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

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. [quads id=1] 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 … Read more

Mobile crane crashes into POSB branch in Woodlands Centre Road in the morning

SCDF arrived at site and cordon off area of the demised crane. Far view from a bystander. A mobile crane has crashed into a bank branch in Woodlands Centre Road early Wednesday morning (24 February) after the driver lost control while making a turn. The driver has escaped unhurt, according to the police officers at … Read more