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. 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

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

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