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Bridgewater Crane Operator Falls Into Beaver River


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

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


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


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

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

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

Utility Worker Electrocuted

Verizon Crane Hits Power Lines 2011

Brooklyn, New York Verizon Fined in 2012 A Verizon technician installing high-speed-Internet cables in Brooklyn, New York, was electrocuted on Wednesday after he accidentally touched a hidden power line. Douglas La Lima, 37, was using a utility truck, installing the overhead cables when a Con Edison power line hidden in Read More

Tampa Electric Contractor Electrocuted on the Job


Tampa, Florida A Tampa Electric contractor was electrocuted Thursday in the Lake Magdalene area, authorities said. Jason T. Moore, 35, of Wesley Chapel was working in an elevated bucket at 14729 N Florida Ave., when he touched a live transformer, the Hills­borough County Sheriff’s Office said. “We heard a big Read More

Crane Operator Killed in 2nd Jacksonville Electrocution in 3 Weeks


Jacksonville, Florida A 39-year-old man died this morning when a crane, hooked to a pile of metal material, hit an electrical wire above Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville police said. The yellow Lorain crane that hit the wire at about 9 a.m. was stamped with a Callaway Contracting Inc. sign. Callaway Contracting representatives Read More

Man Fatally Electrocuted in Bucket Truck

Virginia Bucket Truck Electrocuted Worker 2011

Front Royal, Virginia A Front Royal man was fatally electrocuted in an accident Friday, Apr. 15. Front Royal Police Chief Richard Furr said Aaron W. Bradley, 19 of Guard Hill Rd. in Front Royal, was killed at the intersection of North Shenandoah Ave. and Kendrick Lane. Bradley was in a Read More

Surveyor Killed After Hitting Power Line


Jacksonville, Florida Authorities say a member of a surveying crew working in north Florida was apparently electrocuted when the bucket of his lift truck hit a power line. Jacksonville police say the man was in the bucket to take pictures of an intersection Thursday evening when he raised it too Read More

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