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 April 13, 2019 at 8:29pm


Road collapse leaves crane in peril

A crane threatens to collapse in the 16th arrondissement of Paris

rue de l'Assomption, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, after the collapse of a road on April 12, threatens to collapse a crane. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

47 people were forced to leave their home on the Rue de l'Assumption in Paris on Friday, April 12, following the collapse of a roadway next to a construction site, fearing the collapse of several buildings.

The collapse of a road near a construction site led the fire department to evacuate several buildings on Assomption Street.

Released today at 17:46, updated at 17:50.

Several streets of 16 e of the district's capital were closed at the beginning of the day for all traffic after the firefighters intervened to evacuate six threatened buildings. The danger of collapse would have been averted with relief at 12 noon, according to Le Parisien but now it is a crane installed on the site and its walkway collapsed and could fall on buildings at

worked to consolidate a mistake that has occurred on the plate of the crane, so the location of the France Bleu radio. Residents got a message in the early afternoon that they should not expect to be able to return home during the day.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 8, 2019 at 5:12am
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 24, 2019 at 6:09am

Four workers killed, five hurt as crane collapses at Bangkok construction site

Breaking News January 23, 2019 14:26

Four workers were killed and five others injured when the top part of a crane broke off and fell on them at a condominium construction site on Bangkok’s Rama 3 Road on Wednesday afternoon.


The fallen part hit the fifth floor of a building in the Lumpini Park Riverside project. Four male workers were killed on that floor and another five injured

A worker said he heard a loud noise followed by a large volume of dust appearing. He looked up and saw that the top part of the crane had broken off.

Officials have yet to investigate the cause of the accident

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 30, 2018 at 6:23pm

1 killed, 6 injured after crane collapses at Kakinada Port

Saturday, 29 Dec, 1.11 pm The Hans India

One person died and six more sustained serious injuries in crane collapse inKSPL in Kakinada Port

One person died on the spot and six more sustained sevre injuries when two cranes belongs to SPLcompanny were engaged in work in Kakinada Deep Water Port on Saturday morning.
According to information available the deceased Vattipalli Lakshmana Kumar hail from Kovvur in West Godavari. The six injured were shifted to Trust.Hospital for medical aid.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 11, 2018 at 4:43am

One Person Killed after Crane Collapse

Updated: Dec 07, 2018 4:34 PM EST


A man is killed after a crane collapse south of Fredonia, KS. According to Wilson County Sheriff Pete Figgin, deputies were called Friday morning about a possible on site work related accident.  

The location is the new site of the Fredonia Water Treatment Plant that is being constructed.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two adult males with injuries. One male died from his injuries, the other male was treated for minor injuries.  

The cause of accident has not been determined, according to Sheriff Figgin. OSHA has been contacted for further investigation. 

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office expresses condolences to the families of those involved. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 1, 2018 at 9:13pm

Crane operator dies after hotel construction accident on Isla Mujeres

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 4, 2018 at 4:34am

6 Dead As Crane Collapses In Under-Construction Factory In Karnataka

The crane collapsed at an under-construction cement factory in Kalaburagi

August 03, 2018 01:34 IST

Kalaburagi, Karnataka: 

A crane collapsed at an under-construction cement factory in Kalaburagi in Karnataka on Thursday, leaving six dead and one injured.

Police have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. The six workers who died are reportedly labourers from Bihar.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 19, 2018 at 8:04pm

4 people died in the collapse of a tower crane at a construction site in Hainan's Five Fingers Group

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 24, 2018 at 3:14am

Large Crane Collapses On CSU Campus: No Injuries

A construction crane fell onto the roof of a building under construction on the campus of the CSU vet hospital in Fort Collins

Apr 23, 2018 8:07 pm ET

Large Crane Collapses On CSU Campus: No Injuries

FORT COLLINS, CO -- A construction crane collapsed onto the roof of a building on the campus of Colorado State University's Veterinary Hospital campus in Fort Collins on Monday. No injuries were immediately reported when the crane fell onto the roof of the building being constructed at the College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

The building is being constructed by Silva Global Solutions northeast of the veterinary hospital at 300 West Drake Road.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 11, 2018 at 2:31am

2 dead, 6 hurt as crane crashes down in Pasay

02:46 PM April 10, 2018

Two men were killed and six others were injured after a metal crane in a construction site crashed onto a commercial building in Pasay on Tuesday afternoon.

In a report submitted to Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, director of the Southern Police District, the accident happened when a crane tower was being set up in the ongoing construction of STI building near the corner of P. Calle and Edsa around 12:30 p.m.

The report said the crane tower fell down and its boom hit the adjacent Core Town building, killing an unidentified man on the spot and damaged several vehicles parked in the area.

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