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 November 14, 2014 at 1:06am

Crane topples onto billboard in Durham

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 6, 2014 at 6:58pm

Crane collapses (again) over Emporium expansion on Sukhumvit Road

November 6, 2014 / 14:08 ICT

Workers this afternoon sought to secure a crane which collapsed at the site of new shopping mall on Sukhumvit Road, the second such accident there in two months.

The crane collapsed at around [time] morning while workers at EmsQuartier were trying to lift concrete slabs for installation. The crane collapsed and the cascading planks reportedly damaged electric transformers and water pipes.

It's unknown if anyone was hurt or killed in the accident.

EmQuartier is part of The Mall Group’s massive expansion to Emporium called “The Epicenter of Sukhumvit.”

In September a similar accident occurred raising planks at the project. At the time workers sealed off the building after the accident and did not allow rescue volunteers or reporters into the site, according to BangkokBizNews. They said no one was injured at that time

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 5, 2014 at 7:03pm

Crane collapse

Posted: November 5, 2014 in VIDEOS
Tags: #Collapse#cranetruck

No one injured. The crane was lifting a new support structure to replace the wooden structures that hold up high voltage power lines across the bay. While lifting the structures, one of them caught onto one of the power lines. Witnesses say the crane operator tried to free the structure from wire. Possibly a float under one of the structures may have failed. That has not be confirmed. The new structure leaned back, causing a huge strain on the crane boom. The boom buckled, and everything fell toward the south…boom and the structures falling into the bay.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 4, 2014 at 2:23am

Two dead in solar plant crane collapse

Upington - Two people were killed when a crane collapsed at the building site of a new solar plant in Upington in the Northern Cape on Monday, the SABC reported.

Police spokesman Jacques September told the public broadcaster that a 26-year-old woman died at the scene and a 31-year-old man died in hospital.

He said four other people remained in a critical condition at an Upington hospital. An inquest has been opened.

and another:

2 people to a site Jingmen crane collapse accident deaths occurred

People Wuhan November 3 electrical Ben was informed this morning , Jingmen City, Hubei Province, the site of a crane collapse accident occurred , causing two deaths.

It was learned that the accident site is located next to an item Desheng Hotel Duodao District Jingmen Municipal Meteorological Bureau , the accident time is 9:00 pm . According to Jingmen when innings in the news , the reasons forthe accident department and installation company dismantles illegal hotel projects crane , crane overturning crane collapse caused two deaths fall demolition personnel , currently Jingmen work is being done on-site clean-up and rehabilitation disposal the work .

( Original title : Jingmen a hotel project crane collapse caused two deaths )

This article Source: People Author : Li Rusheng

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 28, 2014 at 6:44pm


Four people die due to collapse of building crane in Dnipropetrovsk – emergency service

A building crane collapsed in Dnipropetrovsk resulting in deaths of four people, according to the State Service of Emergency Situations of Ukraine.

"101 rescue service received a statement from a company owner saying that at a construction site of an apartment block on Shmidta Street in Dnipropetrovsk, the build-up of the constructions of 'KB-674A' building crane to 60 meters caused it to collapse. As the result, three people died at the scene and one in an ambulance," the State Service of Emergency Situations of Ukraine reported on Tuesday.

Law enforcers and emergency service employees are currently working at the scene.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 20, 2014 at 5:23am

Man Jumps to Safety as Crane Collapses in Florida

A house, a trailer, two vans and a car were damaged when a crane collapsed Sunday in Florida. The crane operator managed to jump to safety.

Sheriff’s deputies in the city of Largo, outside Tampa, said the crane was removing a tree damaged in a storm earlier this week. No one was hurt, including the crane operator. Authorities are investigating the collapse.

