Crane Accidents

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June, 2010 Archive

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Construction Worker Continues to Recover After Fort Myers Site Accident


Fort Myers, Florida A Posen Construction employee continues to recover in Lee Memorial Hospital after a crane fell on him Monday afternoon. The crane boom toppled at about 2 p.m. on Tom Maines, 58, according to a report from the Fort Myers Police Department. Crews were working on the boom Read More

5 Workers Electrocuted


Nuevo Laredo, Texas One construction worker is dead and four others are seriously hurt after being electrocuted while working in Nuevo Laredo. The incident happened Wednesday morning as the five men were working on an overpass. According to authorities the group of workers were in charge of driving a crane to Read More

Barnette Street Bridge Crane Topples Across Chena River

Crane Overextends and Tips Fairbanks Alaska 2010

Fairbanks, Alaska A crane working on the Barnette Street Bridge crashed into the Chena River on Tuesday morning. Witnesses described hearing a loud crashing noise just before 11 a.m. as the crane, with its base originally on the north side of the river near the Big I bar, fell on Read More

Erickson Air-Crane Helicopter Crashes in Malaysia, Killing Pilot


Malaysia An Erickson Air-Crane helicopter crashed Friday in Malaysia, killing the pilot and injuring the co-pilot. Erickson spokeswoman Tracy Erickson did not identify the deceased pilot or the co-pilot, nor did she say where they were from. “There should be more information at a later date,” she said late Friday Read More

Barge Crane Accident Thursday Injures Woman


Seattle, Washington A barge crane struck a woman in the head Thursday morning on Alaskan Way near the Waterfront Park. The woman, who is in her late 30s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to Dana Vander Houwen, a public information officer for the Seattle Fire Read More

Worker Killed in Accident at Chennai Airport


Chennai, India An arm of a crane deployed at the project site for the new domestic terminal at the Chennai airport collapsed on Wednesday, killing a 38-year-old construction labourer Selvamani of Coimbatore. According to Airports Authority of India (AAI) sources, around 11.45 a.m. when the crane was lifting a truss, Read More

4 Hurt in West Tennessee Crane Accident


Huntingdon, Tennessee A crane accident Tuesday afternoon at a bridge repair project left four men injured, officials said. It was not clear what happened at the site just off State Route 424, about three miles east of U.S. 70 between Cedar Grove and Clarksburg. The four were taken to three Read More

Crane Crushes Worker’s Feet


England A young man was rushed to a London hospital Thursday night after part of a crane fell on him and crushed his feet. The industrial accident happened around 9 p.m. on the 14th Line near the town of Merlin while workers were erecting a windmill, according to Chatham-Kent police. Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Worker at Train Wreck Site

Worker Dies During Crane Cleanup Indiana 2010

Indiana June 17, 2010 (PORTER COUNTY, Ind.) (WLS) – A crane being used to clean up a train derailment in northwest Indiana collapsed on top of several workers Thursday, killing one man. The freight train was heading to Chicago from Cleveland Wednesday night when it jumped the tracks in an area around Read More

Grove City Construction Worker Fatally Electrocuted


Ohio A central Ohio man was killed in Stark County today, when he was electrocuted while working there. Kevin R. Meyer, 26, of Grove City, was removing guardrail posts on Rt. 30, about 10 miles east of Canton, when a boom truck near him touched a live power line, causing Read More

BP Contractor Killed in Construction Accident at Dutch Refinery


Rotterdam BP Plc said a worker was killed in a construction accident today at the U.K. company’s refinery in Rotterdam. The man, employed by Mourik, a construction company contracted by BP, was crushed by a piece of concrete foundation that was being moved at the site, BP spokesman Carlo Eijkels Read More

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