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Accident Claims One Life Monday Afternoon

12/30/08
 Accident Claims One Life Monday Afternoon

Evanston, Wyoming An industrial accident at Wyoming Fabrication and Machine off of Highway 150 South claimed the life of an Evanston man Monday afternoon. John Winfield, 44, owner of the metal fabrication shop, died after a crane fell on him, a 9-11 caller said. Uinta County Sheriff’s Lt. Tom Saprony Read More

Three Killed Five Injured

12/30/08

China  At least three people were killed and five others injured after a crane collapsed at a construction site and fell on an adjacent hotel car park in central China’s Hunan Province Monday. The accident took place at about 5:30 p.m. at the Jinsenianhua (Golden Age) real estate project being Read More

Lift Kills Five, Injures Ten at City Hotel Site

12/28/08

Kampala, Uganda FIVE people died when a lift at a Kampala hotel construction site collapsed yesterday. The incident occurred at about 1:00pm when a lift carrying 15 workers and materials from the 9th floor collapsed at the third level as it descended to the ground, killing three people on the Read More

Seventeen Killed as Lift Falls to Ground at Building Site

12/27/08

China  At least 17 workers have been killed and one seriously injured when an elevator suddenly dropped to the ground at a construction site in central Hunan province.

Falling Container Kills Crane Operator in Singapore

12/27/08

Singapore  A falling container killed a crane operator in Tuas, southwest part of Singapore on Saturday. According to Channel NewsAsia reports on Saturday night, the 40-year-old man, who was operating the crane at the time of the accident, was crushed by a 40-foot container and pronounced dead at the scene. Read More

Worker Electrocuted in Vancouver Industrial Accident

12/23/08
Worker Electrocuted in Vancouver Industrial Accident

Canada  A worker suffered serious burns Tuesday afternoon after the boom on the back of a flatbed truck touched a high-voltage power line in downtown Vancouver. The man was delivering drywall to a construction site in an alley south of Alberni Street, between Burrard and Bute Streets. The truck’s boom Read More

Crane Falls into Water in Twin Span Construction Site Accident

12/23/08

New Orleans, Louisiana 01/07/09 Update: Worker dies two weeks after accident on the new Twin Spans construction A Coast Guard official said that a crane fell into the water Tuesday afternoon on the under-construction portion of the Twin Span. The St. Tammany Fire Department added that a person fell into the Read More

One Killed in Road Accident

12/20/08

India  One person was killed and three others injured when a crane in which they were travelling fell in a ditch near Motuka village under Barauni police station area in Tonk district on Saturday, police said. The deceased was identified as Ram Singh, who is a resident of Jaipur and Read More

Crane Hits Toronto Tower, Glass Showers Street

12/19/08

Canada  Several downtown streets have been shutdown after a crane working on a Bay St. building smashed into a window causing shards of glass to fall onto the road below. A wire from a crane working on the Bay Adelaide Centre shattered a 30th-floor window just after 8:30 a.m. As Read More

Crane Collapses in North Raleigh

12/19/08
Crane Collapses in North Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina A crane has collapsed at the construction site of an office building in North Raleigh. Police say the crane is at 8617 Six Forks Road, near Monument Lane. There were no injuries, police said. The crane, owned by Roanoke Valley Steel, was at the construction site for Read More

One Person Treated After Morning Crash

12/18/08

Lancaster, Ohio Donald L. Woodson, 38, of Logan was driving a 1993 Saturn two-door vehicle east on state Route 33 about 7 a.m. this morning, according to the State Highway Patrol. Woodson’s vehicle struck the rear of a 1979 crane, a large construction vehicle, driven by James A. Posey, 52, Read More

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