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April, 2010 Archive

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Crane Falls Onto Building in Ra’anana; None Hurt

04/30/10

Ra’anana, Isreal A crane fell onto a building on Ra’anana’s central thoroughfare on Friday. No one was injured. The city’s main Ahuza Street had been closed after the 25-meter crane began tilting precariously. Police managed to extricate two construction workers, while pedestrians were cleared from the surrounding area, and a Read More

Bergenfield Home Damaged by Toppled Crane

04/29/10
Crane Collapse on Home Injures None New Jersey 2010

Bergenfield, New Jersey A Birch Avenue home was severely damaged Thursday morning, after a crane toppled over onto the house, police said. One person home at the time was not injured. The crane, which had an arm that extended more than 90 feet, was in the middle of removing a Read More

Power Lines Damaged in Abercrombie Crash

04/29/10

Abercrombie, North Dakota Some residents in Abercrombie and Kent were without power Wednesday after an early morning crash took out electric and phone lines.

Headaches Subside from Toppled Crane

04/28/10

SARASOTA, Florida Original Story Workers on Tuesday removed a tipped crane from the power lines and home it fell onto Monday night and made it possible for power to be restored to about 1,400 homes that were left without electricity.The tipped crane’s boom was removed, and another crane plucked the Read More

Ballarat Man Unhurt After Rolling Crane

04/27/10
Mobile Crane Loses Control Australia 2010

Ballarat, Australia A BALLARAT crane driver was lucky to escape injury after his vehicle rolled on the Western Highway at Buangor this morning. The man, aged in his 60s, was travelling west along the highway when he lost control of the vehicle in wet conditions. It happened near Peacocks Rd Read More

Crane Collapses onto Wires and Home

04/26/10
Crane Collapses on Wires Sarasota Florida 2010

Sarasota, Florida Read Update A crane being used on a bridge replacement project collapsed and fell onto power lines and a home Monday night, causing an electrical outage for about 1,400 homes near the intersection of Lockwood Ridge Road and Webber Street. When the crane toppled, a generator hanging from Read More

Crane Topples Into Wellington Building

04/23/10
Mobile Crane Falls on Apartment Building New Zealand 2010

Wellington, New Zealand A mobile crane has toppled into an apartment building on Lorne St in Wellington. Witness Nick Torea said he was walking up Lorne St after his lunch break about 12.30pm and saw the back end of the mobile crane teetering on an angle of about 45 degrees. Read More

Construction Worker Catapulted from Crane

04/23/10

Melbourne, Australia A man is lucky to be alive after he was catapulted out of the cabin of a crane on a Melbourne construction site. The man was working on a shopping complex in Springvale when a counterbalance fell off the crane. The man was left dangling by his safety Read More

Worker Killed In Grimesland Bridge Construction Accident

04/22/10

Pitt Country, North Carolina An employee working on a state bridge project in Pitt County was killed Wednesday afternoon. The D.O.T. says it happened at the Grimesland Bridge project when a crane dropped a large metal form some 25 feet, landing on the worker and killing him. The man worked Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Work Site Acccident

04/21/10

Rocky Mount, North Carolina A construction worker was killed Tuesday after falling to his death during an on-site accident, Rocky Mount police said. Authorities reported that the victim, Dereick Hartsoe, 28, was operating a boom crane at a work site at the intersection of Canopy Drive and Fenner Road. The Read More

Newton County Sheriff Remembers Motiva Accident Victim

04/20/10

Scrott lawrence Original Story Law enforcement officers and educators in Newton County are remembering a former colleague who died in a construction accident at the Motiva Refinery in Port Arthur. Stewart Shaver, 41, was a probation officer in Newton County for about ten years. He also served on the school Read More

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