Crane Accidents

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July, 2009 Archive

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Electrocution Death was Accidental

07/30/09

United Kingdom A Lorry driver was electrocuted when the crane arm of his truck accidentally touched an 11,000-volt power line, an inquest was told. Johnny Davies was using the truck at about 11.20am on Thursday, February 19, to move rubble in a friend’s field off Bretforton Road, near Evesham. His Read More

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident

07/28/09

New Delhi, India A man was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a crane-bound vehicle near a Metro construction site in south Delhi in the wee hours, police said today. The incident took place in Aya Nagar at around 12:30 am. Firoz Ahmed Khan was on his motorcycle when Read More

Crane Tips over West of Roseburg

07/28/09

Roseburg, Oregon A worker on a construction site west of Roseburg is lucky he’s alive after a big crane tipped over Monday. Crews were working on the new Brown’s Bridge below the Umpqua Basin Water Association’s plant on the south side of the North Umpqua River early this afternoon, and Read More

Man Dies After Industrial Accident

07/28/09

Wichita, Kansas A man in his 40s was killed in north Wichita Monday afternoon after he fell from a boom lift, authorities said. The man was in the bucket of the crane at Johnson Controls, 811 E. 33rd North, when he fell just after 4 p.m., a Sedgwick County dispatch Read More

Crane Collapses at Medical Centre

07/27/09
Cherry Picker Collapses Above Roof UK 2009

United Kingdom An NHS walk-in centre in Swindon was evacuated on Monday after a cherry picker collapsed above the roof. The machinery was being used to clean windows at the Great Western Hospital when a pin became loose. It was left hanging precariously above the roof of the centre, which Read More

Yellow Cloud, Fumes Fill Sky After Washington Co. Chemical Accident

07/27/09

Canton Township, Pennsylvania A crane fell into a vat of diluted acid at a Washington County plant Monday night, sending a large cloud billowing into the sky. “There was a big mushroom cloud and it had an awful smell. It smelled like a shorted-out wire,” said resident Shawn Hartzog. Emergency Read More

Port Crane Topples, Operator Injured

07/27/09

Wilmington, Delaware Firefighters rescued a worker at the Port of Wilmington this morning when the crane he was operating toppled, trapping him inside. Wilmington firefighters arrived about 8:50 a.m. to find the crane, which had been lifting turbines, fallen on its boom. The operator was trapped about 30 feet above Read More

Slow Crane Caused Frigo Truck Crash

07/27/09

Green Bay, Wisconsin The Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay was closed for 5 hours this morning after an accident that caused a semi trailer to catch fire. At approximately 6:26am this morning, a semi tractor/trailer unit struck the back of a large mobile crane just entering onto the Leo Read More

Father of Two Children Electrocuted

07/27/09

Sri Lanka A 44-year-old father of two, who was an electrician by profession, died after being electrocuted. The victim of the fatal accident was M. Lakshman Wijeratne of Rathambale,Millatte, who was supplying an electricity connection to a house on Radawana road, Mandawela at the time.According to witnesses the cause of Read More

Man Electrocuted in Deerfield Beach

07/26/09
Man Electrocuted Florida 2009

Deerfield Beach, Florida A man was electrocuted in Deerfield Beach as he stood on a cherry picker, on Sunday afternoon. Alex Ferradas, 38, owned a pressure cleaning company. He was with another employee when his cherry picker came in contact with a power line. That contact turned out to be Read More

Driver Injured in Crane Accident

07/24/09
Crane Collapse Australia 2009

Australia A Kalgoorlie man is being flown to a Perth hospital for treatment to injuries he sustained when a 50 tonne crane he was operating tipped over today. The man’s hand was injured in the accident, which occurred shortly before noon at the CPC Engineering firm in West Kalgoorlie. A Read More

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