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MAJOR CRANE SAFETY SEMINAR 28 SEPT 2016

Posted on 5th September 2016
Seminar examines key issues and solutions on construction projects

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INSPECTION AND EXAMINATION RULES UNDER REVIEW

Posted on 19th August 2016
hselogo1HSE seek more proportionate approach to equipment inspection etc.

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FIRM PROSECUTED OVER CRANE COLLAPSE IN 2006

Posted on 15th March 2016
Crane hire company fined £750,000 following major collapse

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AT LEAST 107 DIE IN MECCA CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 16th September 2015
Storm and strong winds believed to have triggered disaster

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HSE LIFTING OPERATIONS APPROVED CODE UPDATED

Posted on 5th January 2015
New LOLER code and guidance now available free online

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HSE SAFETY ALERT: TOWER CRANE SLEW BRAKES

Posted on 1st November 2014
Maintenance and inspection of slew brake release mechanisms

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TOWER CRANES ERECTED ALONGSIDE RAILWAYS

Posted on 6th August 2014
CPA guide provides clarity on over sailing rail infrastructures

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INCIDENT: DEBRIS FALL FROM CRANE

Posted on 12th June 2014
Workman injured on project of major homes developer

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INCIDENT: TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE ON HOME

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Luffing jib TC collapsed on London apartment project

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INCIDENT: RESCUE FROM TOWER CRANE

Posted on 21st March 2014
Emergency services effect descent of unwell crane driver

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INCIDENT: TOWER CRANE COLAPSE IN DOCKLANDS

Posted on 8th March 2014
Jib ‘snapped’ in half and workman suffers head injuries

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WORKMAN DIED ON TOWER CRANE LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 26th February 2014
Concrete beam crushed lifting banksman during high winds

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HSE SAFETY ALERT: LUFFING JIB TOWER CRANES

Posted on 21st February 2014
Crane failures in high winds prompt HSE warning

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INCIDENT: CRANE JIB FAILS DURING STORM

Posted on 27th January 2014
Collapse of tower crane jib on new Croydon tower block

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INCIDENT: HELICOPTER RESCUE FROM TOWER CRANE

Posted on 20th December 2013
Crane operator plucked to safety during raging fire in Canada 

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MAJOR HOMES FIRM FINED FOR TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th December 2013
Safety-critical steel bolt connections not suitably installed and maintained

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INCIDENT: INJURY DURING CRANE DISMANTLING

Posted on 18th November 2013
HSE investigate serious injury caused by falling crane “part”

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INCIDENT: COLLAPSED TOWER CRANES

Posted on 30th October 2013
Cranes brought down in storm winds were the same model

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INCIDENT: RAIN THREAT TO TOWER CRANE BASES

Posted on 16th September 2013
Three cranes dismantled whilst foundations checked and strengthened

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HOMES FIRM IN COURT OVER TOWER CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 8th July 2013
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of falling tower crane jib

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PREMATURE CALL TO CRANE DRIVER TRIGGERS COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st July 2013
Workman fell 10m into concrete shaft along with temporary platform

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CPA ISSUES WARNING OVER CRANE SITE SECURITY

Posted on 17th June 2013
Main contractors reminded to prevent unauthorised access to sites

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INCIDENT: LOAD DROPS FROM TOWER CRANE

Posted on 11th June 2013
Public and construction workers escape with minor injuries

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REVISED TOWER CRANE RESCUE RULES PUBLISHED

Posted on 10th May 2013
HSE endorsed CPA guidance on planned rescue now online

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HEAD PROTECTION AND TOWER CRANE REGS REPEALED

Posted on 8th April 2013
HSE stress that repealed construction laws leave safety untouched

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INCIDENT: SUSPECTED TOWER CRANE MISHAP

Posted on 21st March 2013
Photographs fail to establish facts on reported tower crane incident

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HELICOPTER COLLISION WITH TOWER CRANE UPDATE

Posted on 24th January 2013
Air Navigation Order required crane to be lit only at night

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MAJOR INCIDENT: HELICOPTER STRIKES TOWER CRANE

Posted on 16th January 2013
Traffic chaos hits roads and two deaths reported

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INCIDENT: VIDEO OF CRANE COLLAPSE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted on 27th November 2012
Dramatic fire on Sydney tower crane prompts boom collapse

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INCIDENT: HURRICANE SANDY HITS NEW YORK TOWER CRANE

Posted on 30th October 2012
Pictures show damaged tower crane at tallest residential building in New York

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TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY FOUNDATION ERRORS

Posted on 9th May 2012
Catastrophic event avoided multiple fatalities by ‘pure chance’

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CONTRACTOR AND ENGINEERS DENY CRANE ALLEGATIONS

Posted on 18th April 2012
Tower crane collapse prosecution trial expected to last three weeks

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TOWER CRANE AND HEAD PROTECTION REGS TO BE REVOKED

Posted on 4th April 2012
HSE to implement Government commissioned report on regulation revocations

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INQUEST: NARRATIVE VERDICT CRANE DEATHS

Posted on 13th March 2012
Coroner hears how incorrect erection manual triggered crane collapse

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INQUEST: SITE TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 6th March 2012
Coroner opens inquiry into homes development tower crane double tragedy

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AUSTRALIA DAY TOWER CRANE ‘PRANK’ CLAIMS LIFE

Posted on 27th January 2012
Young man fell 45m to his death after climbing tower crane on Sydney site 

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INCIDENT: TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE CAUSES EVACUATION

Posted on 26th December 2011
Families evacuated after section of crane fails in ‘freak storm’

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SECOND TOWER CRANE RESCUE IN TWO WEEK PERIOD

Posted on 2nd November 2011
Emergency services perform successful recovery of tower crane erector

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INCIDENT:TOWER CRANE OPERATOR RESCUE

Posted on 27th October 2011
Prior training proves useful as unwell crane operator recovered from height

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IDENTIFICATION OF ILLEGAL TOWER CRANES

Posted on 9th September 2011
CECE guidance on dealing with illegal tower cranes now published 

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TOWER CRANE EMERGENCY RESCUE CAPTURED ON VIDEO

Posted on 26th August 2011
Workman rescued from US tower crane after injury during maintenance

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LIFTING OPERATION ENDANGERS BUS PASSENGERS

Posted on 19th August 2011
Steel re-bar injures young child on bus upper deck in London suburb

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FIVE DIE IN INDIAN CRANE CLIMBING INCIDENT

Posted on 1st July 2011
Pin ‘snapped’ during task of increasing tower crane height in Bangalore

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MYSTERY DEATH OF CRANE OPERATOR ON 2012 PROJECT

Posted on 29th June 2011
Workman found dead at base of crane on Olympics Village project

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ANDREW MARR HOLDS HIGH COURT WITH CRANE DRIVER

Posted on 3rd June 2011
BBC presenter climbs one of the cranes involved in building Shard tower

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TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE PROSECUTION COMMENCES

Posted on 21st April 2011
Contractor and structural engineers charged over Liverpool crane incident 

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CRANE ‘FAULT’ REPORTED ON NEW CITY HOTEL PROJECT

Posted on 8th April 2011
Birmingham city centre roads closed following reported problem with crane

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TOWER CRANE COLLAPSES ON MAJOR GERMAN PROJECT

Posted on 23rd February 2011
Operator injured as jib parts from mast on Stuttgart football stadium refurb site

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INCIDENT: MAN DIES IN MYSTERY TOWER CRANE FALL

Posted on 18th February 2011
Man falls 200ft after climbing tower crane in Plymouth builders yard

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PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC EVENTS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 10th February 2011
Report examines key corporate issues for industry leaders to address

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