Two tower cranes collided over Canary Wharf in London, UK today seriously injuring a 35 year old man.
March 7, 2014
The Noble Paul Wolff, an ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling in the Campos Basin at about 4,200 ft. water depth, was partially evacuated after tilting overnight.
Contacts close to this rig tell me that the semi has had multiple ballast control issues over the past few years. In fact, several times in the recent past, people on the rig have said that it leaned a little too far (human error cited in those cases).
Cranes in the hands of amateurs can turn into Deadly weapons!! Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India
Published on 25 feb. 2014
Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India
1 died, 4 injured in crane collapse at wedding venue.
The Concrete Pipe Lifter makes light work of the installation of waste water pipelines.
Published on 28 nov. 2012
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The containership Svendborg Maersk faced particularly nasty weather last week as she sailed through the Bay of Biscay on her way to Colombo, Sri Lanka resulting in disastrous consequences. Limping into the port of Malaga, Spain on Monday, 520 containers had been lost from the deck of the ship.
The total number of lost containers turned out to be even worse than we feared,” commented Palle Laursen, Vice President of Operations, Maersk Line. ”We will now carefully examine our procedures to see if they need correction in order to avoid similar incidents in the future.
As of now we remain focused on supporting our vessel crew and are dedicated to getting correct information about lost or delayed cargo to our customers and ultimately get the ship back in service as soon as possible”
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Uploaded on 2 apr 2008
This is the failure of an overhead crane in the Netherlands.
uploaded on 2 nov 2009
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I received this video in an email a while back. I am not sure of the exact details. If anyone has any further information as to what exactly caused the failure or any information on the damage it caused, let me know!
Comment of Heavy Lift Specialist:
As can be seen in the Aftermath, the coupling segments on the drive unit of the winch broke. Why that happened, I do not know, it could be: bad workmanship during constrcution of the coupling, bad material, fatigue, overload or corrosion.
Lessons learned: NEVER WALK OR STAND UNDER A LOAD!! as these unexpected failures can happen any moment!
A man died at the Arena de Amazonia football stadium in Manaus, Brazil last Friday following an incident that occurred while dismantling a crane.
February 10, 2014 | Comments (0)
Antonio Jose Pita Martins, 55, an employee of Portugese metal construction company Martifer, was dismantling a crane being used to install the World Cup stadium’s roof when he was reportedly struck by a falling metal object. He was taken to hospital after sustaining injuries to his head and chest but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
An All Terrain crane slipped off the road near Nantes, in France on Wednesday causing a road closure and a cut to the the local electricity supply.
The crane a five axle Liebherr from Mediaco’s depot in Nantes was travelling along the D 744 between Moncoutant and Cerizay to the south east of the city, when it ended up in a ditch and resting against an embankment. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident.
Two larger cranes were sent out from the branch to rescue the stricken machine, which also required the overhead power lines to be cut off, and all was cleared up by mid-morning yesterday. SOURCE: Vertikal.net
Alex Harrison, managing director of London Offshore Consultants (Australia) recounts a near death experience at sea
I suppose it was a number of hair-raising job experiences that actually resulted in me joining London Offshore Consultants. Probably most hair-raising was nearly drowning on board a bulk cargo ship when I was 23.
It was en route from Fujairah to Singapore and I was working as a ship surveyor performing steel condition assessments. I was with a colleague and we were sureying an aft peak ballast tank that had been drained to allow us inside. The stern shaft, which passed through the lower aft peak space, was rotating throughout and the Chief Engineer was obviously keen to flood the tank again to make sure the temperatures didn’t go critical as we were underway at sea.
Also, It was a tight space and required a lot of wiggling and squeezing through small holes and around bends to get to the furthest reaches of the tank. There was an able-bodied – although as it turned out, not very able-brained – seaman at the access hatch for us, and he was supposed to stay and advise the Bosun once we were out. But after a while, and unbeknown to us, he decided it was teatime and wandered off.
Another Jost tower crane jib collapsed yesterday on a building under construction in Croydon, London during a storm.
January 26, 2014 | Comments (1)
Training and education in handling “Heavy Lifts” is vital to safety of the works.
Last week and the week before Richard L.Krabbendam (Heavy Lift Specialist) presented his well known two day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” to the Huisman Equipment operational workshop staff in Schiedam as well as to a group of engineers of TWD (Temporary Works Design) in Rotterdam. See pictures below:
One man died and another was injured when a crawler crane overturned at a metro construction site in Saidapet, Chennai, India today.
January 11, 2014 | Comments (1)
The 70 tonne crane was said to be lifting a 22 tonne counterweight and was slewing to load it onto a trailer when it overturned. The boom landed on welder Ranjith Biswal, 20, killing him outright, while Tira Nayak, 19, was trapped by his leg and was taken to hospital with a serious fracture which has resulted in the leg being amputated.
Work has been suspended while an investigation looks into the cause for the incident, the crane operator aged 34, has been charged along with the crane supervisor. The contractor involved is Gammon, which has said that the crane was in good working order and that it is co-operating with the investigation.