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2003 Archive

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Worker Trapped in Bucket Hangs on as Truck Burns

10/23/03

Anchorage, Alaska Trapped by smoke and fire Wednesday afternoon high above Lake Otis Parkway, a wireman working on a streetlight said he considered, in desperation, jumping from his bucket to a light pole to escape. Joe Grice’s biggest fear was that the fire that engulfed the boom truck below, and Read More

Crane Accident Shuts Down Santa Cruz Wharf

10/16/03

Santa Cruz, California  Truck flips over wharf in Santa Cruz, spills fuel into the ocean. A routine annual maintenance operation on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf went awry Wednesday when a truck that was hoisting up a kayak dock slipped and flipped over the edge. The truck dangled from the Read More

Crane Crash Blocks Road

10/16/03

Hampshire More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Driver Escapes Injury in Accident

10/16/03

Scotland  A crane driver is understood to have escaped injury yesterday when his machine toppled over in a yard at Dundee harbour. The large crane, bearing the name Taylor Crane Co Ltd, came to rest on its boom arm with its rear wheels in the air. Workmen said the driver Read More

Courtland Utility Worker Recovering From Severe Burns

10/16/03

Courtland, Alabama More information lost due to broken links.

Painter Injured When City Truck Strikes Cherry Picker

10/14/03

Roanoke, Virginia More information lost due to broken links.

Tree Trimmer Electrocuted

10/12/03

Springfield, Ohio More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Tips Over and Traps Operator Upside Down in Cab.

10/11/03

Grand Forks, North Dakota  Bernie Samdahl, 49, of Park River, N.D., was driving a piling into the ground when the soil under his pad gave way and the crane tipped over, said Rick Coulter, battalion chief of the Grand Forks Fire Department. Samdahl was working on the banks of the Read More

Two Women Construction Workers Crushed to Death

10/7/03

Samut Prakan, Thailand Two women workers were crushed to death when a steel tray holding two tonnes of concrete blocks fell on them after a crane cable snapped. Sompong Khotrabin and Sukanya Phuthaso, both 26 and from Nakhon Phanom, were working at the construction site of an Assumption University food Read More

Crane Sinks into Hole in Parking Lot

10/3/03
Crane Sinks into Hole in Parking Lot

Clearwater, Florida About 5 feet underground, below a card table-sized spot of pavement on the south side of the Westfield Shoppingtown Countryside, a cavity began to form. Speculation later was that the clay sewer pipe that runs under the asphalt might have sprung a leak, then sucked surrounding dirt – Read More

Wetumpka Man Dies When Crane Overturns in Sand Pit

10/2/03

Prattville, Alabama A Wetumpka man operating a crane in a sand and gravel pit died from injuries suffered when the crane overturned. Authorities said Tommy D. Ellis, 45, was pronounced dead at Prattville Baptist Hospital after the accident Wednesday morning at Red Bluff Sand and Gravel Co. near Prattville. Prattville Fire Read More

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