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Fatal Power Line Contact

09/17/14

Wichita, Kansas A man was electrocuted yesterday after he came into contact with a 7,200 volt power line while using a bucket truck in Kansas. The incident occurred in the town of Pratt to the west of Wichita, while 58 year old Eric Notter, owner of Notter Tree Trimming Services, Read More

Death Wish Injury

09/17/14
Death Wish Injury 9-19-2014 10-08-05 AM

Phuket, Thailand A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand after he received an electric shock while installing an internet cable among overhead power lines using a form of access that would certainly have qualified for our Death Wish series.               Read More

Lack of a Harness Takes Another Life

09/15/14

 Madison, Alabama The owner of a tree company died on Friday after he was catapulted out of an aerial lift when the boom was struck by a falling tree limb in Madison, Alabama. The man, Jason Buckley, 47, of Bucks Tree Service, was working from a bucket truck at a Read More

Another Bridge Bashed

09/9/14
Another Bridge Bash 9-11-2014 11-35-21 AM

Morat, Switzerland A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane was injured yesterday near Murten (Morat) Switzerland after he struck a bridge on the A1 highway to the west of Berne. The truck was turned on its side by the impact with the bridge, resulting in the driver breaking Read More

Tunnel Bashing

09/2/14
Tunnel Bashing 9-4-2014 3-05-06 PM

Sion, Switzerland A driver who failed to properly stow his loader crane after unloading material on a highway construction job became jammed in a tunnel near the town of Sion in Switzerland yesterday causing major traffic jams. The truck got halfway down the tunnel before the driver realized the problem Read More

Tower Crane Hits Homes in Cologne

09/2/14
Tower Crane Hits Home 9-4-2014 2-58-30 PM

Cologne, Germany A tower crane came crashing down on to a residential buildings in Cologne, Germany on Thursday night/Friday morning, trapping a man in his bed. The tower crane had only been erected on Thursday and came down in early hours of Friday morning landing on two buildings. The local Read More

Fatal scissor lift overturn in New Zealand

08/29/14
Fatal Siccor Lift 8-29-2014 10-37-38 AM

Lyttelton Port, Christchurch, New Zealand A man has died at Lyttelton Port, Christchurch, after the scissor lift he was using overturned and landed on a tractor trailer loaded with a container. The man, 40, was thrown from the platform when it landed on the trailer/container. Worksafe New Zealand and the Read More

Fatal Fall from Crane

08/26/14
Fall from Tower 8-27-2014 3-14-22 PM

Penn State University in Pennsylvania An 18 year old student fell to his death from a tower crane at Penn State University in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Jack Crean was discovered on Sunday morning at the HUB-Robeson Center construction site in State College, Pennsylvania. It is not known if he Read More

New England Crane Overturn

08/26/14
New England Crane Overturn 8-27-2014 3-08-36 PM

Concord, Massachusetts A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts on Friday when one of its outriggers sank deeply into the grass while helping remove trees from a larger property in the area. The crane, a Liebherr LTM1050-3.1 owned by Astro Crane, looks to have been set up Read More

Crane Rolls on Mountain Road

08/26/14
Crane Rolls On Mt Road 8-27-2014 2-54-04 PM

Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.                                   The crane rolled as it took the bend Read More

Fire Fighters Injured

08/22/14
Firefighters Injured 8-27-2014 2-44-34 PM

Campbellsville, Kentucky Four firemen were injured yesterday when their platform came too close to overhead power lines in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The fire-fighters had been helping the Campbellsville University band do an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday, by spraying water on them from above. (ALS=Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, often referred Read More

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