Bridge gives way under the crane

Alabama Bridge Crane Accident 202004 2

A crawler crane working on a bridge job in Alabama overturned on Last Tuesday after an old or temporary bridge it was working from collapsed under its weight understand from local sources that the crawler crane, a 100 tonne Kobelco CK1100G, was lifting in a beam on the new bridge being built for State … Read more

Crane in the Canal

Mobile Crane Overturned 20200416

A three axle All Terrain crane overturned into a canal in northern Germany on Monday when the bank gave way. The crane – likely a Liebherr LTC 1045/LTC 1050 – was travelling down a temporary track alongside one of the many canals through the Innerer Oberspreewald nature reserve between Lübbenau and Leipe, to the south … Read more

Containership Struck Multiple STS Gantry Crane in Busan

Busan Port Container Accident

A major accident was caught on camera today at the Port of Busan today when a containership struck multiple shoreside gantry cranes and another ship while berthing.  The video shows the Milano Bridge approaching its berth with the assistance of tugs at Busan New Port. In the video, you can one of the cranes collapse … Read more

A man died from dropped load

Fatal Dropped Load

A man died on 27th feb after a Rough Terrain crane dropped its load while working on a ranch in Johnson County, Tennessee Details are limited however the crane was being used by a contractor to relocate a number of silos on the ranch when the man was struck by something that was dropped by … Read more

Crawler collapsed in Los Angeles

Crawler Crane Collapse In Los Angeles

The boom and luffing jib of a crawler crane came down at a stadium in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California on Friday. The incident occurred on the new $5 billion, 70,000 seat SoFi Stadium, which will be the home of the LA Rams and LA Chargers football teams due to open in July this year. It … Read more

Harbour cranes recovered in Rostock!

Liebherr Harbour Crane Recover 20200313

The first of the two Liebherr cranes were recovered last Saturday, while the second was lifted ashore yesterday afternoon. Both lifts were carried out by the “Hebo Lift 9” floating crane. Salvage company HEBO started the salvage work last week in close cooperation with BALTIC Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH and Krebs Korrosionschutz GmbH. The … Read more

Liebherr Salvage Mobile Harbour Cranes

Hebo Lift 9 Recover Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane 200307

Liebherr has begun the salvage operations to recover the two units of mobile harbour cranes that fell in the harbour basin. The mobile harbour cranes have fallen into the harbour basin from Jumbo Vision in 1st Feb 2020 during the loading operation. International diving contractor, Baltic Taucherei-und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH, has been engaged to assist … Read more

Heavy Lift Vessel Collision in Curaçao

Heavy Lift Vessel Collision In Curacao

At 13.30pm On 16th Feb, Sunday Morning In Curaçao, Panama Flagged Heavy Lift Vessel, Wish Way, Loaded With Two S-T-S Container Cranes Collided With The Juliana Bridge Connecting Both Sides Of The Channel Into St. Anna Bay.

Boom truck crane overturned in New Jersey

uck Crane Overturned In New Jersey

A boom truck crane overturned onto a house while removing a tree from the back yard of the property in Hamilton Township, near Trenton, New Jersey on Friday. The crane, which looks like a 50-ton Manitex unit owned by Lift Techs, was rented to HTS Tree Care to remove two trees from the rear of … Read more

Tower crane jib collapsed in Finland

Jib of tower crane lay across the street

A Terex Comedil CTT 561-A20 flat-top tower crane lost its jib and counter jib on a site near Helsinki airport in Finland yesterday. The flat-top tower crane was operated by the main contractor Pallas Rakennus on the construction of apartments in Vantaa, on the east side of the airport, due north of Helsinki. It looks … Read more

Galapagos crane incident


A crane overturned into the water on San Cristóbal Island in the Galapagos Islands in the South Atlantic, while loading a generator on Sunday. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The crane, a P&H Omega Rough Terrain owned by Ecuador-based Equigruas, was loading a 40-foot CAT generator container onto a boat for transport … Read more

Fatal roughter crane incident in Japan


A crane overturned yesterday morning on a construction site in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, in Japan, killing one and injuring six others. The incident occurred at the site of a new homeware store as construction workers were arriving for work with many of them sitting in their cars as they prepared for the day. The crane, … Read more

Ten students injured when crane collapses in Bangkok


19 June 2019 – Ten female students of Assumption Convent School in Bangkok have sustained injuries after a crane collapsed on a building site adjacent to the school in the morning. Police and emergency responders arrived to find a tower crane has crashed onto the roof of a school from the condominium that is being … Read more

Crane operator killed in pipeline fire in Indonesia


22 Oct 2019 – A fire broke out on a pipeline operated by Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina in West Java province on Tuesday, killing a Chinese construction worker, a local fire official said. Pertamina halted fuel distribution through the pipeline temporarily, a company spokeswoman, Dewi Sri Utami, told reporters. She said the company would not comment on the cause of the fire until after it … Read more

Flat top tower crane snapped in Sydney


The top of a flat top tower crane – jib, cab, counter jib – broke free from its tower at a site at Smeaton Grange near Campbelltown on the southwest side of Sydney, Australia on Sunday. It may be mistaken in the initial assumption that the Terex Comedil CTT 561 has collapsed during its erection, … Read more

Link-Belt TCC-450 overturned in Kirkland


The 40-tonne Link-Belt TCC-450 overturned in Kirkland, near Seattle, Washington, trapping the operator in his cab. The crane, a 40-tonne Link-Belt TCC-450 owned by foundation drilling contractor Kulchin, was working alongside a foundation excavation for a new office building when it lost stability and tipped into the excavation severely damaging the boom. The crane operator … Read more

Tower crane collapsed at new TTSH rehab hub in Singapore

tower crane's luffjiing jib collapse

The luffing jib of a tower crane working at Novena construction site of the new TTSH rehab hub collapsed early this morning. It was reported that one of the workers died on the spot while the second worker succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Kajima Overseas Asia was the main contractor for this construction … Read more

Three companies fined for Seattle tower crane collapse


Three companies have been fined a combined total of US$107,200 for safety violations related to the collapse of a tower crane in Seattle, Washington, USA, on April 2019. An investigation by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) “determined that the crane collapse was caused by the companies not following the manufacturer’s procedures for … Read more

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

Four workers killed in tower crane accident in Bangkok


The top part of the tower crane at a condominium construction site on Rama III Road in Bangkok collapsed and lies crumpled on the ground. Four workers were confirmed killed and others injured, on Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred at the site of the Lumpini Place Rama 3 Riverine project at Soi 45, Rama III … 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

Crane boom collapses at a construction site near Kg Baru


A tower crane has collapsed at a construction job site at Jalan Raja Muda Musa near Kampung Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during noontime. A construction worker and two pedestrians were reported to be injured and taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital. KUALA LUMPUR: “When the crane collapsed, there was strong wind and a loud boom, causing … Read more