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 (http://bit.ly/ziaMEe) 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.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-constructionaccid,0,32...

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Monday, 5 December 2016 | MYT 4:18 PM

Crane collapses at Bandar Damansara Perdana construction site

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PETALING JAYA: A crane has collapsed at a Bandar Damansara Perdana construction site on Monday.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul confirmed the incident, saying that the accident happened at a construction site located in front of the LHDN building at Empire Bandar Damansara Perdana.

He added that the department received the call at about 2pm.

“Five personnel were dispatched to the scene. No one was injured during the incident,” said Mohd Sani.

Earlier, an image of an overturned crane at a construction site in Damansara has been posted up on social media by a motorist.

"I was near the PJ Trade Centre. This was opposite the Trade Centre, across the highway. I believe that this is a new development," he said when contacted.

He verified that the image is real and said that he took the photo at about 2pm on Monday.

The image posted by the motorist shows a crane hanging upside down on a high-rise building, and it appears to be attached to the back of a trailer.

"Just moments ago, this crane overturned and is dangling precariously on the ledge of Empire Development. Doesn't look like anyone was in it, but no idea if anyone got hurt. Yet another example of construction mishaps," he wrote in the post.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 26, 2016 at 2:40am

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74 People Killed As Scaffolding Collapses at a Chinese Power Plant

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

Crane dangerously dangling over Sydney CBD (Nov 8)

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.”

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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 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 18, 2016 at 11:21am

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Crane Collapses During Wind Farm Construction

Officials say there were no injuries, but all activity has been halted.

Published 10/17 2016 12:46PM

Officials say no one was injured when a crane collapsed during construction on the Osborn Wind Energy Center Monday morning.

The incident happened on J Highway, a few miles north of Highway 36.

According to NextEra Energy, the crane fell to its side while installing a turbine rotor. The rotor, which includes the turbine's three blades, also fell to the ground and sustained damage.

The company says incidents like the crane collapse are rare. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Following the incident, the construction manager temporarily halted all activity on the construction site. A representative for NextEra energy says safety protocols are being reinforced with workers.

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In construction in Saratov collapsed crane with crane operator

Saturday morning at the site on Cherry street in Saratov, a construction crane collapsed along with the crane operator. A woman was seriously injured, reports «Interfax».

On site works investigative team. The investigation intends to give a legal assessment to actions of all persons responsible for the control of safety compliance at the facility.

The investigating authorities of the Leninsky district of Saratov are checking on the fact of the woman severe injuries.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 2, 2016 at 6:30am

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What caused yesterday’s crane collapse in downtown Reykjavik?

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ófeigur

Authorities investigating the collapse of a construction crane in central Reykjavik yesterday suspect that the crane was lifting far too heavy a load – and that somebody had tampered with the crane’s safety gear.

Miraculously, nobody was hurt when the crane came crashing down over Reykjavik’s famous Bæjarins bestu hot....

Officials from the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland (AOSH) have already announced the findings of their initial investigation.

“Firstly, the crane is in no way structurally set up to carry a load as heavy as it was [at the time of the accident],” says AOSH Director Eyjólfur Sæmundsson.

“The crane also displays physical signs that the in-built safety system which is supposed to shut down the crane and prevent the lifting of excessive loads may have been tampered with.”

Comment by M. Difato on September 25, 2016 at 4:45pm

A mechanical failure is being blamed for the dramatic collapse of a crane that left three workers dangling from a North Sydney building.

At least one worker suffered broken bones in the hair-raising incident and all three were recovering in the Royal North Shore Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

An element of danger still remains at the North Sydney site as authorities grapple with how best to dismantle the dangling crane piece by piece. They were still planning the recovery as of 10pm on Sunday night.

CFMEU NSW secretary Brian Parker said there was a chance part of Arthur Street would be closed on Monday morning, as it would take hours just to set up before they could start working on the crane.

"It is a very, very dangerous process and it needs to be analysed very carefully," Mr Parker said from the North Sydney site.

"This could be equal to, if not worse than, the damage that has already been done."

A team from Titan Cranes, which is also involved in the construction project at Barangaroo, was at the Meriton building site on Arthur Street on Sunday to deconstruct a tower crane as the project neared completion.

Something "has gone amiss" about 11.30am with the riggers involved in the process, Mr Parker said.

The crane's jib bent, collapsed and hit the side of the building.

The riggers - aged 24, 28 and 36 - who were working within the crane's boom, were trapped and dangled precariously about 60 metres above the ground.

"They had their safety equipment on and lanyards so when the boom came down they were strapped on," NSW Fire and Rescue Superintendent Adam Dewberry said.

The 24-year-old worker freed himself and climbed on to the building's roof.
Operators of a smaller crane at the same site then managed to lower down a metal bucket to their trapped colleagues, who were lowered to the ground.

Mr Parker said it looked like mechanical failure rather than human error was at play.

However, an initial look at the collapsed crane showed nothing obvious to indicate what exactly that failure was.

"The unfortunate thing here is we don't know exactly what has gone wrong," Mr Parker said..."

Source and full story: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/two-workers-dangle-from-collapsed-crane-i...

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