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Roseville Man Electrocuted in Job Accident

11/22/03

 Roseville, Ohio  More information lost due to broken links.

Roofers Plunge to Their Deaths

11/22/03

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

11/22/03

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

11/21/03

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

Ceiling Crane Weight Crushes Man’s Leg and Hand

11/21/03

 San Jose, California  Roger Talbot, 49, was using a ceiling crane to move a heavy piece of equipment from one part of a room to another at the Water Pollution Control Plant, 700 Los Esteros Road, police spokeswoman Officer Gina Tepoorten said. Suddenly, a 700-pound counterweight on the crane shifted Read More

Two Injured When Glass Pane Slips From Crane

11/20/03

Kurumba Village Resort Island of Male  A glass pane slipped from a crane in the process of taking out some glass panes from a container.

Crane Accident Injures Shipbuilding Workers

11/19/03

North Kingston, Rhode Island A worker guiding a steel plate at the top of the crane was blown out of his personnel basket by a gust of wind around noon. The worker fell out of the basket, but a safety harness he was wearing pulled him back in.

Crane Deaths ‘A Mystery’

11/13/03

London The reason the top of a 450-foot crane broke off killing three construction workers may never be known, their families have been told. Michael Whittard, 36, from Leeds, Martin Burgess, 31, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, and Peter Clark, 33, from Southwark, south London, died when the crane they were Read More

Overloaded Crane at MGM Grand

11/11/03
Overloaded Crane at MGM Grand (1)

Las Vegas, Nevada Crane overloaded at MGM Grand yesterday. Reportedly, Jakes Crane rented this Manitowoc 888 from Essex and re-rented it “Operator Maintained” to their customer.

Crane Falls Across I-4 In Volusia; Shuts Lanes

11/10/03

Volusia County, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Man Electrocuted by Power Lines

11/9/03

Mendenhall, Mississippi  Benjamin Turnage apparently became tangled in power lines as he was being lifted in a bucket truck, said Magee City Clerk Donald Fortenberry.

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