Crane Accidents

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September, 2003 Archive

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Unexpected Problem


Richmond, Virginia A couple hoping to get their power back is now dealing with another problem – an overturned crane in their front yard. That accident unfolded in the front yard of a Chesterfield County home. The crane toppled over on Southmoor Road. It was being used by a tree Read More

Lubbock Construction Worker Electrocuted

Lubbock Construction Worker Electrocuted

Lubbuck, Texas  Report Update (08/09/05):  Lubbock Family Reaches Settlement In Wrongful Death Suit A Lubbock man died Friday, the victim of a lethal dose of electricity. Preliminary autopsy results indicate electrocution as the construction worker’s cause of death. Medical examiners say 46-year-old Richard Tankersley took a hit of approximately 7,200 Read More

Crane Plunges Killing Worker at Bugibba


Bugibba, Malta More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Topples Over


Bangkok, Thailand  A 30-metre crane narrowly missed crushing a group of young children in a nursery yesterday when it toppled over in Bangkok’s Chom Thong district, police said. No one was injured in the incident.

Power Lines Stop Falling Crane from Crushing Buildings Below


Japan  A crane that fell during construction work at a railway station was caught by an electric power line below and barely avoided crushing buildings Monday, police said Tuesday.

Man Killed by Falling Crane


Aukland, New Zealand Police say there may have been a technical problem with a crane that toppled over and crushed a man on Auckland’s North Shore. A 61 year old Downer Construction worker was killed Tuesday morning when a crane boom fell on him at the Mairangi Bay site where Read More

Tas Crane Accident Kills Man


Australia  Report Update (1/20/06):  Coroner Urges Crane Recall More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Dies In Construction Accident


Traer, Iowa Officials released the name Thursday of the man killed while working at a bridge construction site earlier this week. Vern True, 53, of Waterloo died Wednesday when machinery he was helping direct came in contact with high voltage power lines. True was an employee of Peterson Contractors of Read More

Industrial Accident Kills Asheville Man


Greenville, South Carolina A 38-year-old Asheville man, Carl Keith Hall, died Friday after a tire — weighing as much as 2,000 pounds — that he was moving fell on him at a Taylors industrial site, a deputy coroner said. Hall, who was employed by TCI Tire Center in Duncan, was moving Read More

‘Lucky’ Crane Operator Survives Jolt


Salt Lake City, Utah More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Problem Sends Pipe Crashing to Deck of North Sea Platform


North Sea More information lost due to broken links.

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