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February, 2010 Archive

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Big Rig & Crane Collide Closing 3 NB Lanes of 14 Freeway

02/26/10

Santa Clarita, California A big rig and a crane collided today, closing three northbound lanes of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway north of Santa Clarita. The accident occurred about 5:50 a.m. near Agua Dulce Canyon Road, immediately causing a long traffic backup, according to the California Highway Patrol. One lane Read More

Clean Up Continues After Chemical Leak

02/25/10

Indio, California The clean up from the chemical explosion in Indio continues. It happened Thursday morning on Cabazon Road, near Dillon. The District Attorney’s office is also here trying to figure out who this container belonged to. This cylinder, badly damaged, still pinched by the crane. It is eight feet long, filled Read More

Crews Pull Man From Collapsed Crane

02/23/10

Austin, Texas The ground underneath a crane operating in the Mueller development in East Austin gave way causing the crane to tumble and trap the crane operator inside. It took more than a dozen firefighters and police officers to get the man out. One firefighter says this man was lucky. Read More

Worker Dies, 3 Injured Shen Crane Topples

02/23/10

Japan Worker dies, 3 injured Shen Crane Topples over at hospital construction site

Two Dead, Seven Hurt in Construction Site Accident in South China

02/21/10

China Nine casualties resulted when a crane toppled over at a construction site in south China’s Guangdong Province, local authorities confirmed Sunday. The crane collapsed on a bridge and its jib broke off falling from the bridge along with another construction vehicle, killing one person and injuring eight others at Read More

Crane Crash Kills Driver

02/19/10
Crane Crushes Operator Bahrain 2010

Bahrain Report Update 11/13/2012 – 5 Blamed for Death A Bahraini man died yesterday after his head was crushed as he was reportedly trying to escape from a toppling crane. The incident took place at around 1am when the 34-year-old, who worked for APM Terminals, was loading metal sheets in Read More

Man Injured at Naval Base in Serious Condition

02/17/10

Bremerton, Washington A construction worker injured Monday morning in an industrial accident at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The 48-year-old Enumclaw man was working for subcontractor American Civil Constructors of Lakewood, Colo., on a new aircraft carrier maintenance pier, according to a Read More

Truck’s Crane Pierces Halted Bus; Seven Hurt

02/10/10
Commuter Bus Smashed by Crane Japan 2010

Japan A large crane truck rear-ended a commuter bus Tuesday morning in Tokyo, injuring the bus driver and six passengers, police said. The arm of the 7-ton crane truck pierced the rear window of the bus by 30 cm at 7 a.m. in Adachi Ward, but no one was sitting Read More

Fatality Caused by Load Falling From Crane

02/10/10

United Kingdom, England Workman dies on Hampshire Rose Bowl cricket ground project A construction worker has died at Hampshire Rose Bowl cricket ground. Police have named the man as Philip Carsley from North Yorkshire. It is believed he was struck by a concrete block that fell during lifting operations at the site near Southampton. Emergency team efforts fail to save workman The Hampshire Read More

Crane Boom Collapses; No Injuries Reported

02/10/10

Casper, Wyoming A crane boom collapsed near the intersection of East Second and McKinley streets on Monday afternoon. No injuries and no extensive property damage were reported, said Lee Watts, safety manager for Energy Transportation Inc. A small utility shed located behind a business was destroyed in the crane’s fall, Read More

Man Electrocuted at Construction Site, Stable

02/9/10

Alamogordo, New Mexico A Sunland Park man is in stable condition after the crane he was operating hit a high voltage power line and electrocuted him Monday, an Alamogordo Department of Public Safety spokesman said. Sgt. David Hunter said Sol Contractor employee Moises Rios was electrocuted when Rios attempted to Read More

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