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Why Did the Beam Fall Off Crane?


Chesterfield, Virginia Original Story (04/21/2001):  Highway Project Worker is Killed Investigators know what killed construction worker Isaias Martinez Hernandez at the Route 895 highway project in Chesterfield County. But they don’t know why it happened. Hernandez was cleaning out the bed of a pickup truck at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when Read More

Highway Project Worker is Killed


Chesterfield, Virginia  Report Update (04/21/2001):  Why Did the Beam Fall Off Crane? A 36-year-old construction worker was killed Tuesday at the Interstate 895 highway project in Chesterfield County when he was struck by a support beam that fell from a crane. Isaias Martinez Hernandez of the 1000 block of McKenzie Street Read More

Roofer Injured in Hotel Accident


Anchorage, Alaska A construction accident at the Northern Lights Hotel sent a roofer to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The accident caused a supply hoist to dangle precariously off the side of the hotel before it was stabilized.

Unverified Report Received


Georgetown, Texas United Crane turned a 75 ton truck crane over in their yard by high booming the hydraulic with no rear outriggers extended but heavy damage was done to the jib. In regards to the United Crane accident in Georgetown, the crane was taken to their Houston shop for Read More

One Killed, One Hurt When Tree Hits Power Lines


Huntington Beach, California A Huntington Beach plant nursery employee was electrocuted Thursday and a co-worker hospitalized with burns after a tree they were moving became tangled in overhead power lines, authorities said. The man killed was identified as Mario Negrete, 51, of Stanton.

Worker Injured by Cable on El Jobean Bridge


El Jobean, Florida The Misener Marine owned crane was lifting heavy concrete panels during a jetting process when the accident happened. It appears a lifting cable snapped and fell on the worker below. The injured man is out of the hospital and on the mend.  

Falling Crane Shuts Ukraine Nuke Plant


Kiev, Ukraine More information lost due to broken links.

Large Crane Lost Concrete Footing


Boston, Massachusetts  A large crane on the Big Dig project lost its concrete footing Saturday morning, forcing the temporary shutdown of Atlantic Avenue. The concrete support beneath the left side tracks of the crane gave way about 3 a.m. By noon, workers had shored up the concrete supports and the Read More

Firefighters Claw Worker Out of Debris


New York, New York Digging quickly through debris, at times with just their bare hands, rescue workers heroically saved a grapple operator buried beneath a potentially deadly mountain of steel and concrete yesterday. Firefighters lift grapple operator Ragnauth Jairan to safety from pile of twisted steel and concrete that fell on him Read More

Seaman Gets $5.8 Million in Paralyzing Accident


Miami, Florida A 69-year-old merchant seaman was paralyzed when he was hit in the head with a hook-block while his cargo ship was docked in Miami.

Power Failure Does Damage to AOL Services


Dulles, Virginia AOL Time Warner Inc., the largest Internet and media company, said some America Online customers had service problems earlier Thursday because of a power outage in northern Virginia. The New York-based company, whose America Online operations are based in Dulles, Va., is investigating which applications, such as e-mail Read More

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