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2003 Archive

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Crane Worker Electrocuted – Two Injured


Queens, New York Anthony Nelson, 42, a construction worker from Bedford-Stuyvesant, was electrocuted when a power surge shot down a cable at the site, located at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 53rd Street, police said. Nelson, who just started the job Thursday, was taken to nearby Peninsula Hospital, where he Read More

Two Killed as Crane Contacts Power Line

Two Killed as Crane Contacts Power Line

St. Clair, Michigan Report Update (02/10/04):  State Fines St. Clair Shores Firm in Two Electrocution Deaths An accident at a construction site northeast of Detroit took the lives of two young workers Wednesday, November 5. The incident was described by a visitor to the site of the tragedy as an Read More

Tree Service Operator Dies in Springvale


 Springvale, Maine A 28-year-old Lyman man died Thursday when a boom truck he was in tipped over and he catapulted into a tree. Sanford Police Maj. Gordon Littlefield says Toby Stockwell, who operated the T & M Tree Service, was removing tree limbs in the Woodvale Court area around 11:15 a.m. Read More

Second Crane Topples Over in Sydney Street

Second Crane Topples Over in Sydney Street

Australia  A 50-tonne crane toppled over in a Sydney street today – the second accident of its kind in less than a week – and a union chief said it was “pure chance” that no-one was killed. Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union organiser Phil Davey said the crane had Read More

Crane Operator Crushed to Death


Wallingford, Connecticut Philip Hopkins, 55, of Willimantic was pronounced dead shortly after 4 a.m. after being crushed beneath a metal bin.

Firefighters Respond to Crane Collapse


Gaylord, Michigan More information lost due to broken links.

Man Injured as Crane Collapses


Australia  A man was seriously injured on Monday when a 200-tonne crane collapsed into Sydney Harbour. Crane operator Craig Smith fell four metres onto the ground, a Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) spokesman said. The accident occurred at about 6am (AEDT) at a loading terminal at Walsh Bay. Read More

Authorities Identify Worker Who Died After Fall


Fargo, North Dakota A man who fell about 40 feet to his death while working on power poles has been identified. Cass County authorities say Toby Windels, 21, of Sebeka, Minn., died after he fell from a bucket truck near Horace, south of Fargo. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department said Windels Read More

Mobile Crane Topples


Lemoore, California A boom truck belonging to Utilities and Communications Construction Incorporated lies on its side in the parking lot at 100 Vine St.

Man Survives Encounter of Electrical Kind


Port McNeill, B.C. A 46-year-old truck driver was lucky to be alive Saturday after the metal boom of his crane made contact with a 138,000-volt power line last week. Brian Evans was unloading empty fish totes from his flatbed truck when the crane made contact with the main power line Read More

Energy Failure Creates Minor Disruptions, Few Cancellations at Purdue University


West Lafayette, Indiana More information lost due to broken links.

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