Crane accidents from around the world
The crane that collapsed in Makkah has grabbed the world’s attention, but it seems that crane accidents are not a rarity
The deadly crane collapse on Friday in Saudi's holy city of Makkah - which killed 107 people and wounded 238 - is one of many similiar, often tragic, accidents in recent years.
Crane Accidents, a website dedicated to the topic, shows scores of incidents where construction equipment collapsed.
Here are some of the latest:
On August 24 this year, a tower crane in Germany broke in two, landing on a half-built house.
On August 10, a crane that was removing a 150 year old wooden steeple from a church in Canada collapsed, dropping it to the ground and bringing down the local power lines.
On August 7, in Australia's Melbourne city, a large crane dropped onto the top of the lift shaft of the building it was working on.
On August 3, two cranes employed to restore a bridge collapsed onto buildings. In the aftermath, rescuers were seen frantically searching for victims.
On July 11, four dock workers were injured when a ship crane collapsed while unloading a 60-ton wind tower section in Texas.
Probe report filed on Saudi crane tragedyPrince Khaled al-Faisal ‘has submitted today the results of the investigation’, the Saudi Press Agency said Middle East
Saudi King Salman visits site, victims of crane collapse in MakkahHe also visited the site of the incident and said that an investigation into the cause of the collapse is underway Middle East
Video from inside Makkah’s Grand Mosque shows crane collapseA video that has emerged recently captured the moment at which a massive construction crane crashed onto Makkah’s Grand Mosque, killing at least ... Makkah Crane Collapse
Hajj unaffected by crane collapse: Saudi officialThis year’s hajj pilgrimage will go ahead despite a crane collapse which killed more than 100 people at Mecca’s Grand Mosque Middle East
Dramatic footage shows crane collapsing into Makkah’s Grand MosqueDramatic footage circulated on social media reportedly showed a crane collapsing into Makkah’s Grand Mosque on Friday as heavy rains ... Makkah Crane Collapse
Crane fall kills scores as heavy rains lash Makkah’s Grand MosqueScores have been killed after a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense Authority reported ... Makkah Crane Collapse
Crane crashes into ancient tomb in EgyptGerman conservators have been asked to restore the mausoleum that dates back to the Shiite Fatimid dynasty Art and culture