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January, 2008 Archive

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Kia Construction Accident Kills Man

01/29/08
Kia Construction Accident Kills Man

West Point, Georgia A Cartersville, Georgia, man is dead after a construction accident at the Kia site in West Point. Troup County coroner Jeff Cook told News Leader 9 Ollie Tate, 47, was killed Tuesday morning. Kia human resources manager Randy Jackson said it’s a sad day for Tate’s immediate family, as well Read More

Man Zapped, Power Cut

01/29/08

Blenheim, New Zealand More information lost due to broken links.

Overhead Gantry Sign Hit by Crane, Falls on Taxi

01/28/08

Singapore  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Splits During Lift

01/26/08
Crane Splits During Lift

St. Petersburg, Florida A 45-year-old man escaped serious injury yesterday afternoon after the superstructure of the crane he was operating as part of a multiple lift at a St. Petersburg, Florida construction site parted company with the chassis. The crane was one of six carrying out a multiple lift to Read More

House Hit by Monster Crane

01/25/08
House Hit by Monster Crane (1)

United Kingdom  A monster crane toppled onto a Black Country home in a dramatic building blunder, punching a hole in the roof and sending debris into the street. The crane, weighing 26 tonnes, was passing steel girders over the top of the detached home when it overreached, causing it to fall off Read More

Worker Killed in Crane Accident

01/25/08

Port Washington, Wisconsin A man is dead after a crane accident at Voeller Inc. in Port Washington Thursday morning. Travis Tappa, 21, was killed while working at an industrial site on Moore Road.  His family says he was standing on a bin and helping the crane’s operator load hoppers onto a truck.  Read More

Vessels Diverted after Southampton Port Crane Collapse

01/24/08

United Kingdom More information lost due to broken links.

Dramatic Tower Crane Rescue at University of Utah

01/24/08
Dramatic Tower Crane Rescue at University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah There was a dramatic rescue at the University of Utah Thursday morning when a construction worker became trapped 83 feet in the air after slipping and falling. Just before 8 a.m. a 46-year-old construction worker, who was helping to build the new Physics Building on campus Read More

Man Injured In Rail Car Accident In ‘Serious’ Condition

01/24/08

Souix City, Iowa More information lost due to broken links.

Overturned Crane Backs Up I-70

01/23/08

Clear Spring, Maryland  More information lost due to broken links.

Toppled Crane Closes Portion Of Busch Boulevard

01/23/08

Tampa, Florida  Part of eastbound Busch Boulevard is closed because a crane tipped over near train tracks, said Capt. Bill Wade of Tampa Fire Rescue. The road is closed between Twin Lakes Boulevard and Orange Grove Road. The crane lifted too heavy a load and toppled about 1 p.m., Wade Read More

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