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Crane collapses onto apartment block at Wolli Creek; residents unable to return home

Three workers were injured when the crane fell, with the construction union condemning the incident as “not good enough”. Two damaged buildings have been evacuated as well as residents in surrounding buildings, emergency services say. Trains on the Airport Line between Central and Turrella have been cancelled as a precaution and Sydney Trains yesterday warned […]

High above KC’s changing skyline, crane operators build downtown’s revitalization

Perched high above a Children’s Mercy Hospital construction site, Carl Potter gently moves his left wrist and the 100-plus-foot tower crane rumbles to the right. A push of his wrist sends the crane’s hook to the ground, where dozens of construction workers wait to attach a cement bucket to the crane’s rigging. They look like […]

Exploring the weather hazards behind 5 deadly, notorious plane crashes

Though many unfortunate factors can result in aviation accidents, among an aircraft’s greatest threats are ice, fog and wind shear, which is rapidly changing wind currents. A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study shows more than two-thirds of all weather-related general aviation crashes have been fatal. Microbursts: An invisible killer According to NASA, phenomena known as microbursts, […]

Rain, strong winds leave 13 dead, 100 injured across Punjab

LAHORE: Around 13 people died and over 100 were injured in separate incidents after rain and windstorms lashed several cities across Punjab on Saturday. Several cities, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Kasur, Bahawalnagar, Multan, Chichawatni and Lodhran received light and heavy rain on Saturday, along with gusty winds. Six people died and around 60 were […]

At Least 1 Dead as Dust Storms Cause Pileups in Illinois

At least one person was killed Wednesday after blowing dust triggered multiple vehicle collisions throughout Illinois. Strong thunderstorm winds caused the dust storms in the Prairie State, according to weather.com meteorologist Brian Donegan. A portion of Interstate 72 near New Berlin and along Interstate 55 near Auburn were affected by the conditions. The fatal accident occurred on […]

Gale force winds cause accidents and powercuts

Gale force winds caused accidents and power cuts in parts of Macclesfield. Strong gusts of up to 55mph caused a Costa Coffee van to come off the road along the A537 Cat and Fiddle. Macclesfield Police responded to the accident which took place yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, June 6) with a humorous tweet “Ground by the […]

Court acquits Phinikoudes death crane operator

Larnaca District Court on Thursday acquitted the operator of a 200-tonne tower crane that fell on to Phinikoudes promenade in October 2012 – killing a 65-year-old woman, injuring three others and damaging five cars – after the prosecution failed to prove the case. The crane operator, Christos Peristianis, had been charged with causing death through […]

Towering Above the Competition

Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors needed to cut a 100-foot water tank, add a 40-foot extension, then put the suspended piece back on. For a company with more than 30 years of experience in constructing, installing, renovating and rebuilding large above-ground water tanks across the US, the project should have been routine. It was anything but. […]

What is wind turbulence

Think about chaotic movement, unstable flow of wind… this is what wind turbulence means. If still not clear… remember last time you were on an airplane there was turbulences. Not nice. Why is so important wind turbulence in any tall construction? Very simple, assume your hands and arms are the wind and a small bar […]