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Worker Crushed to Death at Stone Masonry

09/19/09
Worker Crushed to Death at Stone Masonry

New Zealand The Motueka man who was crushed to death this morning when around one and a half tonnes of granite slabs fell on him has been named. He was 55-year-old local man Raymond Hibbs. The accident happened at Quaystone Ltd, a Motueka stonemasonry business, around 7.45am. Mr Hibbs and Read More

Bucksport Man Dies in Construction Accident

09/4/09

Georgetown, South Carolina A man was killed in a construction accident at a new boat landing in Georgetown Thursday afternoon. Thomas Grainger, 43, of Bucksport was killed when part of a crane boom he was disassembling fell and crushed him, said Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson. The accident happened at Read More

Woman Killed on Ridge Road Tuesday Morning

09/1/09
Woman Killed on Ridge Road Tuesday Morning (1)

California  The first day of September took a tragic turn for one local family after an early morning collision left a Pine Grove woman dead. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 7 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge and Climax roads, when a 1998 Dodge Intrepid Read More

Worker Struck by Crane at Gulfport Shipyard

08/18/09

Gulfport, Mississippi Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating an apparent work-related accident in which a worker was killed at Trinity Yachts Inc. in Gulfport. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says 46-year-old Luong Huynh of Biloxi was struck and killed Monday by a moving crane on one Read More

Edison Man Dies From Injuries in Woodbridge Construction Work Accident

08/12/09

Woodbridge, New Jersey A 26-year-old Edison man was killed Tuesday after an accident at a bridge construction site, police said today. Luis C. Tavares was working on a new bridge at the Conrail freight crossing on Blair Road in Avenel when a 1,500-pound steel plate being lowered by a back Read More

Worker Killed in Chesterfield Crane Accident

08/12/09

Virginia  Chesterfield County Police are investigating an industrial accident that killed a Harbor Dredge & Dock employee. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. at 1300 Willis Road. Police said the victim, 46-year-old Ronald R. Well, was killed when a crane collapsed during the dismantling process. Paul Smith, the owner of Harbor Read More

Electrocution Death was Accidental

07/30/09

United Kingdom A Lorry driver was electrocuted when the crane arm of his truck accidentally touched an 11,000-volt power line, an inquest was told. Johnny Davies was using the truck at about 11.20am on Thursday, February 19, to move rubble in a friend’s field off Bretforton Road, near Evesham. His Read More

Father of Two Children Electrocuted

07/27/09

Sri Lanka A 44-year-old father of two, who was an electrician by profession, died after being electrocuted. The victim of the fatal accident was M. Lakshman Wijeratne of Rathambale,Millatte, who was supplying an electricity connection to a house on Radawana road, Mandawela at the time.According to witnesses the cause of Read More

Woman Dies After Being Hit by Hydra Crane

06/24/09

India  Locals and employees of irrigation department blocked the road causing traffic chaos near Bara Birwa Crossing in Krishnanagar police circle as a 55-year-old woman died after being hit by a hydra crane. Identified as Durga Tiwari of Bargawa in Krishnangar, the victim was a fourth class employee in the Read More

Construction Worker Killed at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

06/22/09

Ann Arbor, Michigan At about 10 a.m. Monday, construction worker Gary Winisky Jr. was killed after a heavy load of roofing material fell from a crane and struck him on the head at the site of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hopsital addition. Diane Brown, Department of Public Safety spokesperson, said that Read More

Harness Uattached in Crane Death

06/18/09

Indianapolis, Indiana A construction worker who fell to his death at the Indiana Convention Center construction site had not attached his harness to a crane, state officials say. State safety officials said while 55-year-old construction worker Stanley Roberts was wearing his safety harness on Wednesday, it appears he had failed Read More

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