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Tree Man Electrocuted

08/21/13
Man Electrocuted 8-23-2013 1-36-11 PM

Holliston, Massachusetts A man working from an aerial lift died yesterday in Holliston, near Boston, Massachusetts after he touched overhead power lines The man, Ryan Hopkins, 26, was working for local company Ahronian Landscape & Design, where he had worked for 10 years, and was using a Niftylift TD120-T/TD34T tracked Read More

08/19/13

A man who received an electric shock while working from an aerial lift in Newfoundland was saved by his harness The incident occurred yesterday in Carbonear, while the man, 55, was painting the outside of a tire store, he apparently backed into overhead power lines received a shock and was Read More

Man Shocked by Power Line While Working in Cherry Picker

07/22/13
Man Shocked in Tulsa 7-26-2013 2-32-13 PM

Tulsa, Oklahoma A 24-year-old man was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition Sunday after accidentally brushing up against a power line, Tulsa Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Kellie Bruer said. Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Tom Gillespie said the man was in a cherry picker about 25-30 feet Read More

Worker Injured After Crane Line Hits Power Line in Vancouver

07/19/13
Lucky Escape 7-19-2013 12-37-09 PM

Vancouver, Canada A man had a lucky escape on a job site in Vancouver, Canada yesterday after the hoist cables of a tower crane brushed against overhead power lines.                             The power line runs right along the Read More

Man Electrocuted After Crane Brings Down Electric Pole

05/16/13

Chennai, India A 58-year-old resident of Alandur died in a freak accident on Tuesday night. Police said a driver attached to metro rail construction  work going in his crane near the Alandur subway when it rammed an electricity pole. The pole fell and the area was plunged into darkness. Vinayagam, before whose house Read More

A Man Electricuted

03/28/13

Brisbane, Australia A man was reportedly thrown from the aerial lift he was using in Brisbane, Australia earlier today after touching overhead power lines and receiving an electric shock. The man, 25, employed by utility company Energex was apparently working on a pole replacement job and maintenance work on the Read More

Electricity Truck Crane Caught Fire

02/1/13

Charlotte, NC No one was hurt but thousands were without power after a power line struck a crane in the South Park area on Friday morning.                             The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of Carmel Road Read More

Worker Killed After Being Shocked at Neyland Drive Water Treatment Plant

01/2/13
Knoxville Tennessee Crane Worker Electrocuted

Knoxville, Tennessee A worker was killed in Knoxville on Monday after receiving a high-voltage electrical shock, according to Knoxville police. The incident took place around noon at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant near Fort Loudon Lake on Neyland Drive, where a major plant construction project has been underway for several Read More

Maryland Farmer Injured in Power Line Accident

12/4/12

A Maryland farmer was hospitalised in Easton on Monday after sustaining electric shock during work at a grain silo on his farm on Harmony Road, Preston. A heavy section was being lifted by crane to the top of the silo when a cable contacted overhead power lines, the power grounded Read More

Miami Tree Trimmer Electrocuted Inside Bucket Truck

10/9/12

Miami, Florida A tree trimmer was electrocuted Monday in Miami while on the job. The worker died in the raised basket of a truck after he reportedly came into contact with power lines near a home in the 1500 block of Northwest 30th Avenue. Miami Fire Rescue had to wait Read More

Crane Operator Hits Power Lines in South Carolina

10/9/12

Greenville, South Carolina A death occurred after the boom of a large truck mounted lift was raised into the overhead power lines. The man operating the machine was electrocuted and both he and the machine caught fire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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