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

Crane falls over onto roofs of two Tennessee homes

26th Feb – Emergency responders in Tennessee said no one was hurt when a massive crane toppled over in a neighborhood and crashed through the roofs of two houses. The Chattanooga Fire Department posted photos to Twitter showing a National boom truck crane was on its side with its massive boom stretched over the roof of one … Read more

Falcon Crane Hire pleads guilty on Battersea crane collapse

UK tower crane rental house, Falcon Crane Hire admitted two health and safety breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 at Southwark Crown Court in London on Monday 29 February, in relation to a Battersea, south London, crane crash in September 2006. Crane operator Jonathan Cloke, 37, and local resident Michael Alexa, … Read more

Liebherr Release Findings on Crane Collapse on Mecca Accident

German crane manufacturer, Liebherr, has released their findings in the collapse of LR11350 in Mecca which has toppled in early September. It was claimed that the crane was “technically faultless” and the toppling was caused by improper stowage prior to adverse weather. Referring to the operating instructions as stated in the manual, the associated “Wind … Read more

Dutch Heavy Lifting Specialist Called in For Mecca’s Crane Accident Recovery

After the disastrous accident that has happened on 11th September 2015 that killed 109 people, Dutch heavy lifting specialist, Mammoet, has been called in in the recovery and designing of the lift plan. The 1,350 tonne Liebherr LR11350 has been configured with full 84 metres luffing jib as well as full 102 metres main boom while … Read more