Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January 6th 2009

Nelspruit South Africa. A tower crane collapsed today during a storm. The crane was being used to build a Soccer (Football) Stadium. During the storm no one was present so no injuries were reported. The stadium suffered some damage but the repairs apparently will not impact the overall job schedule. No pictures are currently available.

I have ran across a picture of this accident finally.

Monday, January 5, 2009

January 5th, 2008

New York, NY In the aftermath of the first tower crane collapse, the master rigger (New York City  requirement) is being charged with manslaughter and turning himself in today. The claim is that the rigging had signifigant pre-existing cuts and a pre use inspection should have turned up the problem.