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 15, 2017 at 4:56am


14 Aug 2017, Umdloti, Kwa-Zulu Natal: A construction worker is fighting for his life after a tower crane has collapsed at a building site near Sibaya Casino in Umdloti on Monday morning. The crane operator & several others escaped unharmed.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 11, 2017 at 11:44pm

Crane collapse kills two Chinese engineers at CPEC site

August 11, 2017

ABBOTTABAD: Two Chinese engineers were killed when a crane crashed over them while working at China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) site Shahkot near Abbottabd.

Talking to APP District Police Officer (DPO), Syed Ishfaq Anwar said that the two Chinese engineers Sun Beef and Wang Shee Lay were working at the Hazara motorway site Shahkot when a crane crashed over them.

Both the engineers died on the spot. The bodies of both engineers were shifted to Ayub Medical Complex for medico-legal formalities.

DPO Ashfaq Anwar said dead bodies would be shifted to China after completing formalities. – APP

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 3, 2017 at 8:19am

Dozens of residents evacuated after crane collapses in Reading town centre

Crane toppled and came to rest on the wall of Primark store

July 30 2017

Dozens of people were forced to sleep in temporary accommodation after a crane collapsed.

A total of 62 residents left their homes for the night as the 35-metre crane, with a 60-metre job, came down and came to rest by the wall of the former Primark store in Reading.

Some people can now return to their homes as the crane has been stabilised, but police have warned it could take days to remove the machinery from the scene.

West Street, where the incident occurred, remains closed as the jib will be dismantled on site.

No one was injured during the incident.

The evacuees were re-homed by Reading Borough Council on Saturday, and some residents made arrangements with friends and family.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 24, 2017 at 10:12pm

Crane Falls, Damages Numerous Vehicles

Posted: Jul 24, 2017 12:08 PM EST Updated: Jul 24, 2017 2:01 PM EST
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MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- There is a big mess from a crane collapse Monday morning at the Harrodsburg Waste Water Treatment Plant.

It was reported around 8 a.m. at the site of the plant's expansion project along Cornishville Road. 

An independent construction company was working at the time, when the collapse happened, destroying a number of cars.

Compan leaders did not want to talk about the accident.

One person was in the crane at the time, but was not hurt.

No word on how much damage will cost the company.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 23, 2017 at 9:53am

Crane collapse leads to bridge collapse and 2 deaths

Two Workers Die after a Bridge Under-construction Collapses in Sasaram

Bridge collapse in Sasaram on Saturday.
Sasaram: Two workers were killed and five others seriously injured when an under-construction railway over-bridge fell off from a large crane while being lowered by engineers just outside Sasaram railway station on Saturday.
The accident paralyzed railway traffic on the Grand Chord in the Gaya-Mughalsarai section for nearly six hours.

A rescue team was immediately dispatched to search and recover any victim that may have been buried underneath the debris. Senior railway officials including Divisional Railway Manager from Mughalsarai Anup Kumar were monitoring the operation at the time of the reporting.

Victims were rushed to a government hospital in Sasaram where two were declared dead on arrival while four others were undergoing treatment for injuries ranging from minor to serious in nature, officials said.

Equipment malfunction was said to be the cause of the accident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 23, 2017 at 4:30am

7 killed, 2 injured in Guangzhou tower crane collapse

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/7/22 22:40:35
Seven people were killed and two others injured after a tower crane collapsed in southern Chinese city of Guangzhou Saturday, local government said.
The accident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. at a construction site in the city's Haizhu District, the district government said in a press release.
The two injured are in stable condition, it said.
An investigation into the cause of the accident has been launched.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 15, 2017 at 8:37pm

Worker Hurt in Crane Collapse

Posted 3:42 pm, July 14, 2017

SUNBURY – A worker was hurt when a crane he was working on collapsed in Northumberland County.

A contractor was fixing a sign at CVS on South Fourth Street in Sunbury around 10 a.m. when the crane he was working on collapsed, and he fell off, according to the Sunbury fire chief.

The name of the worker and his condition were not released. The fire chief said his injuries were not life-threatening.

Around 50 to 100 gallons of hydraulic fluid spilled from the truck.

The CVS store remained open

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 12, 2017 at 11:57pm

Seven people were dead on the spot as a crane hit a minivan on Tuesday in Puning city of southern China's Guangdong Province. Three others were injured. The crane, stationed at a construction site, reportedly tipped over, hitting the passing minivan carrying the 10 people. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 2, 2017 at 1:17am

Cranes Collapse, Injure 3 Workers At Dade Construction Site

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Three workers were injured Thursday morning while on the job at a construction site in northwest Miami-Dade county.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was called out shortly after 10 a.m. regarding a construction accident where two cranes failed for some unknown reason and then fell.

Rescue workers are at the site located near NW 57th  Avenue and Blue Lagoon Drive.

Chopper4 was over the scene where three people were being treated on backboards at a building under construction.

The workers were loaded onto the fire ladder and lowered down to the ground then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

It’s unknown whether the workers were on the crane or near the crane at the time of the incident.

There are a lot of office buildings in the area and workers were out watching the scene unfold.

“It was crazy. There was a big accident. The things just fell. Oh my gosh. I was so worried. I am so happy that it wasn’t serious. It could have really gotten bad,” said Lisa Daniels who watched the rescue.

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Comment by Yvonne Lawson on May 10, 2017 at 1:44pm

Crane collapses at Falmouth Docks, Cornwall UK


A crane has collapsed at Falmouth Docks in Cornwall, leading to the evacuation of the site.

The structure toppled on to the dockside with an "enormous bang" at about 09:00 BST.

There are no reported injuries, although the site had to be cleared because the crane collapsed on to acetylene cylinders.

A 200m exclusion zone has been put in place while firefighters work to make the area safe.

The Royal Navy Lookout Twitter account, an unofficial local account, said the crane collapsed with an "enormous bang".

A&P Group, which owns the docks, has said a full health and safety investigation would take place.



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