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 August 16, 2016 at 6:13am

NJ man dies after crane collapses

Associated Press 6:28 p.m. EDT August 15, 2016

JERSEY CITY - Authorities say a worker at a Jersey City rail and shipping facility was killed when a container crushed the machine he was operating.

The man died around 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Norfolk Southern facility.

City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill tells the Jersey Journal ( that initial reports indicate the incident happened when the wire that’s part of the lift snapped.

But it’s not yet clear what caused the accident.

Authorities say the man worked for H&M International Transportation. His name was not disclosed pending notification of relatives.

A Norfolk Southern spokesman says the company is cooperating with investigators to determine what caused the accident.

Comment by M. Difato on August 15, 2016 at 8:40am

Columbian workers inches from being crashed as crane collapses

South American workmen narrowly escaped death after a huge crane crashed down at a worksite.

Two large cranes were believed to be transporting a long concrete beam in Columbia on August 11, when it collapsed pulling a crane down with it.

Video footage of the incredible close call, posted to the Accidentes Al Instante Villavo El Original Facebook page captures the moment the beam crumbles and knocks one of the cranes over in the process.

Two workers wearing orange safety gear can be seen inches from where the machine begins to topple over, ducking as debris pelts down around them.

The pair are lucky to avoid being knocked over as the crane falls to the ground.

Comment by M. Difato on July 19, 2016 at 11:13pm

Crane collapse closes Tappan Zee Bridge

A construction crane fell on a car on the Tappan Zee Bridge Tuesday, causing at least one injury and closing the Hudson River bridge in both directions.

mages from a New York State Thruway Authority traffic camera show a crane lying across the roadway. Other local news footage showed at least one person being loaded onto an ambulance stretcher.

The crane landed on a car on the bridge around noon, according to some news reports; others have said it did not land on any vehicles but did cause injuries. State police announced that all seven lanes of the bridge were closed in both directions.

The bridge, which connects New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties, is a constantly crowded passage over the Hudson River. A new replacement bridge has been under construction beside the old bridge, several cranes have been helping to construct that new bridge.

Interstate 287, which includes the Tappan Zee Bridge, connects with Interstate 95 just south of Greenwich and the Hutchinson River Parkway just West of Greenwich, is a popular northern crossing of the Hudson River for Connecticut residents. It also links to Interstate 684, Interstate 87 and the Sprain River Parkway on the West side of the Hudson River, which are all popular north-south running roadways for residents of western Connecticut.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 15, 2016 at 5:37pm

Two people injured after crane collapses on lorry at Jurong Port


SINGAPORE – A crane collapsed onto a lorry at Jurong Port on Thursday (July 14) afternoon, injuring two people.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 37 Jurong Port Road at 3.20pm.

It dispatched two ambulances to the scene.

A man in his 30s was conveyed conscious to the National University Hospital, SCDF said. Another unidentified casualty was sent to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

Pictures sent by an ST reader showed the front end of a lorry caved in after the crane seemingly tipped over on its side." title="" width="960"/>

A man lies injured on the ground after a crane collapsed onto a lorry at Jurong Port Road on July 14, 2016. PHOTO: ST READER

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 1, 2016 at 5:34am

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Crane collapses in Jalan Pahang hitting bus and two cars

PETALING JAYA: Motorists and pedestrians near Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, had a narrow escape on Tuesday evening when a crane collapsed and hit a bus and two cars.

City Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said the department was alerted of the incident at 7.15pm before a team was deployed to the scene.

"Seven firemen from the Setapak fire station were immediately deployed and checks found that there were no casualties," he said.

Azizan said the team was still in the process of removing the crane late into the night and due to the incident, traffic was backed up.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2016 at 5:52am

3 workers injured after 300-ton crane collapses at Exxon Mobil's Torrance refinery

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Three workers were injured Monday morning when a 300-ton crane collapsed at Exxon Mobil’s refinery in Torrance, fire officials said.

The contract workers suffered minor injuries during the collapse at the refinery in the 3700 block of West 190th Street, said Battalion Chief Bob Millea of the Torrance Fire Department. The workers were taken to an area clinic for evaluation.

Fire officials said the crane was moving debris at the refinery just after 9:30 a.m. when it suddenly collapsed, he said.

Water was doused onto the debris to stop any vapors from escaping, Millea said. The situation, he said, appeared to be “static.”

The extent of the damage to the refinery was not immediately known, he said.

Exxon Mobil spokesman Todd Spitler said the company was cooperating with fire officials and “determining the cause of the incident.”

A breakdown in some units triggered a flaring event at the refinery, he said. The refinery’s flare system is activated to safety stabilize operations during an unplanned interruption. The flaring event was not related to the collapse, Spitler said.

“Our main concern is for the safety of our employees, contractors and the community,” Exxon Mobil spokeswoman Gesuina Paras said. “There is no impact to the community.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 16, 2016 at 1:54am

Man killed as crane collapses in Caloocan

Published: 15/06/2016
Man killed as crane collapses in Caloocan

A man died after the crane he was operating collapsed inside the compound of a cosmetics company in Caloocan City on Tuesday night.

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