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Kay Lim Construction Ordered to Stop Work After Crane Accident

03/17/10
Tower Crane Dismantling Turn Fatal Singapore 2010

Singapore The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has ordered Kay Lim Construction to stop work at the site where a crane accident killed one worker and injured three others on Wednesday evening. The ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health Division responded immediately to the crane incident at the construction worksite in Punggol Read More

Singapore Loses Tower Crane During Dismantle

03/17/10
Singapore Loses Tower Crane During Dismantle

Singapore A tower crane collapsed today killing one 32 year old worker and injuring three others. The crane was being dismantled at the time. The story describes the collapse of the boom. The included picture shows a turntable that separated from the mast. You can see the pin holes with Read More

Crane Accident Could Cost Millions

01/14/10
Tower Crane Boom Collapse West Australia 2010

Australia A tower crane accident yesterday in Western Australia at the Worsley Alumina Refinery, one of the world’s largest and most efficient plants, is reported to have caused millions of dollars of damage or disruption. The Favelle Favco heavy duty luffing tower crane, owned by by Marr’s Contracting was apparently Read More

Swiss Crane Dismantle Finds Stabilty Limit

11/26/09
Crane Dismantle Accident Switzerland 2009

Basel, Switzerland A Wolff tower crane jib, apparently being dismantled, was dropped due to stability problems with the mobile crane. The Tower crane jib will be a total loss, as well as the mobile crane boom and luffing jib. One woman was injured. It sounds as if she was in Read More

Crane Falls Off Pasig Building, Hits Car

07/10/09

Manila, Philippines A sixty-foot tower crane being used in a building under construction in Ortigas, Pasig City, accidentally broke and fell on the ground Thursday afternoon damaging a car and almost killing an infant. But aside from the damaged car, no one was hurt in the accident, according to officials Read More

200ft Crane Falls on Flats in Liverpool

07/6/09
Liverpool Tower Crane Collapse July 2009

Liverpool, UK 5/12/2012 Update: Contractors Found Guilty 04/16/2012 Update: Construction Firms in Court Dozens of terrified residents at a swanky apartment block became trapped in their homes after a 200ft crane came crashing over on the roof. The 50 tonne ‘Wolfe’ crane, smashed into the Chandlers Wharf apartments in Liverpool Read More

Second Crane Accident in Sliema in Two Weeks

06/5/09

Malta  Residents of Sacred Heart Avenue, Sliema, got a second fright from a crane accident in as many weeks when part of a tower crane crashed during assembly this evening. No one was injured The incident took place in the same spot where a tower crane crashed onto buildings on Read More

Crane Accident in Tokyo Kills Construction Worker

06/3/09

Japan  The operator’s cab and arm of a tower crane slid down the mast and crashed on the ground in Tokyo on Wednesday, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. The impact of the crash caused the arm to snap in the middle, and its top end brought down Read More

Tower Crane Collapses at St Julians

05/20/09
Tower Crane Collapses at St Julians

Malta  A tower crane collapsed onto a building under construction and an apartment block this morning, causing a panic but injuring no one. The incident happened at about 9.15 a.m. as the remote controlled crane was transferring concrete on a building site in Sacred Heart Avenue in St Julians. It Read More

Union Reports Crane Related Accident

04/20/09

Australia  The construction union says there has been another accident involving a crane at a Canberra building site. The CFMEU says a worker at the Baulderstone site in Civic was almost killed when a three-ton concrete panel being lifted by a tower crane knocked over his four metre high work Read More

Lucky Escape as Crane Topples Over

02/16/09

Malta A workman and a Dominican sister had a lucky escape when a tower crane toppled over and damaged a wall forming part of the Dominican sisters’ convent in Safi this morning. “It was a miracle that no one was injured,” one of the sisters said. She explained that the Read More

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