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Crane fatality at Port of Melbourne

07/14/10

Melbourne, Australia A man in his early 40s died this morning after he was hit in the head by a load that fell from a crane at a dock in the Port of Melbourne. The load, reportedly a steel beam weighing over 2.5 tonnes, fell from a crane at Appleton Read More

BP Contractor Killed in Construction Accident at Dutch Refinery

06/16/10

Rotterdam BP Plc said a worker was killed in a construction accident today at the U.K. company’s refinery in Rotterdam. The man, employed by Mourik, a construction company contracted by BP, was crushed by a piece of concrete foundation that was being moved at the site, BP spokesman Carlo Eijkels Read More

2 People Die in Crane Accident at a Mine

05/18/10

Sweden Officials say the lift basket of a crane crashed to the ground at an iron ore mine in northern Sweden, killing two people. Anders Lindberg at Swedish mining group LKAB says the workers were inspecting a shaft at the Malmberg mine, when the basket they were carried in suddenly Read More

Falling Tower Crane Kills One, Injures 2

05/12/10

Russia One person was killed and two more injured as a tower crane fell down at a construction site in a Rostov-on-Don’s suburb, rescuers told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. According to a spokesman for the southern regional emergencies administration, the accident occurred at about 14:30 Moscow time at a construction site Read More

120-lb Piece of Steel Falls on Man

05/6/10

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

04/22/10

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

04/19/10

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

04/10/10
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

04/2/10
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

03/18/10

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

03/17/10
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

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