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Fatality Caused by Load Falling From Crane

02/10/10

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

02/4/10

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

01/16/10

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

2 Vici Men Die After Oil Rig Accident Involving Crane

11/18/09

Elk City, Oklahoma An oil rig accident involving a crane has killed two Vici men who worked for an Oklahoma City-based company. Kathy Willingham, the human resources director for Cactus Drilling Co., says Randy Baumann died at the scene of the accident in Elk City about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Accident in Verona

10/23/09

Verona, Pennsylvania A man was killed yesterday when he was struck by falling concrete in a construction accident at Longwood at Oakmont, an assisted living facility in Verona. An initial investigation suggests Yamil Gonzalez, 29, was working on the fourth floor of a structure when a crane lifting materials struck Read More

Two Men Injured in Fall From Grain Silos in Lake Odessa

10/8/09

Lake Odessa, Michigan  State safety authorities were at a grain elevator today after two men were injured, one critically when he fell 120 feet after a crane basket he was inside collapsed. The 37-year-old Allegan man, working for Agri Equipment of Allegan, was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Read More

Construction Worker Killed When Wall Falls

09/16/09

Lake Charles, Louisiana  Officials say a construction worker died and one suffered serious injuries after a frame wall fell on them. Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office chief investigator Zeb Johnson said a 14-foot wall was being lifted into place on a Lake Charles construction site Tuesday when it fell on the Read More

Laborer Killed in Hydraulic Lift Crash

08/19/09

India  One labourer was crushed to death and three others injured in a bizarre accident on Tuesday when a hydraulic lift  came apart while lifting a heavy metal supported by two cranes in Meenambakkam in the city. The incident took place on the premises of the Binny Engineering Company which Read More

Crane Drops Load on Road

07/4/09

Australia A Crane working on a high rise building in Melbourne has dropped a load of plaster, causing traffic mayhem. Worker Paul Carrel was on the fifth floor when the plaster fell, landing metres from cars waiting at traffic lights. “It was really loud – just bang,” he said of Read More

Construction Worker Killed at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

06/22/09

Ann Arbor, Michigan At about 10 a.m. Monday, construction worker Gary Winisky Jr. was killed after a heavy load of roofing material fell from a crane and struck him on the head at the site of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hopsital addition. Diane Brown, Department of Public Safety spokesperson, said that Read More

Crane Crushes Motorcycle Operator

06/21/09

Nigeria  A commercial motorcycle operator, Okada, was crushed to death on Sunday by the construction crane of an outdoor advertising firm in Ikeja, Lagos. Employees of the ad firm, ALT Media were installing a gantry for a signage company with a crane when it slipped and fell on an oncoming Read More

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