Cranes are on Shaky Ground and Collapsing Daily.

A 720-tonne gantry crane tipped off its rails on Friday, dropping a section of the new Port Mann bridge into the Fraser River, just east of Vancouver.

Crane drops section of Port Mann bridge into B.C. river

90-tonne segment of bridge plunges into Fraser River
CBC News
Posted: Feb 10, 2012 9:33 AM PT

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2012 3:30 PM PT


 A 720-tonne gantry crane tipped off its rails on Friday, dropping a section of the new Port Mann bridge into the Fraser River, just east of Vancouver. (Steve Lus/CBC)

A crane tipped off its tracks on the Port Mann bridge construction project east of Vancouver on Friday morning and dropped a segment of the bridge into the Fraser River.

Bridge project spokesman Max Logan said the gantry crane, which is designed to move on rails, is secure and nobody was hurt, but a 90-tonne section of the bridge deck the crane was moving fell into the Fraser River.

The segment struck a pile as it fell and is now submerged in the river. It is unclear whether the segment can be recovered.

The bridge segments are brought in by barge and lifted into place by the special 720-tonne horizontal gantry crane, which is also called a segment launcher.

Logan said one of the supports for the gantry appears to have been crushed and the gantry pitched forward.

It is unclear how long the mishap will delay the project, but the contractor Kiewit is responsible for any costs that result.

The Trans-Canada Highway remains open on the old Port Mann Bridge and there are no reports of any injuries.

When completed, the $800-million bridge will provide 10-lane crossing of the Fraser River for the Trans-Canada Highway east of Vancouver. It is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

Crane falls at Mich. construction site; 3 hurt

A 250-foot-tall crane collapsed Friday morning onto a building at a construction site at the Kent County jail complex in Grand Rapids, injuring three people, authorities said.

The jail was placed on lockdown following the incident. Kent County Undersheriff Jon Hess described the injuries to a construction worker and two Kent County jail trustees as minor, The Grand Rapids Press ( reported.

Both the department construction company officials said all inmates and workers were accounted for.

Construction company Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. said Friday in a statement it was investigating the cause of the accident and had no further information. Hess said it appears that a cable snapped as the crane was carrying cement.

Images from the scene showed part of the crane leaning against a building. A garage area where sheriff's vehicles are kept was damaged.

The main jail that houses inmates apparently wasn't damaged, and Hess said authorities were checking the structural integrity of that building.

The crane that fell has been used for seven months on a $27 million renovation project, Hess said.,0,32...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 6, 2017 at 8:21am

Crane collapse kills one in Patuakhali

Update: 12:05, Mar 06, 2017
A worker was killed and 15 others were injured as a crane of an under-construction bridge over the Paira River collapsed in Dumki upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB.

Dibakar Chandra Das, officer-in-charge of Dumki Police Station, said the crane of the under-construction ‘Lebukhali Bridge’ collapsed around 9:30am during piling works, leaving at least 15 workers injured.

Of the injured, Sohel, 22, son of Ayub Ali Khan, hailing from Teota village in Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj district, died on the way to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal, UNB said
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 13, 2017 at 8:20pm

9-year-old girl among 4 injured in Bat Yam crane collapse

A giant crane collapsed in the middle of Bat Yam today, injuring four people including the crane operator and a 9-year-old girl. It is still unclear what caused the crane to collapse.

Feb 13, 2017, 4:10PM

Four people were injured on Monday by a crane that collapsed in Bat Yam. The giant crane was being used by construction workers and collapsed for an unknown reason onto a nearby road. The crane collapsed onto a car, moderately injuring the driver. The crane operator was also injured.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 3, 2017 at 10:23pm

Construction crane collapses onto highway in Dubai

A construction crane has collapsed during high winds on the main highway running through Dubai,... Read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A construction crane has collapsed during high winds on the main highway running through Dubai, disrupting traffic in the heart of the Mideast's commercial hub.

The official Dubai Media Office said the crane toppled onto Sheikh Zayed Road on Friday afternoon, injuring at least one person and setting three cars alight. Rescue crews were on the scene.

