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July, 2008 Archive

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Two Escape Electrocution In Crane Mishap


Edmond, Oklahoma  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Topples Over at Woodlawn Construction Site


Canada  Nobody suffered any injuries during an industrial accident which saw a 45-tonne crane at the Canadian Tire construction site on Woodlawn Road. An Ontario Ministry of Labour investigator was on the scene of the accident which occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ministry spokesman Bruce Skeaff said the 45-tonne Read More

More Details Released in Fatal Crane Accident


Smithville, Texas A 47-year-old Tarrant County man was killed Wednesday morning in a TxDOT construction accident outside Austin, the man’s employer said. Police officials said during a bridge demolition project on Texas 95 over the Colorado River, a metal support beam from the old bridge broke loose, hitting a manlift Read More

Route 202 Closed After Crane Brings Down Power Lines


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania More information lost due to broken links.

German Nuclear Reactor Shut Down by Crane Accident


Biblis, Germany One of Germany’s 17 functioning nuclear reactors was shut down Tuesday after a crane snagged an electric power cable outside its compound at Biblis, south of Frankfurt. Electricity company RWE said the turbine connected to reactor B, one of two reactors at the Biblis power station, automatically shut Read More

Crane Operated by Vancouver Pile Driving Topples During Lift

Crane Operated by Vancouver Pile Driving Topples During Lift

Canada  No one was injured when a crane toppled while lifting a large load at the side of Highway 1, just east of the Port Mann Bridge, at about 7:30 a.m. on July 22, 2008. BA Blacktop is the contractor for the project, but the crane was operated by Vancouver Read More

Drill Rig Collapses in Bellevue


Bellevue, Washington A tall drilling rig toppled over here early Monday afternoon, but no one was injured. Witnesses said the rig crashed just after 2 p.m. in the 70 block of Cascade Key, which is in the Newport Shores area of Bellevue. Video from Air 4 showed the drill boom, Read More

Dock Worker Breaks Arm After Crane Tips Over


Canada  More information lost due to broken links.

Henfield Man Dies in Crane Accident


United Kingdom A HENFIELD man has been crushed to death by a crane at a Milton Keynes marina. Donald Preston, 62, from West End Lane, was helping to dismantle a boatyard crane at Willlowbridge Marina, Stoke Road, just south of Bletchley, when the incident occurred. Police were alerted to an Read More

Worker Seriously Injured in Crane Mishap


Canada  A 53-year-old man has suffered serious injuries after being struck by a load of rebar while working at a construction site near Kent and Slater streets. The man was injured on the third floor of a building under construction when he was hit by the load of rebar as Read More

Crane Fall Kills Man Watching Construction


Oklahoma  More information lost due to broken links.

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