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5 Workers Electrocuted

06/30/10

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

Crane Falls off a Bridge in Flower Mound

05/7/10
Crane Falls Off Bridge Flower Main Texas 2010

Flower Mound, Texas A crane fell off a bridge under construction in Flower Mound on Friday. It happened around 10 a.m. on Spinks Road, east of Garden Ridge and west of Duncan Road. No one was hurt. The crane operator was inside the cab when the accident happened.

Construction Crane Collapses at Devon Tower

03/30/10
Mobile Boom Truck Crane Tips Oklahoma City 2010

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A crane weighing 90 tons comes crashing down at the Devon Tower construction site, Tuesday morning, in downtown Oklahoma City. Officials say no one was injured, not even the crane operator. The crane was hoisting wooden forms that are used to form concrete walls when it tipped forward. Read More

Manhattan Crane Lowered After Building Accident

03/28/10
Tower Crane Tips Against Building Manhattan New York 2010

Manhattan, New York The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story building near Wall Street has had his license suspended. New York City Department of Buildings spokesman Tony Sclafani says inspectors determined Christopher Cosban didn’t secure the mobile crane properly at the end of the workday Saturday. Read More

40-ft. Crane Flips in Roswell

01/19/10
Crane Collapses in Parking Lot 2010

Roswell, New Mexico Crews are cleaning up the damage from a 40-foot crane that flipped over in a grocery store parking lot in Roswell on Monday morning. Police shut down the road for a few hours as crews worked to upright the crane’s trailer. Police say the driver of the crane was Read More

Crane Collapses While Hoisting Christmas Tree in Somerville

11/16/09

Somerville, Massachusetts A small crane being used to hoist a tree crashed onto it’s side, and onto the roof of a public library in Somerville, Massachusetts. A DPW crew was putting up a Christmas with a boom truck when something went wrong and the truck toppled on it’s side. There Read More

Police Hunting ‘Dumb’ Runaway Crane Driver

10/9/09

Australia  POLICE are hunting a crane driver who did a runner after knocking down power lines on a busy road. Security camera footage, which can also be viewed on You Tube under “World’s Dumbest Crane Driver”, shows the white crane cruising at slow speed along Brisbane Road, Redbank, about 6.30pm Read More

Southampton Docks Resume Work Amid Collapse Probe

07/15/09

Worcester, Massachusetts Original Story Watch Video Two broken legs, a broken pelvis, crushed ribs and a perforated lung – that is the horrific catalogue of injuries suffered by the Southampton dock worker crushed when the crane he was operating collapsed. Jay Squibb was last night recovering in hospital from another day of Read More

10 Years Ago Today: Big Blue Crane Collapse

07/14/09
Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999

The Original Today marks a somber anniversary in Milwaukee history. 10 years ago today, the “Big Blue” crane collapse killed three workers at Miller Park. “There’s a major accident at the stadium here,” said a man making the 911 call at the construction site of Miller Park on the day Read More

200ft Crane Falls on Flats in Liverpool

07/6/09
Liverpool Tower Crane Collapse July 2009

Liverpool, UK 5/12/2012 Update: Contractors Found Guilty 04/16/2012 Update: Construction Firms in Court Dozens of terrified residents at a swanky apartment block became trapped in their homes after a 200ft crane came crashing over on the roof. The 50 tonne ‘Wolfe’ crane, smashed into the Chandlers Wharf apartments in Liverpool Read More

Construction Worker Care Flighted After Accident Involving Crane and Power Line

06/6/09

Flower Mound, Texas A construction worker had to be care flighted this morning after an accident involving a crane and a power line. A number of residents in Flower Mound were left without power. Coserve electric workers spent early afternoon repairing this power line on FM 2499, The area left Read More

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