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OSHA Cites Tower Crane Company for UTD Incident

11/24/12
UTD Tower Crane

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) Original Story OSHA has cited Harrison Hoist of Grand Prairie, Texas with six serious safety violations for the fatal tower crane collapse at the University of Texas in July and is proposing $29,400 in fines. Harrison Hoist employees were dismantling the crane when it went Read More

Tower Crane Rescues Injured Man

11/12/12
Tower Crane Rescue

Birmingham, UK An injured man was recovered by tower crane yesterday reportedly following the overturn of a work platform. The incident occurred at the Frankley Waterworks near Birmingham in the UK, as two men were about to start pouring concrete for a new water tank. Unconfirmed reports then claim that Read More

NYC Tower Crane Secured

11/5/12
Tower Crane in NYC Secured

New York Original Story The luffing jib tower crane that was damaged in last week’s Storms has now been secured. The salvage team used a hand crank to slew the superstructure through 180 degrees so that the jib, which was pulled over the rear of the crane, faces the building. Read More

One57’s Crane Problem (More Photos)

11/2/12
tower crane high gusts manhattan new york

New York Read the Original Story It has attracted billionaire buyers and plenty of media buzz, but this kind of attention the developers of One57, New York’s soon-to-be tallest residential building, certainly don’t want. All eyes are on the scaffolded high-rise as a crane hangs precipitously from its 90th floor. Read More

Crane Dangles from NYC High-rise

10/29/12
tower crane high gusts manhattan new york

Manhattan, New York 11/4/2012 Update – Tower Crane Secured 11/2/2012 Update – What to do with the Tower Crane? A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors to climb to the top Read More

Crane Goes Over in Norway

10/16/12
mobile crane tips in norway

Haugesund, Norway A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. The crane operator was pulled out of the cab by work colleagues and was apparently unhurt. The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by Nordic Crane was we understand removing Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Sotogrande

10/14/12

Sotogrande, Spain A tower crane is reported to have collapsed near to the fairway of the Alcaidesa golf course near Sotogrande, Spain, due to neglect. No one was hurt in the incident and property damage was minor. According to local reports the crane is one of many in the area Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse Causes Rush-hour Delays in Cyprus

10/10/12
tower crane collapse in cyprus

Larnaca, Cyprus Strong winds brought a tower crane down across the main road/promenade and onto a passing car yesterday evening in Larnaca, Cyprus killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. It also damaged several parked cars. While the severe weather conditions caused the crane, which had been working on Read More

Two Dead in 50-Metre Fall Dismantling Crane at Dam Site

10/8/12

Argentina Two Chilean workers of Rovedalla Carranza have died in a fall of some 50 metres during the dismantling of a crane at La Estrechura dam site between El Volvan and El Durazuro, 20 miles from San Luis, Argentina, where 2 other workers injured in the accident are in hospital Read More

Tower Crane Collapse in Thailand

08/14/12
Tower Crane Boom Buckles in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand Two construction workers were seriously injured and another knocked unconscious when a tower collapsed on a building site in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. The crane’s tower appears to have pulled out its anchors, throwing clouds of debris and some steel parts into the street and onto nearby houses. Read More

3 Dead in Crane Collapse in NW China

08/11/12

Lanzhou, China Three workers were killed after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Northwest China’s Gansu province on Saturday, local authorities said. The accident happened at 10:45 am, when workers were dismantling a tower crane in a residential community in the city of Linxia, according to the provincial Read More

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