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Strong Winds Cause Tower Crane Collapse in Australia

06/11/12
strong winds cause tower crane collapse

Perth, Australia Strong winds in Perth, Western Australia, took the luffing jib of a tower crane over the back and onto the roof of a hospital on Sunday as winds as high as 140kph caused widespread damage to the region. The crane that lost its jib, a Potain luffer, was Read More

Tower Crane Collapses in Singapore

04/9/12
Tower Crane Collapse Singapore 2012

Singapore A man was seriously injured on Friday when the jib of a luffing jib tower crane came down in Singapore. The crane was working on a site next to the National University Hospital site on South Buona Vista Road, when the failure occured. At this stage we do not Read More

Giant Crane Falls on Pre-war House

03/27/12
Tower Crane Collapses on Pre-war House 2011

Goerge Town One person died while three others were injured when a seven-storey-high crane tower at a construction site toppled and fell on a pre-war house. Bachelor Liang Yit Kwang, 65, who was believed to be sleeping on the second floor of the house, died after he was buried in Read More

Fall Injures Tower Crane Operator

02/24/12
Tower Crane Operator Falls Montreal Canada 2012

Montreal, Canada A tower crane operator was rescued yesterday in Montreal, Canada, after he fell around five metres. The man was reportedly climbing the tower and had almost reached the cab of the 35 metre high crane, when he slipped and fell around five metres inside the tower. A specially Read More

Crane Comes Down in KL

02/10/12
Tower Crane Falls Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A tower crane fell 35 stories after a counterweight fell off. Residents in Jalan Ampang here had an afternoon jolt first by the thunderous sound of a crash and then when they realised that a crane had tumbled 35 floors to the ground. The crane destroyed three Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Penang

10/4/11
Tower Crane Collapse Penang Malaysia 2011

Penang, Malaysia A tower crane fell onto three residential houses last night in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. The collapse occurred around midnight, when the crane, located on the site of a new 20 floor hotel on the opposite side of the street from the affected homes, went over from its base. Read More

Tower Crane Falls in Mumbai

09/13/11
Tower Crane Collapse Mumbai India 2011

Mumbai, India 09/22/2011 Update – Man Loses Legs in Crane Accident A brand new tower crane went over last week in Mumbai, India landing on a residential apartment block. The crane collapsed at a job in the Haji Kasam Chawl area of the city, and is said to have injured Read More

Five Die in Bangalore Tower Crane Accident

07/1/11
5 Die in Tower Crane Accident India 2011

Bangalore, India Five tower crane erectors in Bangalore, India died yesterday after the climbing platform/frame they were using gave way and fell around 50 metres to the ground. Reports from the scene are sketchy, some say the five were on the top of the crane to replace a motor, however Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Accident in Spain

04/28/11
Tower Crane Collapse in Malaga Spain 2011

Malaga, Spain A man died yesterday on a building site in the small village of Cártama to the north of Málaga, after the jib of a tower crane ‘broke its back’ and crashed down onto the scaffold he was working from, throwing him from the third floor of the structure Read More

Tower Crane Collapse Kills Five in East China

04/16/11

Hangzhou, China (Xinhua) Five people were killed after a tower crane collapsed in east China’s Hangzhou City Saturday, local authorities said. The accident occurred at about 9 am at a construction site in Lin’an, a county-level city administered by Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, when the tower crane was under Read More

Tower Crane Collapses in Krasnoyarsk

03/10/11

Krasnoyarsk, Russia A tower crane at a construction site of Krasnoyarsk has collapsed, killing two people and injuring one, Yelena Yastrebova, a press service official of the territorial center of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME), has told Itar-Tass. Yastrebova said, “The breakdown occurred at 11:00, local time, at a Read More

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