiana A man was killed this week after falling from the platform of an aerial lift as it attempted to lift a tree in Garrett, Indiana on Wednesday. The man, Paul Graber, 56, is the owner of Auburn Tree Service and was working alongside Holiday Lakes to the south Read More

Page 4 of 9««...23456...»»