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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Man injured in crane collapse near Grand Meadow

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GRAND MEADOW, Minn. (KTTC) - A wind turbine worker was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus after the crane he was operating tipped over Friday near Grand Meadow.

Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said the accident was reported about 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of County Road 8 and 180th Street, which is about five miles south of Grand Meadow.

The name of the worker has not been released and no information is available on his condition.

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Deadly crane collapse during Istanbul airport construction kills one

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 9

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

An accident took place during the construction of the third airport in Istanbul, Turkish Haber7 TV channel reported on July 9.

A crane collapsed during the construction works and fell into a lake. One person was killed in the accident.

On June 7, Istanbul hosted the ceremony of laying the foundation of a new - the third airport of the city.

The agreement on the construction of the third airport of Istanbul was signed in May, 2013.

The tender for the airport's construction was won by a consortium of the companies Limak, Kolin, Cengiz, MaPa, and Kalyon. The consortium offered 22.1 billion euros for participation in the project.

Earlier, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Turkish Transport, Maritime and Communications Ministry told Trend that the construction of this airport will cost 10 billion Turkish liras.

The third airport in Istanbul is being built near the Lake Terkos, north of the city. Initially, the airport will serve 90 million passengers a year, and in the future, this figure will rise to 150 million passengers.

The airport is expected to be one of the biggest in the world.

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Crane collapse kills two road workers in northern Vietnam

July 09, 2014 14:50

A crane collapse killed two workers and injured four others at the construction site of an expressway in the northern city of Hai Phong on Wednesday.
The crane, which stood more than 20 meters tall, killed two workers Bui Hoai Nam, 40, and Bui Van Quyet, 24, on the spot at around 6:30 a.m.
Four others were rushed to hospital.
Splintered iron scaffolding littered the stie and it took rescue workers eight hours to recover Nam's body from the wreckage.
The overpass project was being overseen by Korean contractor Nam Kwang as part of the planned Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway.
A subcontractor said it has given the families of the dead workers VND20 million and 30 million (US$940-1,400) and will pay for the medical expenses of the injured.
Local police are investigating the cause of the collapse.
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Crane Working on College Town Project Partially Collapses

A crane partially collapsed Monday at the College Town project on Elmwood Avenue in Rochester, near Mount Hope Avenue.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday. No one was injured.

College Town is the new mixed-use project under construction with restaurants, stores, a hotel and housing scheduled to open this fall near the University of Rochester.

A crane partially collapsed Monday at the College Town project on Elmwood Avenue in Rochester, near Mount Hope Avenue.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday. No one was injured.

College Town is the new mixed-use project under construction with restaurants, stores, a hotel and housing scheduled to open this fall near the University of Rochester.

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5 Injured in Miss. Crane Collapse

Updated: Wednesday, June 25 2014, 06:19 PM CDT JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WPMI) Five people were seriously injured when two cranes fell into a building. It happened at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula Wednesday. Officials tell Local 15 News the two cranes were moving a section of a boat being build when something went wrong and the cranes fell into the building. Of the five injured, four were taken to Singing River Hospital and one was flown to USA Medical Center. The scene is clear.

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