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Power Line Accident in Australia

10/4/12

Brisbane, Australia Two people have been rushed to hospital after a crane fell into power lines in Carina, in Brisbane’s east. The cherry picker fell into powerlines on Old Cleveland Rd around 12.35pm on Thursday. It is understood one person was trapped inside the bucket for some time with six Queensland Fire Read More

Two Men Electrocuted on Fort Myers Beach

09/7/12
Electrocution in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Flordia Two people were electrocuted Friday afternoon in an incident involving a lift at a gated community on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, it was 30-year-old Dustin Manning and 37-year-old Juan Bocanegra who were on that lift. Bocanegra lived Read More

Fatal Tree Trimmer Accident in Fort Lauderdale, Flordia

08/21/12
Tree Trimmer Electrocution

Fort Lauderdale, Florida A veteran tree trimmer who was shocked Tuesday afternoon while trying to cut down a towering tree remained hospitalized, officials said. City officials said on Wednesday that previous information they received indicating that the unidentified worker had died was incorrect. The incident happened about 3:20 p.m. in Read More

Electrocution in Minnesota

07/15/12
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Willmar, Minnesota A 56-year-old Eagle Lake man is dead after being electrocuted while working on a boatlift at his home. The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office says Brian Van Engen was moving his boatlift when it came into contact with an extension cord that had been rubbed bare. The cord had Read More

Crane Electrocutes Bystander

06/13/12

Newbury, New Hampshire A crane touched an overhead power line in Newbury, New Hampshire, USA yesterday and caused the death of man working below. The man, said to be in his mid-40s, was employed by Guillemette Tree Service of Andover and was part of a team working with the department Read More

Bridgewater Crane Operator Falls Into Beaver River

05/16/12
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Bridgewater, Pennsylvania A man was shocked and burned by powerful current from high-voltage lines that pass over a construction site where a bridge will be built over the Beaver River. Century Steel Erectors construction manager Rubbie Greenewalde said the iron worker was standing on a barge on the river and Read More

Lanes Re-open After Crane Accident on I-95

05/15/12
Crane Hits Power Lines Richmond VA 2012

Richmond, Virgina A construction crane accident late Tuesday night caused huge backups on I-95 near the Boulevard exit. There were no injuries from this accident, just a lot of headaches for driver trying to make their way through this area. Crews had to stop traffic for 15 minute intervals all night. Cars were bumper Read More

Raccoon Township Man Dies After Touching Power Line

05/10/12

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EDGEWORTH — A Raccoon Township man died after being shocked by a power line Wednesday while trimming a tree in Edgeworth. Chester Sipes, 47, was working in a D.L.S. Tree Service bucket truck about 1:55 p.m. in the front yard of 411 Chestnut Road, across the street from Read More

Three Hurt, Two Accidents, One Scene

04/29/12

Worker touches power line, falls from crane prior to rear-end crash. Two close calls occurred within minutes of each other on Highway 75 near LaPlatte, Nebraska Sunday morning. A worker was on top of a crane to check the clearance of the power lines when he came too close to Read More

Man Escapes with Life in Power Line Contact

04/9/12
JLG Ultra Boom Hits Power Lines Virginia 2012

Lynchburg, Virginia A man working from a boom lift received an electric shock in Lynchburg Virginia yesterday, but has escaped with his life. The man was using a JLG Ultra boom to work on a church spire, when he agreed to help retrieve a child’s balloons from a tree and Read More

Loader Crane Burns After Power Line Contact

03/9/12
Two Men Badly Burned in Crane Power Line Accident Malaysia 2012

Malaysia Two men escaped with burns after the boom of their loader crane contacted overhead power lines on a site near Alor Setar in Malaysia on Tuesday. The crane, a Unic telescopic model, was being used to unload stones when it struck and broke the power line, giving both men Read More

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