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       WORLD-WIDE TOWER CRANE ACCIDENT STATISTICS
                               2000 - 2010


     Since the year 2000 there have been over 1125 Tower Crane Accidents which have resulted in over 780 Deaths 
     and countless injuries. Keep in mind that many accidents are never reported on, so this figure could be double.  


              Tower Crane Accidents in year 2009 = 188 Accidents with 78 Deaths

              Tower Crane Accidents for 2010 = 154 Accidents with 113 Deaths! 

        Statistics are based on documented, construction-related Tower Crane accidents only. 




                                  2010 WORLD-WIDE TOWER CRANE ACCIDENT STATISTICS





 

    

 

       176 ACCIDENTS resulting in 75 DEATHS.

            Incident Analyses:

            Assembly      = 15 Accidents  -  5 Deaths:

            Disassembly  = 14 Accidents  - 10 Deaths:

            Climbing        = 24 Accidents  - 37 Deaths:

 

            In Operation  = 72 Accidents - 21 Deaths:
            Primary failures: Structural, Technical, Foundation, and Operator error where only 5 could be verified.

            Wind  = 24 Accidents - 2Deaths:
            Operator error may account for many of these accidents - due to improper shutdown procedures.

             Unknown = 27 Accidents - ?? Deaths:




    JUNE, 2010 - INTERNATIONAL CRANES "WEATHERVAIN" ARTICLE

 



 

 Read "unedited" article that appeared in the September, 09 issue of International Cranes.

       VIEW
         

          My goal here is to bring awareness to those that believe it won't happen to them!  If anyone has additional
          information on these or other accidents please email me.  
terry@towercranesupport.com

        Below are just some of the more detailed, infamous accidents from around the world!


       Worthton, 2005 - A Wolff 320BF( Luffer ) tower crane collapsed into another crane during dismantling. 
       ( 2 Deaths, 1 Injured ). 


       This "common" practice of loosening / de-torquing mast bolts to "finger" tightness ( or less ) prior to 
       dismantling and or climbing a crane down, and also during assembly,  is still going on to this day! 
              

                                    
                                      VIDEO


 

                 Germany, 2008 - Liebherr collapse due to bolt de-torque during disassembly.

                       

       If anyone knows of other similar tower crane collapses due to mast bolt loosening,  please email me details.




   

USA 2012, Dallas Texas - 2 DEAD
    I have been warning about the premature loosening of mast bolts for years!
    At least 6 out of 8 bolts were removed from this section alone!

                    

View my analysis>   CLICK HERE


                Taiwan, Taipei: 2002 - "TWO" Favco-440D Tower (Luffer) Crane collapse from the 56th floor
                 during an earthquake!  ( 5 Deaths, 23 injured ).

                             
                                       
                        
                   

                Check out this video of the crane going over! ( about 30 seconds into clip )     "VIEW HERE"
                This video shows both cranes going over!      "
VIEW HERE" 

                 Another -   VIEW 


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