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
It was reported this afternoon that there was a lorry loader that tipped to its side after trying to hoist a huge precast segment. The crane toppled towards the fencing and onto the pedestrian walkway. No injuries has been reported so far.
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
A unit of 50 ton mobile crane has toppled during a lift in a construction site beside Bedok Mall at about 3pm on the 6th Oct 2015. No one has been reported injured during the accident. Investigation is being carried out at the moment on the cause of the accident. Below are some photos of … Read more
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
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
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
Cranepedia has received some photos of a crawler crane accident that seems to have happened in Hong Kong. From the reaction from the workers on the ground, it seems that the accident has happened when the photo was being taken. The cabin of the Kobelco crane was crushed by the ball hook of the crane … Read more
This was photos received yesterday that another unit of Tadano 5-axle all terrain crane has tipped to the right side. It was not known what has caused the accident but no lifting activity was being carried out during the accident.
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