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120-lb Piece of Steel Falls on Man


Minneapolis, Minnesota A man was badly injured when a crane dropped a 4-foot chunk of steel, weighing 120 pounds, onto his head Wednesday at a Minneapolis scrap yard. Robert Anderson suffered possible spinal injuries that have left him partially paralyzed, a broken nose and cuts to his face. He said Read More

Worker Killed In Grimesland Bridge Construction Accident


Pitt Country, North Carolina An employee working on a state bridge project in Pitt County was killed Wednesday afternoon. The D.O.T. says it happened at the Grimesland Bridge project when a crane dropped a large metal form some 25 feet, landing on the worker and killing him. The man worked Read More

Falling Crane Piece Suspected in Death at Motiva


Port Arthur, Texas Victim Later Named The employee who was killed Monday at the Motiva Enterprises crude expansion project worked for Becon Construction Co., a subsidiary of Bechtel Corp., said Verna Rutherford, spokeswoman for Motiva. The fatality occurred about 8:30 a.m. at the expansion project under way within the Motiva Port Arthur refinery. Rutherford Read More

Dock Workers Cheat Death in Steel Slab Crash

Steel Slabs Crash in Crane Accident 2010

Three dock workers were lucky to escape with their lives after 28 tonnes of steel came crashing down in an incident at Port Kembla. The workers were on board the Panamanian flag of convenience vessel Cos Knight at the BlueScope Steel and Patrick Stevedores wharves loading slabs of steel bound Read More

Man Survives a Crane Accident

Crane Smashes into Worker

A drill bit attached to a drilling rig at a North Austin construction site fell Thursday morning onto a nearby truck with a construction worker inside. Workers had just finished up drilling around 11:30 a.m. and were taking a lunch break when the crane assembly fell at the Shell gas Read More

Man Killed in Local Steel Plant Incident Remembered as Quality Driver


Murfreesboro, Tenneesee Forty-nine-year-old Victor Ray “Chip” Chipman climbed into his big rig and headed to Steel Technologies in Murfreesboro Wednesday to pick up a load of solid steel coils weighing more than 5,000 a piece not knowing it would be the last load he would ever attempt to haul. Chipman Read More

Kay Lim Construction Ordered to Stop Work After Crane Accident

Tower Crane Dismantling Turn Fatal Singapore 2010

Singapore The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has ordered Kay Lim Construction to stop work at the site where a crane accident killed one worker and injured three others on Wednesday evening. The ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health Division responded immediately to the crane incident at the construction worksite in Punggol Read More

Worker Hurt in Construction Accident at Lower Merion High


Pennsylvania A “high lift” inside the new Lower Merion High School, which is under construction, fell this afternoon, injuring a worker, township police said. The industrial accident occurred at 3:44 p.m. at Montgomery Avenue and School House Lane. Classes dismiss at 2:30. Initials reports indicated that injuries to the worker Read More

Fatality Caused by Load Falling From Crane


United Kingdom, England Workman dies on Hampshire Rose Bowl cricket ground project A construction worker has died at Hampshire Rose Bowl cricket ground. Police have named the man as Philip Carsley from North Yorkshire. It is believed he was struck by a concrete block that fell during lifting operations at the site near Southampton. Emergency team efforts fail to save workman The Hampshire Read More

EnergySolutions Employee Hurt in Accident; Bear Creek Operations Shut Down


Oak Ridge, Tennessee An employee at the EnergySolutions’ Bear Creek Facility in Oak Ridge was airlifted to a Knoxville hospital today after he was injured in an accident. Operations at the radioactive-waste processing plant were shut down immediately afterwards, and the accident is under investigation, the company said. According to Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Construction Site


Ocala, Florida An Orlando construction worker died after a heavy metal beam fell on him at an Ocala site. Ocala Fire Rescue reports that 40-year-old Victor Lizarraga was attaching a safety cable to the beam Friday morning when it fell. He was working for Metal-Bilt Construction LLC, an Orlando-based subcontractor Read More

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