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Fatal Crane Incident in Melbourne

09/19/18

One man has died and two are injured, one very seriously, after a tower crane dropped a fully loaded 53 cubic feet skip of concrete onto the men, who were working in the pour area below. The incident occurred on the site for a new 12 story apartment block on Read More

Lucky Escape in London

08/8/18

A slinger/signaller helping unload a truck at the site of a new high rise tower in Bishopsgate, London, UK, had a lucky escape after he was suddenly hoisted into the air by the tag line he was using in July of 2018. Captured on the CCTV system, (See video link Read More

Tower Crane Overturn

07/31/18

A tower crane overturned onto the roof of a house that it was helping to renovate in Neckargemünd – west of Heidelberg, Germany on Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2018. The self-erecting crane, an Arcomet T25A, was set up on the hill side and was being operated by remote control when Read More

Strong Winds Take Crane Jib

07/26/18

Strong winds took a luffing tower crane jib over the back in a Melbourne, Australia on Monday night, July 24. The crane, a Raimondi owned by sales and rental company Clark Cranes was working on a Rescom site in the Richmond area of central Melbourne when the wind caught the Read More

Crane Jib Pierces Train

06/11/18

The jib of a tower crane being removed from the crane dropped onto a passing train on Saturday in Switzerland. The jib had just been lifted from of the crane when one end dropped onto the track just as a train was approaching. Fortunately, the train driver saw the jib Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

08/26/16
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Béjaïa, Algeria A tower crane collapsed yesterday in the town of Béjaïa on the north coast of Algeria killing one man and seriously injuring the operator. Two other men received more minor injuries. The local police report says that the crane was 32 meters high and equipped with a 55 Read More

Tower Crane Emergency

07/29/16
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Hamburg, Germany The emergency services were called to a tower crane that had started to list in Hamburg, Germany yesterday. The crane operator was lifting a couple of sheets of re-bar on the surprisingly untidy site in the Lokstedt area of the city, when the crane tower shifted. He immediately Read More

Tower Crane Drops Jib

05/18/16
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Charlotte Street, London A tower crane jib came crashing down onto the building it was working on in Charlotte Street, London. We have received several reports from readers in London, one of which said that the crane lost its counterweight, although that has not been confirmed. We do know that Read More

Major Construction Crane Accident Hornsby, Sydney, Australia

03/5/16
Tower Crane Accident Hornby, Sydney, Australia

February 26, 2016 Neighbors to a construction site in Hornsby Australia were evacuated after a tower crane collapsed in Hornsby, a town in the northwest of Sydney. Fire and Rescue did not believe that wind was the cause at the time. Three blocks of buildings were evacuated nearby, and cranes Read More

Tower Crane Jib Down in Tel Aviv

10/26/15

Tel Aviv, Israel The luffing jib of an out of service tower crane blew over the back of the superstructure in strong winds in Tel Aviv, Israel this morning. The storm caused extensive damage in the area, uprooting trees and taking overhead power lines down. Thankfully no one was hurt Read More

Crane Operator Rescued

10/9/15

Stockton, California A crane operator who suffered a heart attack was rescued with the help of another tower crane in Stockton, California, yesterday. The operator’s cab was at a height of more than 60 meters. The emergency services were called by the main contractor Turner Construction Company, two firemen then Read More

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