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September, 2008 Archive

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Crane Falls at Woonsocket Construction Site

09/29/08

Woonsocket, Rhode Island More information lost due to broken links.

Girl in Crane Fall Miracle

09/28/08

United Kingdom A woman survived against astonishing odds yesterday after a huge air conditioning unit fell on her from a crane. She was walking past a building when the 8ft by 3ft appliance came loose from the winch eight storeys up. The woman, in her 20s, amazingly suffered only head, Read More

Toppled Crane Stays Unmoved Until Monday

09/27/08

Australia  A $4 million crane that toppled onto a building at a Sydney construction site will remain in place for the next few days until it can be safely salvaged. The large crane was on Friday installing pre-fabricated walls at the building site on Gladstone St, Castle Hill, when it Read More

Small Crane Falls Over at Terre Haute Hospital

09/26/08

Terre Haute, Indiana  Authorities say a small crane being used to lift materials for the expansion of a Terre Haute hospital fell over but no one was injured. Garmong Pepper Construction says the crane became unstable Thursday and its center of gravity shifted, causing it to topple during construction work Read More

Crane Crashes Into Southwest Home

09/24/08
Crane Crashes Into Southwest Home

Canada  It took crews several hours to remove a crane that crashed onto a southwest Calgary home Wednesday night. It happened at around 6:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Sierra Morena Place in the community of Richmond Hill. The crane was in the process of moving a hot tub Read More

Coopersville Man Electrocuted

09/23/08

Wright Township, Michigan A Coopersville man was electrocuted Tuesday morning after the boom on his construction truck came in contact with some power lines, authorities said. According to Lt. Mike Brookhouse of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Scott David Maxwell, 44, was attempting to pull the truck used to carry Read More

Crane Malfunction Cause of Carol Stream Man’s Death in Campton Hills

09/22/08

Campton Hills, Illinois A Carol Stream man killed Friday while trimming trees in Campton Hills died when the crane he was operating malfunctioned and fell on him, authorities said today. Because of the equipment’s instability, Jeffrey MacNeal Gring, 54, remained trapped for nearly eight hours before rescue officials could safely Read More

Worker Falls Off Crane

09/22/08

United Arab Emirates An Indian labourer was seriously injured on Sunday after he fell from a giant crane at one of the ports. A senior officer at the Civil Defence Department said the 43-year-old labourer, identified as D.T., has been hospitalised. The officer noted that injuries to labourers have risen Read More

Crane Collapses at Falls Airport

09/20/08

Canada A crane collapsed and fell onto the steel structure of the new Niagara Falls International Airport passenger terminal Friday. Lee Weitz, an official of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Aviation Division, said the crane fell onto a vestibule of the terminal framework at about 2:15 p. m. It happened Read More

Worker Critically Hurt in Pasco Construction Site Fall

09/19/08

Trinity, Florida A steelworker was critically injured Thursday after falling 30 feet onto a concrete slab while installing a roof truss at a church being built on Little Road, authorities said. The man’s name was not released. He was in critical condition with head injuries when he was flown to Read More

Crane Worker Crushed to Death at North Queensland Site

09/19/08
Crane Worker Crushed to Death at North Queensland Site (1)

Australia Roger Blanch, 55, is believed to have died instantly on being hit by a crane’s pole-driving equipment, which came loose when the crane was crushed by a cement pylon. His son, the crane operator, was still fighting for his life in Cairns Base Hospital last night. A Queensland Health Read More

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