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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

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

Crane in Germany Slips Off Road

07/23/12
Crane Accident Germany 2012

Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, Germany An eight axle All Terrain crane overturned last week on a wind farm in Wöhrden Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The crane, a Liebherr owned and operated by crane and heavy transport company Regel, was rigged with counterweight, jib and Y-Guy suspension system. It slipped off the road while Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse at UTD

07/7/12
Fatal Crane Collapse UTD 2012

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) November 26, 2012 Update – OSHA Cites & Fines Harrison Hoist July 11, 2012 – UTD Students Hold Vigil for Crane Victims Terry Weaver, Age 50 Thomas  Fairbrother, Jr., 58 A crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas killed two construction workers on Read More

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

Miami Crane Collapse Kills 2, Injures 5

03/26/12

Miami, Florida A 20-foot section of a crane fell 30 stories in Miami on March 25, killing two construction workers and injuring five others. The crane collapsed at the construction site of a 46-story condominium and crashed through the roof of a nearby home, which was used as an office 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

Wind Farm Accident

07/23/11
Wind Farm Crane Accident South America 2011

South America We have been alerted to a tragic crane accident on a wind farm in South America, almost certainly in Brazil. The accident, which we have been told occurred last wednesday, involves a 1,200 tonne Liebherr LTM11200-9.1. which was lifting a full blade and rotor assembly into place when Read More

Boom Truck Goes Over in Alaska

05/23/11
Overturned Boom Truck in Homer Alaska 2011

Homer, Alaska A 22 ton capacity boom truck tipped over on Friday in Homer Alaska while working at the harbour. The boom truck, a Terex Stinger owned by Mr C. Construction, had been called in to remove a small crane from Petro Marine’s harbor fuel dock. The operator was extending Read More

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