2006 French Island - R'eunion - - Erection in strong wind - operator survives
2009 Uruguay - Jib collapse under load
Russia, 2010 - Dismantle / Climbing accident - - 3 DEAD
More "operator" certification needed?- -
Hong Kong - 2011- -
2011 France - Overload
2012, Malaysia - dismantle accident
2012, Turkey - Structural failure, Operator Dead
USA 2012, Dallas Texas - 2 DEAD
At least 6 out of the 8 bolts on this section were removed.
NYC Favco 440 luffer boom collapse due to WIND! (October,29th 2012 )
This Video was taken at 3:24pm - collapse happened at 2:30pm
There have been 780 Deaths and countless injuries ( 1125 incidents since 2000 ). Keep in mind that many
accidents are never reported on, so this figure could easily be double.
Tower Crane Accidents in year 2009 to date = 188 Accidents with 78 Deaths
Tower Crane Accidents for year 2010 = 154 Accidents with 113 Deaths!