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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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Monday

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Crane collapses onto Abu Dhabi building

Apartment building doorman Mohammed Sarwat shows the damage caused by the crane’s collapse. Delores Johnson / The National

January 25, 2015 Updated: January 26, 2015 08:30 AM

Crane collapses onto Abu Dhabi building

ABU DHABI // A mobile crane collapsed onto a building on Sunday morning, shattering windows and waking residents in the surrounding area.

The crane, which belonged to Suwadi and Shams Contracting company, fell shortly before 9am near the junction of Sheikh Zayed and Hamdan streets, the same location where a mobile crane collapsed over a street in 2011.

Mohammed Salem, head of the communications department of Suwadi and Shams Contracting said although his company was still awaiting the outcome of the Abu Dhabi Police investigation, the accident was something that could happen to any company and was not completely out of the norm.

“We were sleeping and suddenly there was a big sound and the whole building shook,” said Nilima, who felt the effect from her apartment on the third floor of the affected building.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 21, 2015 at 6:28pm

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Four killed in crane demolition accident

A crane undergoing deconstruction collapsed at a shipyard in Busan on Wednesday killing four workers.

At about 9:46 a.m., the crane’s machine room fell about 20 meters to the ground immediately killing four workers, including one who was crushed by the debris.

The authorities believe that the workers, employees of a demolition contractor, were in the process of detaching the machine room from the 40-ton crane. 

According to reports, three of the workers were cutting through structures holding the machine room in place, while another was working inside the machine room. 

A fifth worker assigned to the project escaped unhurt as he was overseeing the operations from the ground. 

The shipyard was initially believed to belong to Daesun Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., but it was later revealed that the company had sold the facility to Geocheong Shipbuilding Co. in December. 

Geochung is a supplier of ship parts, and the crane was being dismantled as part of the company’s plans to convert the plot occupied by the structure for a different use. 

The police plans to question witnesses and officials of the contractor to determine whether safety protocols were followed. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 15, 2015 at 7:54am

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Crane comes down in Moscow

January 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. 

The crane looks like a fairly dated bottom slewing luffing tower crane, its triangular section tower and jib blew over the back of the machine base, with part of it apparently striking the rear end of a passing car. However no one was injured in the incident, which occurred in Testovskaya Ulitsa in the business district. More modern top slewers nearby were unaffected by the winds.

Moscow crane
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 11, 2015 at 12:31am

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Crane collapses near Parkway in Brick, one injured

A construction worker was injured when a crane tipped over near the Garden State Parkway this morning.

Brick Police Sgt. Art Rivaldo said the crane’s operator was thrown into a wooded area from the cab when the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. He was flown by emergency medical helicpter to the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.

Rivaldo said the crane was working on an overpass that carries the Parkway over New Jersey 88 when it apparently collapsed. The New Jersey State Police are investigating.

The right northbound lane was blocked for a period after the accident, but Rivaldo said traffic is now open in both directions.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 14, 2014 at 1:06am

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Crane topples onto billboard in Durham

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

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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

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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

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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:

http://www.enews163.com/2014/11/03/2-people-to-a-site-jingmen-crane...

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

Original link: http://news.163.com/14/1103/15/AA4TTK7N00014JB6.html

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

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18:0928.10.2014

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

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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

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