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November, 2010 Archive

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Crane Collapse Kills One in Vietnam Metro

Crane Fell at High-Rise Construction Site Vietnam 2010

Vietnam A 15 meter-long crane fell at a high-rise construction site in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday, killing one worker, VietNamNet reported. Immediately after the accident, the door of the Thao Dien Pearl construction site in District 2 was closed. People living in the surrounding high-rises said that a number Read More

Crane Mishap Reported in Granville

Crane Tumbles Off Road Granville Pennsylvania 2010

Granville, Pennsylvania A crane went off the road and turned onto its side Tuesday afternoon on Windfall Road in Granville Township. Troy Fire Department Captain Thad Dibble said the driver wasn’t injured. He noted the driver went off the road for an unknown reason, and could not get back onto Read More

One Killed, Three Injured

Crane Brings Down Foot Bridge Killing 1 Helsinki 2010

Helsinki “A massive bang. Fragments were flying all over the place. Suddenly there was no more bridge,” says Sille Abner. She was driving on the opposite lane when a steel pedestrian bridge collapsed in Laajasalo in the east of Helsinki soon after three PM on Monday. One motorist was killed and Read More

Two Labourers Killed in Mulund as Part of Crane Falls on Them


India Two labourers were killed after a part of a crane fell on them while working at an under construction building in suburban Mulund, police said. According to police, the workers at the site of Tirumal Heights were carrying out labour work and handling a crane there when the part Read More

Tower Crane Goes Down


China Six people died and one was injured on Saturday after a tower crane came down in Dandong City, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, close to the North Korean border. Six men were apparently working on the 50 metre crane when it went over on a construction site in the Zhenxing Read More

Construction Worker Hospitalized After Crane Accident

Construction Worker Hospitalized by Crane Accident Texas 2010

Texas First responders attend to a construction worker whose hand became stuck in a construction crane at the 183A extension site near Crystal Falls Parkway.

Overhead Crushing Incident


Preston, United Kingdom A man was injured earlier today after he was involved in a crushing accident while using a boom lift at the BAE Systems plant in Samelsbury, near Preston, UK. The man, a builder aged 41, was working at a height of around nine metres when he became Read More

Apollo Man Killed in Crane Accident


West Virginia Doug Lippincott was a man’s man with a great big heart, his sister said. “He loved his Harley-Davidson motorcycle… He had all the man toys,” said his sister, Julie Lippincott, 38, a United Airlines flight attendant based in Washington. Doug Lippincott of Washington Township, Westmoreland County, was killed Read More

Edmonton Worker Crushed to Death


Edmonton, Canada Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the death of a young construction worker who was crushed by a pipe on the job Wednesday. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. when employees from Sureway Construction were installing water and sewer lines for a new subdivision in southwest Edmonton. Read More

Tower Crane Collapses Onto Roof

Tower Crane Collapses onto Roof Studen Switzerland 2010

Studen, Switzerland A 45 Meter Tall Wolff Tower crane on a cross base fell injuring two people on the ground and the operator of the crane. Also a building that was occupied has been virtually demolished and surprisingly no one was reported as injured. Two cars were struck by the Read More

Runaway Crane Kills Four

Runaway Crane Kills Four 2010

Taiwan A runaway crane smashed into a bus yesterday in Taiwan killing four people – three women and a man – and injuring a further eight. There were a total of 16 passengers on the bus. The accident involving a dated four axle truck crane, occurred in Guishan, Taoyuan County. Read More

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