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

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

Liebherr Crawler Crane Collapse at Mecca Kills Over Hundreds

Crawler Crane falling backwards and crushing the roof into the Mosque. Image source from flipboard. More than 11 years on September 11, America’s landmark buildings were attacked by terrorist, causing the collapse of the two 110-storey towers of World Trade Center complex and damage of the Pentagon. On the same day 11 years later, another … Read more

Singapore Suffered Multiple Crane Accidents in Two Consecutive Weeks

There were at least 5 major crane-related accidents that have occurred in Singapore for the past two weeks that has raised concerns over the safety of lifting operations performed. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower and WSHC is taking serious concerns over these accidents as comparing to a total of 12 cranes accidents in 2014, the figure … Read more