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       WORLD-WIDE TOWER CRANE ACCIDENT STATISTICS
                                 2000 - 2009

        

  ! WARNING !  Some pictures are disturbing.


                 Croyden, 2007 - Comedil tower crane - top rotating structure comes off during climbing
               Erection crew simply forgot to connect climber to slew-ring!   ( No Deaths, 1 injured - operator

                     
                 Also see page 8 and 9 for similar accident.


                              Check out this slide-show      "VIEW HERE"


             Hong Kong, 2007 - Wolff ( luffer ) tower crane collapse during climbing. ( 2 dead, 5 injured )

                
                

           UAE, 2007. Two Suncranes collapse. The crane on the left was "climbing" and fell into the other!
           ( 2 deaths, 2 injured )

                          
         
           

 



               San Francisco, 1989 - Peiner/Pecco - SN 355 ( luffer ) tower crane collapse during climbing.
               ( 5 Deaths, 19 injured ) Not included is statistics.

                             
                        



              New York, 2006 - Favco (Luffer) tower crane - looses mast section during climbing.
             Climber hydraulic and or Traverse failure. 
             

                     



               London, 2000 - Wolff-320BF ( luffer ) tower crane collapse during climbing.  ( 3 Deaths )

                                   
                              

                          Report overview: VIEW                  Supporting images to report:  VIEW



               China, 2008 - Tower Crane collapse on kindergarten school - 5 children dead!

                                   

                Video news report clearly shows where failure accures.     "VIEW HERE"



           Indonesia, 2007 - tower crane dismantle accident. 1 Dead

                          
         
               

                 Video of accident scene.      "VIEW HERE"

 



           Syria,4-29-2008 - Disassembly / Climbing collapse. - 4 Dead

                     


            Portugal, 2006 - Tower crane collapsed during "Climbing".         ( 4 Dead, 1 Injured ). 

                                
                View more pictures.      "VIEW HERE"


             Czech, 2007- Peiner tower crane collapsed during assembly.         ( 2 Dead, 1 Injured ). 

                            

                 Video of accident scene.      "VIEW HERE"

 

    Germany, 2003- 2 Liebherr tower cranes collapsed due to foundation failure of one crane.  ( 2 Dead, 3 Injured ). 

                                

                 View more pictures.      "VIEW HERE"

 

     Netherlands, 2008 - Wilbert tower cranes collapsed. Operator was seen jumping from crane, unfortunately
     he did not survive. First two pictures shows crane a few weeks prior to collapse.   ( 1 Dead ). 

                                

                 Link to lots of pictures.      "VIEW HERE"

 

       Germany, 2008 - Wilbert tower crane collapse during assembly.   ( Injuries only ). 

                                

                 Video of accident scene.      "VIEW HERE"

 

        France, 2004- Potain tower crane disassembly collapse.   ( 1 Dead- child  4 injured ). 

                                

              News Video. http://ouest.france3.fr/info/pays-de-la-loire/44537865-fr.php


         Russia, 2007- Tower crane collapse.   ( 3 Dead, many injured ). 

                                

                 Video of accident scene.      "VIEW HERE"

 

            Italy, 2009 - FM-GRU Tower crane collides with another.

                            


            Finland, 2006- Tower crane collapse.   ( 1 Dead- Operator ). 

                                


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