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4 Dead as Crane Collapses in Hubei

05/21/13

Hubei, China Four people were killed and another seriously injured in a crane collapse on Tuesday morning in central China’s Hubei Province, local authorities said. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at a construction site in the village of Shuangli, Yuanan County, sources with the county government said, Xinhua news Read More

Tower crane falls in Siberia

04/25/13

Novosibirsk, Russia High winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane on Wednesday. The contractor continued to operate the crane in spite of high winds and, according to witnesses, abnormal movement of the tower. The crane then came down on three cars parked in the street below. The Read More

Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Driver’s Cab

03/21/13

Sydney, Australia Witnesses say a burning crane swayed violently over a central Sydney building site before its arm crashed on to the roof of a nearby building.                                             The crane’s Read More

Tower Crane Jib Collapses

03/20/13

East London   The jib of a tower crane has collapsed onto a partially-built £170m residential scheme. Building understands the incident, which occurred yesterday morning on a Ballymore Properties scheme in Wapping, Tower Hamlets, did not result in any injuries. The load that was being carried by the crane at Read More

Crane Collapse Two Workers Killed

03/1/13

New York, NY Rescue lights illuminate the scene of Friday’s crane collapse. Two construction workers were killed when a crane snapped and smashed into an apartment building.                               For the second time in 11 weeks, a Read More

Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse

02/1/13

Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

2 Killed as Helicopter Crashes Into Crane in Central London

01/16/13
helicopter crashes into tower crane

London, England A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place near a Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Jakarta

01/13/13

Jakarta, Indonesia We have received reports that three construction workers died yesterday in the Tangerang district of Jakarta, Indonesia when a tower crane collapsed. The crane was working on an apartment development in South Tangerang when the tower is reported to have twisted and collapsed. The men were aged 30, Read More

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

01/11/13
Crane Overloaded in New York

See Update New York Original Story The operator of the crawler crane that collapsed in New York on Wednesday has been blamed for overloading the crane. A statement from the Department of Buildings claims that the crane was lifting a load of 23,900lbs (10.8 tonnes), when the crane’s maximum capacity Read More

NYC crane collapses; 7 people hurt, 3 seriously

01/9/13
Tower Crane Collapses in New York

New York 1/11/2013 Report Update – Operator Error Ends in Revoked License A 200-foot crane collapsed onto a building under construction near the East River waterfront Wednesday, injuring seven people, three of them seriously. A two-story framework for the residential building in the New York City borough of Queens had Read More

Tower Crane Collapses After Fire Engulfs Drivers Cab

11/27/12
Tower Crane Collapse in Australia

Sydney, Australia Witnesses say a burning crane swayed violently over a central Sydney building site before its arm crashed on to the roof of a nearby building. The crane’s operator was forced to flee after the blaze broke out in a 1,000-litre diesel tank within the 65-metre-tall crane at the Read More

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