Friday is the first day of the weekend in Dubai, and traffic on the multi-lane highway is typically lighter than on workdays.

Dubai's transit authority says service on the elevated metro line running alongside the highway was temporarily suspended as a precaution.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 27, 2017 at 11:25pm

FOOTAGE: Construction Crane Collapses in Ashrafieh

Friday 27th January 2017, 04:38 (EET)

Several cars were damaged on Friday when a construction crane collapsed in the Ashrafieh neighborhood of Sioufi.

The massive crane toppled over in a horrific accident that sent debris flying and left nearby vehicles mangled.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 21, 2017 at 6:48am

rane falls on Takahama nuke plant buildings amid storm warning

Crane falls on Takahama nuke plant buildings amid storm warning

Crane falls on Takahama nuke plant buildings amid storm warning

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 12, 2016 at 8:55pm

No Injuries Reported After Fort Lauderdale Beach Crane Collapse

A crane collapse is being investigated at a Fort Lauderdale Beach construction site after an accident Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the Paramount Fort Lauderdale off North Atlantic Blvd. just before 12:30 PM. No injuries were reported.

Officials have no released a cause for the collapse or any further details.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 9, 2016 at 10:19am

Comment by M. Difato on November 8, 2016 at 6:11pm

Crane dangerously dangling over Sydney CBD (Nov 8)


It's believed the four-tonne spider crane was lowering a cherry picker when it collapsed, leaving it dangling precariously over the side of the building. 

The streets around Barangaroo's Tower One have been cleared and closed following an incident involving a crane atop the 217-metre-high building. The spider lift, an Omme 2750RJ lift, owned by Monitor Lifts and re-rented to a national hire company, had been working from the top of Barangaroos Tower One, now under construction and was being lowered to the ground, having completed its work. Traffic has been significantly delayed on the road below, which has also been closed to pedestrians. These images from Nine News appear to show part of the crane atop Tower One has buckle. Lend Lease, the developer of Barangaroo, released a statement saying there had been an incident at the site. "As to the cause, it is hard to tell at the moment".  

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 4, 2016 at 8:53pm

Piling machine collapses, two dead

 | November 4, 2016

This is the second fatal case involving heavy construction equipment falling on a vehicle reported this year.


PETALING JAYA: A man and a woman were killed after a piling machine fell on the car they were travelling in at the Jalan Meru industrial area in Klang this afternoon.


Bernama identified the dead as Abd Rahim Abd Rahman, 51, and his wife, Nurhayati Rosli, 46, an Indonesian national.


The victims, who were in a dark blue Perodua Axia, were killed on the spot.

This is the second fatal case involving heavy construction equipment falling on a vehicle reported this year.

In August, administration executive Chin Khoon Sing, 24, was killed instantly when a crane hook fell on her Perodua Kelisa from 20 storeys up at Jalan Raja Chulan.

Chin, who worked in Puchong, was on her way to join her family for dinner when the incident occurred.

Bernama also reported that the developer of the construction project in Bandar Baru Bukit Raja had been issued with a stop work order with immediate effect following the incident at 12.35pm.

Department of Occupational Safety and Health Director-General
Mohtar Musri said the stop work order was issued so that investigations could be carried out.

“DOSH officers are at the scene. The next course of action will depend on the outcome of the probe.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 30, 2016 at 9:51pm

Crane Collapses, Crashes Down On Phra Khanong BTS Station

Published on 30th October 2016 

Crane Collapse Phra Khanong BTS Station

A crane at a construction site located beside Phra Khanong BTS Station on Sukhumvit Road came crashing down on Sunday morning causing minor damage.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident just before 11am and so far there have no reports of any injuries.

Crane Collapse Phra Khanong BTS Station

Rescue workers found the crane topped over blocking the footpath and the inside lane of the road. During its fall, the crane hit the BTS building and stairwell causing minor damage to the concrete wall and smashing siding and handrail of the stairs.

Power lines were also brought down and a telephone cabinet smashed.

An investigations into the cause of the accident has been launched by city officials with initial reports suggesting heavy rain caused the ground beneath the crane to collapse sending it crashing.

Photo Credit: Khoaw Keerapat 

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