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Tower Crane Goes Down


China Six people died and one was injured on Saturday after a tower crane came down in Dandong City, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, close to the North Korean border. Six men were apparently working on the 50 metre crane when it went over on a construction site in the Zhenxing Read More

Tower Crane Collapses Onto Roof

Tower Crane Collapses onto Roof Studen Switzerland 2010

Studen, Switzerland A 45 Meter Tall Wolff Tower crane on a cross base fell injuring two people on the ground and the operator of the crane. Also a building that was occupied has been virtually demolished and surprisingly no one was reported as injured. Two cars were struck by the Read More

Notre Dame Student Dies After Falling From Hydraulic Scissor Lift


South Bend, Indiana A University of Notre Dame student was killed yesterday when the tower he was standing on to film the Fighting Irish practice football collapsed in heavy winds. The college said 20-year-old Declan Sullivan was working for the athletics department when the hydraulic scissor lift he was standing Read More

Tower Crane Buckles Under Heavy Winds

Ming Pao Tower Crane Collapse 2010

Ming Pao, China Giant scales collapsed under strong winds Ming Pao Tsing Yi site one commonly known as “picks scale giant scales yesterday morning in strong winds suddenly back broken collapsed and crashed into the indoor workers near misses, self-driving scales crawl to safety under the foundation, land on the Read More

2 Men Killed In Accident


Belize Yesterday we reported on two tower riggers who were killed when a crane failed. It happened in St. Margaret Village on the Hummingbird Highway. 19 year old Michael Pandy and 28 year old Keith Nicolas were employees of a company called Efficient Tower Service – and were setting up Read More

Crane drops through Riverside Drive

Crane Collapses Down Embankment Auburn Maine 2010

Auburn, Maine A crane operator escaped with only an injury to his thumb Thursday morning when Route 136 gave way beneath his rig and sent piles of sand, rocks and asphalt — and his crane — crashing down an embankment toward the Androscoggin River. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen Read More

Another Crane Accident in Warsaw

Tower Crane Falls Off Edge Warsaw Poland 2010

Warsaw, Poland A self-erecting tower crane went over in the centre of Warsaw, fortunately no one was injured. The crane was working on the construction site of a new road flyover when it went over, as it did one of the outriggers in the base folded. The unit went over Read More

Falling Tower Crane Kills One, Injures 2


Russia One person was killed and two more injured as a tower crane fell down at a construction site in a Rostov-on-Don’s suburb, rescuers told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. According to a spokesman for the southern regional emergencies administration, the accident occurred at about 14:30 Moscow time at a construction site Read More

Construction Worker Catapulted from Crane


Melbourne, Australia A man is lucky to be alive after he was catapulted out of the cabin of a crane on a Melbourne construction site. The man was working on a shopping complex in Springvale when a counterbalance fell off the crane. The man was left dangling by his safety Read More

Manhattan Crane Lowered After Building Accident

Tower Crane Tips Against Building Manhattan New York 2010

Manhattan, New York The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story building near Wall Street has had his license suspended. New York City Department of Buildings spokesman Tony Sclafani says inspectors determined Christopher Cosban didn’t secure the mobile crane properly at the end of the workday Saturday. Read More

Tower Crane Collapses Crushing Traffic


Krasnoyarsk A tower crane has toppled onto a busy road in the Siberian city of Krasonyarsk injuring six people. This kind of accident is not without precedent in this region – four cranes in different parts of Russia have toppled over in the last 2 years, killing 5 people in Read More

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