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Navy’s Floating Crane Slams Veteran’s Sailboat

Winds Cause Crane Accident at Barge Connecticut 2010

New London, Connecticut Garry Elmer of Mystic stands atop his highly damaged sailboat the ChrisDaLyn Friday in Crocker’s Boatyard in New London. 38-footer loses run-in with barge adrift in marina The Navy is investigating how a floating crane from the Naval Submarine Base came free of its moorings and damaged Read More

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Columbia, Missouri  A construction crane working on Booche’s restaurant toppled onto Niedermeyer Apartment Complex, located at Tenth and Cherry streets. The Friday morning incident caused structural damage, but there were no known injuries. Columbia Fire Department Capt. Eric Hartman said strong winds knocked the crane over as it was carrying Read More

Pasco Worker in Fair Condition After Lightning Strikes Crane


Zephyrhills, Florida A worker injured when lightning struck the crane he was in Monday is in fair condition at St. Joseph’s Hospital, a spokeswoman said. William Tumlin was working in the cab of a 130-foot crane near Zephyrhills at a lime rock mining operation when lightning hit the crane about Read More

200ft Crane Falls on Flats in Liverpool

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

Man Slips From Crane

Man Slips From Crane (1)

Canada A construction worker is counting his lucky stars following an accident Tuesday at the site of Fredericton’s new multimillion convention centre, office building and parking garage. Emergency workers were called to the King Street location across from the Centennial Building shortly after 4 p.m. when a worker atop a crane Read More

Broken Crane Still Dangling

Broken Crane Still Dangling

Singapore MORE than 15 hours after the crane snapped in strong winds on Wednesday night, its broken boom is still dangling precariously from the rooftop of an uncompleted condominium building in Ardmore Park. Site managers said they are waiting for the go-ahead from the Ministry of Manpower to bring down Read More

Big Wave May Have Knocked Over Harbour Crane


South Africa A large construction crane being used to reinforce the South Pier sea defences of Durban Harbour was just one of the casualties of the unusually high waves that battered the KwaZulu-Natal coast at the weekend – two years since the monster waves of March 2007. The crane is Read More

Man Crushed to Death After Freak Wind Sends Crane Spinning


United Kingdom A man was crushed to death on a hospital building site when a freak guest of wind sent a crane spinning out of control. A source on the building site at Broomfield Hospital said masonry was being winched up on the top of one of the new buildings Read More

Eleven Killed in Crane Accident


China  Eleven construction workers were killed and 12 injured in southwest China when a crane container carrying them at a building site plunged to the ground, state media reported on Wednesday. The accident on Tuesday happened in heavy rain at a bridge under construction near Chongqing city when a steel Read More

Crane Mishap at Can-Oat


Canada  There were no injuries reported when a 4.5-metre high crane collapsed at an outdoor construction site at a local milling plant on Tuesday afternoon. Trevor Pizzey, from department of operations for Can-Oat Milling Co., confirmed a crane, which was in the process of lifting down a large grain-receiving scale Read More

Engineers Search for Clues in Crane Crash


Jacksonville, Florida  Jaxport engineers are scouring the wreckage for answers after a 125-foot, 950-ton container crane at Jaxport’s Blount Island Marine Terminal apparently careened down its tracks during a storm Wednesday and slammed into another crane of the same size, Jaxport spokeswoman Nancy Rubin said Thursday. The two cranes collapsed Read More

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