Crane Collapse in Seattle Kills 2 Civilians, 2 Workers and Injures 4 Others

For the past 3 years, Seattle, Washington has had the most construction cranes out of any United States city. But, as we know, from various videos and news stories, a crane collapse can have absolutely devastating consequences. On Saturday, a crane collapsed in downtown Seattle onto an open road below, killing two construction workers, 2 pedestrians, and injuring several others in the process.

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[VIDEO] Crane Catches Fire, Collapses on Georgia Construction Site

Cranes collapsing on-site are serious business, especially since many of them resulted in the loss of life.  A recent crane collapse on a construction site in Alpharetta, GA was caught on camera after it caught fire, but luckily no one was injured.

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[VIDEO] 8 Injured After Crane Collapses During Renovations of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

There are a lot of different specialty construction contracting sectors within the industry and cruise ships are definitely one of them.  There are plenty of unique challenges when dealing with a moving ship versus a static building.  A recent accident highlighted the challenges when a crane collapsed on a cruise ship under renovations, injuring 8 people.

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The 13 Craziest Construction Videos of 2018

Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business. 

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[VIDEO] Massive Crane Collapses on Florida Job Site, Narrowly Missing Several Workers

Crane collapses on construction jobsites are usually pretty terrifying, especially when the jobsite is full of workers.  A construction site in St. Petersburg, Florida got extremely lucky when a large construction crane collapsed and narrowly missed several running workers.

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Multiple Cranes Have Collapsed in Miami due to Hurricane Irma

As if the high winds and heavy rains weren’t enough of a safety hazard for the people of Florida, citizens who are staying in the area also need to be concerned about the dozens of tower cranes that are still erected throughout downtown.

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[VIDEO] Crane Flips While Lifting Large Section of Viaduct

Cranes collapse for a variety of different reasons.  Some are overloaded, some catch on fire, and others succumb to high wind loads.  Regardless of the reason, a falling crane can cause tons of damage and have the potential to kill on-site workers and pedestrians walking near the job site.

A recent crawler crane collapse in Northern Italy could have been much worse as the crane, carrying a large section of viaduct, crashed to the ground. 

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