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Spider Flips in Belgium

Spider Tips Over in Belgium 2012

Menem, Belgium Two men jumped clear of a spider lift as it overturned in Menem, Belgium yesterday, they are said to have suffered from leg fractures of some kind. The men were working on roof repairs in what looks like an Italmec R14 or R16 supplied by Alti. According to Read More

Boom Truck Overturns in Maryland

Crane Overturns in Maryland 2012

Bethesda, Maryland A large boom truck type truck crane overturned in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday while removing a tree from the back yard of a house. The operator was trapped in the cab of the crane and was taken to hospital with a broken leg. The crane was rented to Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collapse in Glasgow

crane collapse glasgow 2012

Glasgow, Scotland One man is dead and another seriously injured after the boom of a truck mounted lift buckled in Glasgow Scotland. Details of what happened are sketchy, as it occurred less than two hours ago, but we understand that the two were working from a 43 metre Bizzochi lift Read More

Crane Boom Buckles in Norway

Crane Boom Buckles Norway 2012

Norway A 100 tonne crane boom buckled while lifting bridge beams in Northern Norway earlier this week. The crane, owned by Vest Kran, was working from a massive barge, installing a new bridge in Vikan, near Bodø when the incident occurred. No one was injured. According to the plant manager Read More

Inmates Moved After Jail Crane Collapse

Crane Collapse into Jail - Grand Rapids, MI 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) For the workers who were inside the Kent County Jail when the 250-foot-high crane collapsed, there were some terrifying moments. 24 Hour News 8 spoke to a worker who was directing the crane from the ground when it came tumbling down. “It was pretty scary. Shaky,” said Read More

Reckless Lifting Operation


A mini-crawler crane lifting a skip containing liquid concrete onto a building site overturned, the boom of the crane striking a 26-year old worker’s upper body, inflicting fatal injuries. The lifting operation on the poorly managed site had not been adequately planned or supervised by employer Harris Calnan Construction Co Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Five in China

The crane the following day alongside the 5MW power unit/nacelle

Lanzhou, China Five people have died and one was injured last night when a crane collapsed in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Few details of the incident are available but according to reports the accident occurred late last night at a wind power equipment company in Jiuquan. The boom of the Read More

Crane topples over near Naples Beach Hotel

Palm Tree Tips Crane in Naples 2011

Naples, Florida A 103-foot crane toppled over Tuesday afternoon in a residential area along Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples. Nobody was hurt as the crane, valued at $280,000, fell over while an operator moved a palm tree at 779 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. The lot has a 32,000-square-foot house Read More

Overloading Caused Deadly Construction Mishap in Makati


Manila, Phillipines An arson investigator of the Bureau of Fire in Makati City said on Friday overloading caused the construction accident at the Eton Residences where 10 workers died. Senior Fire Officer 1 Jerson Montada said the gondola lift, without equipment, only has a capacity of 4 to 5 people. Read More

Crane Crushes its Driver to Death

Vietnam Crane Crashes Over 2011

Vietnam A crane fell and killed its driver in Ho Chi Minh City Tuesday. Dang Van Quang, 24, of Nghe An Province, lost control of the crane while maneuvering it. The 50-meter jib of the crane fell from a height of 45 meters, crushing him to death in the cabin. Read More

Crane Collapses While Working on Oklahoma Dam


Ponco City, Oklahoma The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating how a crane collapsed into Kaw Lake while performing maintenance repairs on the dam. Army Corps of Engineers officials say the crane tipped over as it was lifting a piece of equipment on the top of the dam about Read More

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