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February, 2008 Archive

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Fallen Crane Wrecks New Home

02/29/08
Fallen Crane Wrecks New Home (1)

United Kingdom EMERGENCY services had a complex clean-up job on their hands after a 50ft crane toppled over and smashed through the roof of a newly built house. Police, firefighters and workmen survey the damage caused by the toppled crane The machine’s cab toppled sideways while working on the new Read More

Link-Belt Boom Fell at Local 150 Training Site

02/29/08
Link-Belt Boom Fell at Local 150 Training Site

Plainfield, Illinois On Friday February 29th a link belt went down at the Local 150 training center in Plainfield Illinois. Reportedly the cable snapped and the boom dropped to the ground. No information about injuries or damage was given. The boom was immediately covered with a blue tarp to keep Read More

Trucker Cited After Crane Hits Tunnel

02/28/08

Boston, Massachusetts More information lost due to broken links.

Lift Accident Victims Stable

02/28/08

South Africa Two people who were critically injured when a service lift they were using plummeted to the ground yesterday are in a stable condition in hospital. ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said it was believed that a cable had snapped, causing the lift to crash to the ground at a Read More

One Dead, One Missing as Offshore Crane Fails

02/28/08
One Dead, One Missing as Offshore Crane Fails (1)

Offshore  We’ve received a report in confidence regarding a crane boom failure on an offshore rig leading to one fatality and another person still missing. On 20th February a crew on the jack-up rig Rowan Gorilla IV in the Gulf of Mexico was installing ropes in preparation for re-entry into Read More

Crane Falls on House Under Construction in Port St. Lucie

02/26/08

Port St. Lucie, Florida A crane fell on a house under construction Tuesday afternoon in the Tesoro development, but no one was injured, a St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman said. The crane apparently fell over into the home about 3:30 p.m. as a worker was operating the crane, Fire Read More

Dock Worker Dies in Camden Accident

02/26/08

Camden, Pennsylvania More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Crashes Into Creek

02/22/08

Omaha, Nebraska  More information lost due to broken links.

Sign Crashes Down

02/22/08

Fremont, Ohio More information lost due to broken links.

Three Workers Killed by Toppled Crane at NUS Worksite

02/22/08

Singapore  More information lost due to broken links.

AK Steel Worker Dies in Eastern Ohio Plant Accident

02/21/08

Coshocton, Ohio More information lost due to broken links.

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