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Crane Fatality in Boston

12/10/13
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Boston Massachusetts A man was died after a six ton steel beam arch dropped from an overhead crane at Boston Bridge & Steel yesterday evening. The man – one of four men working in the vicinity at the time – was Marco Antonio Huezo Mancea, 46. Originally from El Salvador Read More

Fatality As Steel Slips From Sling During Loading to HGV

10/30/12

Trostberg, Bavaria An 18-year old worker was crushed to death on Monday morning at a steel plant in Trostberg, Bavaria, when a 500-Kg steel beam slipped from a sling and fell 1.5-metres on to him as he was loading it on to a lorry by means of an overhead crane.

Man Crushed by Overhead Crane in UK

09/12/12

United Kingdom A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in the UK after he inadvertently trapped himself between the platform he was using and an overhead crane. Richard Mintram, 44, an electro-mechanical maintenance technician was believed to be using a boom lift at the premises of waste disposal company Tradebe, Read More

Overhead Crane Drops A Luxury Yacht

08/30/12

Russia When you spend loads of cash on a yacht, you expect it to be well taken care of. Not so in this case, where a crane operator in Russia dropping some unlucky millionaire’s luxury ride into the water. Fortunately, Bloomberg caught it on video.

Fatal Crane Accident

03/13/12

Furness, United Kingdom A man has died after a steel fabrication dropped on him from a crane in Barrow in Furness, UK, yesterday. We believe that the incident involved an industrial overhead crane at a building on the Meeting Industrial Estate in the town. Two men were involved, one, 37, Read More

Man, 22, Killed in South Side Industrial Accident

06/7/11

Milwaukee, Wisconsin A 22-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in an industrial accident on the south side Tuesday when a 6,000-pound steel bar fell on him. Benjamin H. Alcorn, a crane operator at Acme Galvanizing Inc., 2730 S. 19th St., was crushed about 4 a.m. under a steel bar that had Read More

Overhead Crane Injures Canadian Worker

02/22/11

Ontario, Canada On Feb. 22, a 41-year-old worker from London was knocked unconscious after he was hit by a swinging bin being moved by an overhead crane. He was not seriously injured. It also comes exactly one week after the Ministry of Labour received complaints about how the crane was Read More

Fatal Crane Accident

01/1/11

United Kingdom A man died earlier today in Brierley Hill in the UK Midlands, after he was crushed while working on an overhead crane. Wilfred Williams, 57, was working around four to five metres above the ground at C Brown and Sons, steel stockholders. An air ambulance rushed to the Read More

Probe as Worker Crushed to Death

07/13/09

Bahrain A man died in a horrific worksite accident yesterday when he was crushed by falling concrete slabs. Bahrain labour chiefs have ordered an investigation into the death of Indian Lasumaiah Dumpla. The 41-year-old is said to have died instantly when he was hit by the slabs, which fell as Read More

Worker Seriously Injured

06/14/09

Canada A Toronto man is in hospital after suffering serious burns in a work-related incident on Friday. The 46 year old man, who was employed by a Concord, Ont. Company, to do work on the Misner bridge in Port Dover was attempting to retrieve a cable from an overhead crane Read More

Crane Gives Way, Two Critical

05/16/09

Bokaro, India Two employees of Bokaro Steel Plant were seriously injured after a 1.5 tonne iron coil being carried on a magnetic crane fell on them from a height of about 12 feet around 9.20am today. It’s unclear how the two, Anand Mahto of Sector XII and Bal Krishna Prasad Read More

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