Flat top tower crane snapped

The top of a flat top tower crane – jib, cab, counter jib – broke free from its tower at a site at Smeaton Grange near Campbelltown on the southwest side of Sydney, Australia on Sunday. It may be mistaken in the initial assumption that the Terex Comedil CTT 561 has collapsed during its erection, … Read more

Link-Belt TCC-450 overturned in Kirkland

The 40-tonne Link-Belt TCC-450 overturned in Kirkland, near Seattle, Washington, trapping the operator in his cab. The crane, a 40-tonne Link-Belt TCC-450 owned by foundation drilling contractor Kulchin, was working alongside a foundation excavation for a new office building when it lost stability and tipped into the excavation severely damaging the boom. The crane operator … Read more

Tower crane collapsed at new TTSH rehab hub in Singapore

tower crane's luffjiing jib collapse

The luffing jib of a tower crane working at Novena construction site of the new TTSH rehab hub collapsed early this morning. It was reported that one of the workers died on the spot while the second worker succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Kajima Overseas Asia was the main contractor for this construction … Read more

Three companies fined for Seattle tower crane collapse

Three companies have been fined a combined total of US$107,200 for safety violations related to the collapse of a tower crane in Seattle, Washington, USA, on April 2019. An investigation by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) “determined that the crane collapse was caused by the companies not following the manufacturer’s procedures for … Read more

Tower crane drop load onto street in Canada

wolffkran drops load in victoria canada

A tower crane working in the town of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada dropped a formwork section into the street last Wednesday. Although the material landed on the pedestrian walkway, thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. This is partly if not wholly due to the fact that pedestrians had been stopped from walking under … Read more

Mobile Crane overturned in Melbourne

Melbourne Precast 5-axle all-terrain crane overturned.

A five-axle all-terrain crane overturned on 25th Sep 2019 while working alongside an electrical substation in Melbourne, Australia. Although there weren’t many details of how the accident happened, it seems that the crane did not have its outriggers fully extended while having its full counterweight hooked on and the boom was raised to maximum elevation. … Read more

Liebherr LR11000 overturn in South Dakota

Bucker Heavylift's new Liebherr LR11000 overturn in South Dakota.

A Liebherr LR11000 owned by Bucker Heavylift Cranes overturned at a wind farm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota earlier this week. The recently delivered 1,000 tonnes LR11000 – was working on the Prevailing Wind Park construction site for sPower near the town of Tripp in Hutchinson Country. sPower says the incident happened around 8.30am on … Read more

Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed at Kobe Steel site, killing two people

A brand new 1,250 tonne Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th 2018 at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The crane fell over at the Takasago Works manufacturing facility of Kobe Steel Ltd, killing two people, injured two others, crushed vehicles and damaged buildings. The Kobelco 16000 … Read more

Tower crane toppled onto under-construction Google Seattle campus, killing four

27th April 2019 – A tower crane at Seattle has toppled from the under construction new Google Seattle campus onto the public road during its disassembling process and killing 4 people. Authorities and experts are looking into the cause of the fatal accident, including gusty winds and human error. The entire tower crane collapsed footage … Read more

Crawler crane collapsed at construction site in SUKE Expressway project in KL

Feb 26 – A crane collapsed at a construction site of the SUKE Expressway project along the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) at about 9 am in the morning, causing minor injuries to crane operator and heavy traffic congestion from Ampang to Cheras. A man was injured after a crawler crane collapsed onto the middle … Read more