Crane Accidents

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June, 2009 Archive

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Man Dies in Freak Accident

06/30/09

Marion County, West Virginia First responders were called to a scene this morning at United Rentals. The Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the Marion County Rescue Squad responded to a call from United Rentals around 8:30 AM. A 48-year-old man was getting equipment ready for the morning shipments, and checking Read More

Fire Engulfs Mobile Crane in Rhodes

06/30/09

Australia  A FIRE engulfing a mobile crane at Rhodes, in Sydney’s west, is causing slight traffic delays. The fire on Homebush Bay Drive started just before 5am (AEST) today. “Police are in attendance to divert traffic around it. It will cause some traffic problems until the area is cleared,” a Read More

Man Hurt in Fairfield Barge Accident

06/27/09

Fairfield, Connecticut A Norwalk man was seriously injured Friday when he was working on a floating barge off Pine Creek Avenue. Paul Rysz was the foreman of the crew working on the barge that was replacing pilings in Pine Creek, a tributary off Long Island Sound that runs between Pine Read More

Construction Worker Set Ablaze When Crane Becomes Electrified

06/27/09

East Greenbush, New York A construction worker at an Albany-area utility work site was set on fire when a crane beside him became electrified. East Greenbush police say the 57-year-old Vermont man was working for a power line contractor in the town Friday morning. Police say the man was working Read More

Driver Dies After Car Collides With Crane

06/25/09

Dublin, Ireland THE driver of a telescopic crane was killed after a collision with a car yesterday, writes Allison Bray. It brought to three the number of people who have lost their lives on the roads since Tuesday. Yesterday’s accident happened at Clough Bridge, Mullinachat, in Co Longford, at approximately Read More

Man Suffers Critical Burns From Power Line

06/24/09

Topeka, Kansas A man suffered critical burns Wednesday when he came in contact with a live power line while working outside a Topeka church. It happened just after 9:30 at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church. Authorities say the 56 year old who worked for Martinek and Flynn siding was working Read More

Man Slips From Crane

06/24/09
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Canada A construction worker is counting his lucky stars following an accident Tuesday at the site of Fredericton’s new multimillion convention centre, office building and parking garage. Emergency workers were called to the King Street location across from the Centennial Building shortly after 4 p.m. when a worker atop a crane Read More

Woman Dies After Being Hit by Hydra Crane

06/24/09

India  Locals and employees of irrigation department blocked the road causing traffic chaos near Bara Birwa Crossing in Krishnanagar police circle as a 55-year-old woman died after being hit by a hydra crane. Identified as Durga Tiwari of Bargawa in Krishnangar, the victim was a fourth class employee in the Read More

Construction Worker Killed at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

06/22/09

Ann Arbor, Michigan At about 10 a.m. Monday, construction worker Gary Winisky Jr. was killed after a heavy load of roofing material fell from a crane and struck him on the head at the site of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hopsital addition. Diane Brown, Department of Public Safety spokesperson, said that Read More

Crane Crushes Motorcycle Operator

06/21/09

Nigeria  A commercial motorcycle operator, Okada, was crushed to death on Sunday by the construction crane of an outdoor advertising firm in Ikeja, Lagos. Employees of the ad firm, ALT Media were installing a gantry for a signage company with a crane when it slipped and fell on an oncoming Read More

Harness Uattached in Crane Death

06/18/09

Indianapolis, Indiana A construction worker who fell to his death at the Indiana Convention Center construction site had not attached his harness to a crane, state officials say. State safety officials said while 55-year-old construction worker Stanley Roberts was wearing his safety harness on Wednesday, it appears he had failed Read More

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