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

Crane toppled over at SBF Center worksite in Tanjong Pagar

A Rough Terrain Crane, believed to be 35 ton capacity class has toppled over at SBF Center worksite in Tanjong Pagar on Tuesday evening. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the incident about 7.10pm. Understand from the media, The Straits Time that one worker was operating the crane when it toppled to … Read more

600 ton Crawler Crane slips Off Modular Trailer while transporting

In yet another worksite accident, a 600-tonne crane slid off a trailer on Wednesday afternoon at Kallang, where the new National Stadium is being built. The Straits Times understands that the mishap took place at about 5pm, after the crane had been dismantled and was being transported on a trailer. Some of the sub-contractors at … Read more

Crawler Crane Flipped Over at Construction Site Defu Lane 10

Even before the recovery of the Tower Crane at collapsed at National Art Gallery last week which left two workers dead and four others injured, another accident had happened again today at Defu Lane. The crawler tower crane collapsed at 1.30pm on 8th October, leaving the operator trapped inside the operator’s cabin. However, later news … Read more