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Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One

10/13/09
Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One (1)

Pennsylvania  In a dramatic lunchtime accident yesterday, a construction-lift operator harnessed to a 125-foot boom was inspecting a church for loose masonry when the lift suddenly toppled over, killing him and injuring three others in Center City. At 1:13 p.m. yesterday, witnesses said, the operator, Jimmy Wilson, 41, of Franklinville, Read More

Collision With A Crane’s Hook Injures Driver

10/12/09
Collision With A Crane

Tulsa, Oklahoma One person was injured after a crane’s hook damaged a car in a crash at 61st and Harvard Monday morning. Tulsa Police say an eastbound Honda collided with a southbound Toyota in the middle of the intersection. The impact caused the Honda to drive head-on into a mobile crane waiting to Read More

N.J. Man Killed in Philadelphia Crane Accident

10/12/09
Crane Accident - Flips and Drops Worker to His Death Philadelphia 2009

Philadelphia A tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building today, killing a New Jersey construction worker who fell 125 feet. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof. He Read More

Another Accident Dogs DMRC

10/4/09
Another Accident Dogs DMRC

India  Another Delhi Metro mishap left 12 injured, two of them critically when two cranes overturned. The incident occurred at the site of the proposed metro station at Saket in south Delhi at 12.15 pm on Saturday. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), however, denied anybody was injured even though Read More

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

10/2/09
Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Columbia, Missouri  A construction crane working on Booche’s restaurant toppled onto Niedermeyer Apartment Complex, located at Tenth and Cherry streets. The Friday morning incident caused structural damage, but there were no known injuries. Columbia Fire Department Capt. Eric Hartman said strong winds knocked the crane over as it was carrying Read More

Crane Left Dangling Over Bow Building Site

09/29/09
Crane Left Dangling Over Bow Building Site

Canada  Alberta officials are investigating another incident at a downtown Calgary construction site, this time involving the failure of a small crane. The mobile crane, which was roped to the Bow building, fell off the third storey on Saturday, smashed into some windows and was left dangling over the construction Read More

Two Shocked During Crane Accident at Phoenix Construction Site

09/24/09
Two Shocked During Crane Accident at Phoenix Construction Site

Phoenix, Arizona Two men were burned after being shocked during a crane accident in Phoenix Wednesday night. The accident reportedly occurred at a construction site near 25th Avenue and Broadway Road. Captain Alex Rangel with the Phoenix Fire Department said the operator of a crane had a full load and Read More

Crane Cracks Man’s Foot

09/24/09
Crane Cracks Man

Australia  A GYMPIE industrial painter and blaster may not feel lucky this morning, but the industrial accident he suffered yesterday (Wednesday) could have been much worse. The man, an employee of Masters Engineering Contractors Pty Ltd, in Smith Street, was taken to Nambour Hospital yesterday after part of his foot was Read More

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

Construction Crane Overturns in Fort Lauderdale

09/4/09
Construction Crane Overturns in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Construction crews were working Thursday night to upright a crane that toppled during work on the Swing bridge on Southwest 11th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning. Photographer Inge van Rosmalen captured the scene on the downtown street, also known as Palm Avenue, which connects Sailboat Bend and Riverside Park. 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

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