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1 Killed, Another Hurt In Crane Accident


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma OSHA is now investigating a crane accident that killed one worker and injured another. It happened Tuesday night on the Chesapeake Energy campus near Northwest 63rd Street and Classen Boulevard. Police think the crane malfunctioned and something fell off it. The two victims were putting away equipment Read More

Worker Killed in Burnaby Crane Accident


Canada A 55-year-old Port Moody construction worker died in a Friday afternoon crane accident in North Burnaby. The accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. at a construction site on Dunlop Avenue, near Charles Street, not far from Aubrey Elementary. A crane operator was using a truck to deliver lumber, including a Read More

Crane Causes Power Outage


Phillipines A power outage affected an area in Munoz and parts of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City when a crane tripped several high tension wires on an electric post before dawn on Thursday. Initial investigation showed that the incident happened at around 4:30 a.m. in front of Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Vaughan


Vaughan A man in his 30s is dead after a construction accident in Vaughan, north of Toronto. It happened Monday after a steel beam being moved by a crane became loose and fell on the man, who was working on the fourth floor of an office building under construction. Fire Read More

Crane fatality at Port of Melbourne


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


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


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


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


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

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