Crane Accidents

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October, 2008 Archive

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Man Rescued From Rooftop After Being Pinned by Fallen Crane

10/31/08

Canada A man was taken to hospital after a dramatic rooftop rescue in downtown Lindsay Friday afternoon. The man, who is believed to have suffered serious injuries in the mishap, was pinned under a large hoist on the top of a building near Kent and York streets at about 1:20 Read More

Mobile Crane, Car Collide Killing One

10/31/08

Beltsville, Maryland Prince George’s County officials confirm that a three-vehicle crash has resulted in one fatality. Official say they were called to the scene at Edmontson Road and Armand Boyd Way in Beltsville around 6:00 a.m. According to police, a mobile crane was traveling southbound on Edmonston Road when the victim’s vehicle, Read More

Crane Overturns at Construction Site; Operator Leaves Scene

10/31/08
Crane Overturns at Construction Site; Operator Leaves Scene

Salisbury, North Carolina A crane operator took an unexpected spill Thursday while at a construction site on the Livingstone College campus. The operator, who was only identified as Jose, was lifting a boom to collect drywall when the uneven ground led to the crane turning over onto its side. “He Read More

Brownsville Worker Rescued From Under Crane

10/29/08
Brownsville worker rescued from under crane

Brownsville, Texas A Brownsville construction worker is recovering at a local hospital after being trapped by a crane that flipped upside down. Authorities told Action 4 News that a crane flipped upside down on Media Luna Road on Tuesday. Investigators said a worker was trapped underneath the crane but was Read More

Eleven Killed in Crane Accident

10/29/08

China  Eleven construction workers were killed and 12 injured in southwest China when a crane container carrying them at a building site plunged to the ground, state media reported on Wednesday. The accident on Tuesday happened in heavy rain at a bridge under construction near Chongqing city when a steel Read More

Man Operating Crane Electrocuted

10/28/08

Tiverton, Rhode Island A man was killed by an electric shock Tuesday at a property in Tiverton. Police said the 54-year-old man was operating a crane at 1600 Eagleville Road when it came in contact with an electrical wire. The crane became energized, shocking the man. He was pronounced dead Read More

Crane Topples at School Site

10/28/08
Crane Topples at School Site

Singapore  A CRANE toppled at the site of a new indoor sports hall being built at Kent Ridge Secondary School on West Coast Road on Tuesday. No one was hurt in the accident which happened at about 1 pm. It was the fifth crane collapse this year. The first incident, Read More

Crane Accident

10/27/08
Crane Accident

Queens, New York A crane tipped over in Queens on Monday afternoon. SkyFoxHD was over the scene at what appeared to be a water treatment plant in College Point. There were no reports of injuries and the crane did not appear to hit any structures. Rescue crews used a bucket Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane Recovers in Hospital

10/27/08
Man Trapped Under Crane Recovers in Hospital

Australia  Original Story:  10.25.08 A Shell Cove man who was pinned inside his crane for almost four hours on Friday continues to recover in hospital. Zoran Matich, 44, is counting himself a lucky man after his 150-tonne crane tipped while attempting to shift a series of 42-tonne wind farm turbines Read More

Tense Rescue After Crane Topples at Port Kembla

10/25/08
Man Trapped After Crane Topples Over (1)

Australia  Update:  (10.27.12) Man Trapped Under Crane Recovers in Hospital Emergency service workers braved a toppled, 150-tonne crane and a constant shower of diesel fuel to rescue a trapped Shell Cove father-of-two yesterday. Despite initial reports of serious injury and a steel rod passing within centimetres of his head, 44-year-old Zoran Read More

Crane Topples Over, Kills Three, Injures TIndia wo

10/24/08

India  Three people died and two were severely injured in a mishap at the Saurashtra Chemicals factory at Porbandar on Wednesday evening. The incident took place when the installation work of a new crane was in progress at the factory premises. All of a sudden, a huge part of the Read More

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