Image: A crane tipped over in Largo, Fla.
A Tampa Bay-area travel trailer was damaged along with three vehicles and a home when a crane tipped over in Largo, Fla., on Sunday, Oct. 19. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the crane operator jumped to safety when the crane he was using to remove a storm-damaged tree started to fall Sunday morning.
First published October 19th 2014, 8:26 pm

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 17, 2014 at 10:18pm

Huge crane collapses at K2 Wind Project

Crane collapses at site of K2 wind farm near Lucknow. No injuries reported as crane toppled over as it moved from one turbine site to another. Work stopped on all 140 turbines as crews dismantle multi-million dollar crane. Ministry of Labour investigating. 

Comment: Nice to know that the Labour ministry is “investigating” this second incident in a few days. A glance at the size of that behemoth gives some idea of the difficulty moving it along township roads; it requires special temporary corners constructed to get around intersections. No doubt this is covered in the special road agreement signed with ACW.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 15, 2014 at 9:56pm

Five Workers Killed Crane Accident In Turkey | Crane News

Posted: September 15, 2014 

Five workers killed crane accident in Turkey when Negligence at construction sites continued to take its toll only a week after the deadly elevator collapse at the construction site of a luxurious tower in Istanbul that cost the life of 10 workers, as five more workers fell victims to labor accidents across Turkey on Sept. 14.
Five Construction Workers killed Crane Accident In Turkey fatalities
Four workers were killed after falling from heights, while a fifth died after being struck by electricity, in cases that have once again drawn attention to the lack of basic safety steps that could have prevented such deadly accidents.

In Istanbul’s European district of Beylikdüzü, 23-year-old Metin Boğmalık died after falling while loading materials onto a crane on the 15th floor of a construction site. Following the inspection at the site, experts said the use of a body belt would have averted the accident.

In Kartal on the Asian side of Istanbul, Ahmet Çakmak, 49, fell from the eighth floor of a building while helping to load timbers into a truck with a crane. Çakmak crashed into the truck, with witnesses saying workers at the site were not wearing any safety equipment at all, even helmets.

In the Central Anatolian province of Konya, Kıyas Kahraman died after falling from the third floor of a construction site. Similarly, in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak, another laborer, Mehmet Albayrak, fell from the second floor of a three-storey construction site after losing his balance while laying bricks. Albayrak was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but lost his life despite medical intervention.

A fifth laborer died at a construction site ran by Turkey’s state housing agency, TOKİ, in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir. Serkan Aydın, 19, was killed after being struck by an electrical current while using a defective freight lift.

The accidents came two days after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced a labor security action plan to forestall fatal accidents. Davutoğlu had called on employers to not abstain from workplace security expenses, as the government is under heavy criticism for giving its full backing to the huge construction boom across the country.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 8, 2014 at 4:48am

Sharjah crane collapse: 7 workers seriously injured

Sharjah: Seven workers have been seriously injured just after a crane collapsed  from a developing below building in Sharjah on Sunday morning, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News. 

Sharjah: Seven workers have been seriously injured just after a crane collapsed  from a developing below building in Sharjah on Sunday morning, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News.

The individual in charge of the construction web page has been detained, with the security of the operation coming beneath the spotlight.

Sharjah Police detained a quantity of officials of the operating firm following the incident that took place at about 8am on Sunday in Al Nahda area of Sharjah.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 23, 2014 at 7:40am

Six rescued after building collapses in Srinagar, more feared trapped Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 15:37 [IST]

Police, CRPF and Civil Defence workers carry out rescue work collapse of a residential house at Hyderpora Chowk in Srinagar on Friday. Six People inculding some labourers were injured in the incident. 
scued after a building collapsed Friday in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, while the police said rescue operations are on to locate those still feared trapped under the debris. It was not clear how many people are trapped under the debris. Those rescued said there were 10 people working inside when the building came down, police said. An old two-storey private building which was in the process of being demolished in Parraypora area of Srinagar, police said. The old building was being razed for new construction when the crane that was used to demolish it, came down on the building, causing it to collapse, police said.



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