Crane Accidents

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October, 2009 Archive

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FFs Rescue Powerline Workers After Mishap

10/26/09

 Atascadero, California More information lost due to broken links.

Man Injured in Crane Collapse

10/23/09
Man Injured in Crane Collapse

Canada  A man escapes with minor injuries after a large crane collapsed at a construction site in Thornhill. The crane came crashing down at a condominium site at Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue around 8:30am Friday. Emergency workers rushed to the scene after a witness called in the accident. The crane Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Accident in Verona

10/23/09

Verona, Pennsylvania A man was killed yesterday when he was struck by falling concrete in a construction accident at Longwood at Oakmont, an assisted living facility in Verona. An initial investigation suggests Yamil Gonzalez, 29, was working on the fourth floor of a structure when a crane lifting materials struck Read More

Boom Truck Snaps Power Lines, Poles

10/22/09

Bellevue, Iowa  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Truck Damages Gulick Overpass, Closes Part of H-1 Freeway

10/16/09

Hawaii  A large crane trucks hits the Gulick overpass, causing police to shutdown lanes on the H-1 Freeway. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. A large crane truck slammed into the Gulick overpass, taking a large chunk of concrete out, and creating a safety hazard below. Kawehi Kekauoha and his crew Read More

Crane Accident

10/13/09
Crane Accident

Maverick Junction, South Dakota A large crane, being used for work on the new bridge spanning the Cheyenne River along Hwy. 18/385 just south of Maverick Junction, tipped over last week on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Representatives with Heavy Constructors of Rapid City said no one was seriously hurt in the Read More

Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One

10/13/09
Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One (1)

Pennsylvania  In a dramatic lunchtime accident yesterday, a construction-lift operator harnessed to a 125-foot boom was inspecting a church for loose masonry when the lift suddenly toppled over, killing him and injuring three others in Center City. At 1:13 p.m. yesterday, witnesses said, the operator, Jimmy Wilson, 41, of Franklinville, Read More

Collision With A Crane’s Hook Injures Driver

10/12/09
Collision With A Crane

Tulsa, Oklahoma One person was injured after a crane’s hook damaged a car in a crash at 61st and Harvard Monday morning. Tulsa Police say an eastbound Honda collided with a southbound Toyota in the middle of the intersection. The impact caused the Honda to drive head-on into a mobile crane waiting to Read More

N.J. Man Killed in Philadelphia Crane Accident

10/12/09
Crane Accident - Flips and Drops Worker to His Death Philadelphia 2009

Philadelphia A tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building today, killing a New Jersey construction worker who fell 125 feet. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof. He Read More

Police Hunting ‘Dumb’ Runaway Crane Driver

10/9/09

Australia  POLICE are hunting a crane driver who did a runner after knocking down power lines on a busy road. Security camera footage, which can also be viewed on You Tube under “World’s Dumbest Crane Driver”, shows the white crane cruising at slow speed along Brisbane Road, Redbank, about 6.30pm Read More

Trucker Dies After Being Struck by Crane at SC Port

10/9/09

Charleston, South Carolina  A truck driver preparing to leave the Port of Charleston was fatally struck by a crane Wednesday. A truck driver had exited his truck after being loaded with a container before reportedly being struck by a rubber-tired gantry-crane. The Post and Courier newspaper reported that Calvin Jacobs, 64, died Read More

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