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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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 12, 2014 at 3:03am

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Several injured as construction crane topples in Swiss town

Rescuers are working to free a person trapped under a construction crane that fell late Wednesday in a Swiss town, injuring several people.

Local newspaper 24 Heures said on its website that two people had been trapped when the crane collapsed in Saint Sulpice, which lies on the outskirts of the city of Lausanne.

One was freed and taken to hospital by helicopter, and rescue teams were still working to save the second, it said.

Police said several people were injured, but did not give further details or indicate what caused the collapse.

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