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November, 2003 Archive

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Collapsed Crane Sends Logs Flying


Port Chalmers, New Zealand More information lost due to broken links.

Harness Saves Man in Fall From Cell Tower


Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska A cell tower worker fell 250 feet from his perch earlier this week and lived to tell about it. Ray Hull, 35, of Durant, Okla., was in the air Tuesday when a crane cable broke, sending him plummeting. His safety harness kicked in about 30 feet from Read More

Stone Worker Dies In Accident


High Point, North Carolina  An employee of a stone fabrication and import company was killed Tuesday in an industrial accident. Joel Ramirez Sanchez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after a large piece of stone broke away from a crane inside The Stone Resource Inc. building, said High Point Read More

Construction Worker Injured


Bermuda A construction worker was rushed to hospital today after being knocked unconscious when he was hit by a crane on the Berkeley School construction site.

Family, Friends Mourn Electrocuted Painter


Spotsylvania County, Pennsylvania Bruce Auchey wanted his son to go to college. So, he told his co-workers, the biggest chunk of his paycheck from Janney Painting was reserved for making that happen. Auchey, 49, was on the job Saturday when a bucket truck he was operating struck an overhead power Read More

Bucket of Concrete Injures Workers


Toronto, Canada Bucket drops on to building scaffold — Four bricklayers plunge 15 metres Four men laying bricks on the outside of an uptown condominium likely didn’t see a 5-tonne bucket of concrete as it came hurtling down on the scaffold where they were working, sending them plunging to the Read More

Four Burned in Electrical Accident at Hatfield Ferry Plant


Carmichaels, Pennsylvania Two OSHA investigators were investigating the accident Sunday night at the plant near Carmichaels and were expected to return to the plant today, Librich said. The Allegheny Energy coal-fired plant is located across the Monongahela River from Masontown, Fayette County. Librich said the men were hurt when the Read More

Roseville Man Electrocuted in Job Accident


 Roseville, Ohio  More information lost due to broken links.

Roofers Plunge to Their Deaths


Canada  Two men were killed and two others were seriously injured when part of a roof they were installing fell on them and crushed them. The four men were building a prefabricated family home and large wooden panels to make the roof were being swung up to them with a Read More

Debris Falls From 101, Injures Four


Taipei, Taiwan Construction of Taipei 101, the world’s highest building, was ordered to be suspended yesterday after workmen on the 90th floor dropped a load of steel plate that injured four people on the ground below and damaged two taxis. According to Lin Pei-yuan, a deputy director of the Taipei Read More

Man Killed in Mine Accident


New South Wales, Australia Police say the accident happened at the Kayuga mine when a trailer, which was being lifted by a crane, fell and hit a rigger on the head. The owners of the mine, Anglo Coal, have issued a statement expressing their sympathy to the man’s family. NSW Read More

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