Crane Accidents

Four Airlifted to Hospital After Crane Strikes Overhead Wires

04/24/01

Wilton, Australia 

Report Update (04/24/2001):  Seven Injured After Crane Hits Power Lines

Four people were injured in an explosion when a mobile crane struck overhead wires west of Sydney this morning.

An ambulance spokesman said the crane hit the wires, which were carrying 33,000 volts.

The accident happened just after 8am at a construction site on Picton Road at Cordeaux Dam in Wilton, near Picton.

Two people were in a serious condition with shrapnel wounds to their legs and would be transferred to Liverpool Hospital by helicopter, the spokesman said.

Two others were being taken to Liverpool Hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.

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