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Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India (video)

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Feb 262014
 

Cranes in the hands of amateurs can turn into Deadly weapons!! Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India

The conical platform with the bride and her sister

The conical platform with the bride and her sister

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Published on 25 feb. 2014

Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India
1 died, 4 injured in crane collapse at wedding venue.

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Overhead Crane Failure – Drops 75 Tons! (old news)

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Feb 162014
 

This is the failure of an overhead crane in the Netherlands.

Overhead Crane Failure – Drops 75 Tons!

uploaded on 2 nov 2009

Buy quality equipment, and be sure to inspect your equipment! –http://www.hoistexperts.com

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!

Prevent Electrocutions: Work Safely with Cranes near Power Lines

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Dec 192013
 

Prevent Electrocutions: Work Safely with Cranes near Power Lines

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Dutch documentary about raising the “KURSK”

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Dec 022013
 

Westdoc – 14 augustus 2011 – De Koersk

Published on 15 aug 2011

Zondag 14 augustus 2011: De Koersk. De Koersk is een documentaire van RTV Utrecht over de spectaculaire berging van de Russische atoomonderzeeër Koersk, die op 12 augustus 2000 zonk in de Barentszzee. Met zijn herverkiezing in aantocht, deed president Poetin de belofte dat de Koersk snel zou worden geborgen. Hij zocht en vond Mammoet, het familiebedrijf van Jan en Frans van Seumeren uit het Utrechtse plaatsje De Meern. Jan bedenkt in zijn badkuip een revolutionair plan.

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Mobilkran stürzt um – Crane crash

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Oct 272013
 

Mobilkran stürzt um – Crane crash

Obviously, the load is too heavy for the crane: RESULT: Crane Tips

  • No Lift Plan
  • No Idea what load they were lifting
  • improper rigging

Think about the six P’s

Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

 

Operator killed after crane touches power lines

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Oct 082013
 
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WorkSafe BC has launched an investigation following a fatal industrial accident in East Vancouver Friday morning.

CTV British Columbia
Published Friday, October 4, 2013 11:59AM PDT
Last Updated Friday, October 4, 2013 9:02PM PDT

There are reports that a crane worker was electrocuted after the machine came into contact with  7.5 kV power lines.

The accident happened at a site on East 29th Ave. and Slocan around 11 a.m.

A man is dead following an industrial accident in East Vancouver on Oct. 4, 2013. (Jim Fong for CTVBC)

Last month, power to 2,600 Kitsilano customers was knocked out after a construction crane struck a live wire.

The crane operator managed to escape uninjured, but the accident sparked a large fire.

Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/operator-killed-after-crane-touches-power-lines-1.1483819#ixzz2h8lMRUai