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 May 16, 2015 at 1:02am

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Operator dies in crane collapse at Bremerhaven

Operator dies in crane collapse at Bremerhaven

A 52-year-old quay crane operator has died after his crane collapsed at the APM Terminals-operated Port of Bremerhaven.

The boom of the 23-row ZPMC super-post-panamax crane snapped causing wreckage including the cabin to fall and smash into the hold of 6,674 teu Maersk Karachi below.

The body of the deceased man was recovered from the wreckage after several hours of searching, with authorities now investigating the cause of the accident, which is as yet undetermined. No-one else was hurt in the incident.

Maersk Karachi, meanwhile, suffered damage to the hull and will reportedly need repairs. A number of containers onboard have also been damaged.

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Crane collapses in Hanoi, throwing two people off motorbikes

Two people fell off their motorbikes after being hit by a cable of a crane that suddenly collapsed at the construction site of a railway project in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 9, 2015 at 6:08am

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Construction crane collapses in Santa Clara

Construction workers assess the damage after a crane collapsed at a construction site at the Stadium Tech Center along Great America Parkway and Great America Way in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday, May 8, 2015. No injuries were reported. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)

A construction crane collapsed at the site of a parking garage project at the Stadium Tech Center complex at Great America Parkway and Great America Way in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday, May 8, 2015. No injuries were reported in the incident

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 22, 2015 at 4:33am

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Worker killed in crane collapse in Brampton

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015 03:55 PM EDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015 04:27 PM EDT

A man is dead after a crane collapse in Brampton on Tuesday.

Const. Lilly Fitzpatrick said Peel Regional Police were notified about an incident around noon at a construction site behind the Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library. A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene at 10150 Gore Rd.

“Reports are that there was a large crane at the construction site that either tipped over or collapsed, striking a male worker who was on the ground,” Fitzpatrick said.

“At this point we don’t have any information as to what caused the crane to flip over or collapse.”

The Ministry of Labour has taken over the investigation and dispatched inspectors and an engineer to the scene, spokesman William Lin said.

Bondfield Limited is working at the construction site, but the worker was employed by Forma-Con Construction, Lin said.

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
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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 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.

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

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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 September 8, 2014 at 4:48am

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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.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 15, 2014 at 3:40am

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