Canada Original Story (03/22/08): Toppling Crane Kills Man in Vancouver The death of a young crane operator who was crushed Monday while working on the Canada Line project in south Vancouver is drawing attention to delays in a new provincewide certification program. The 22-year-old crane operator was hoisting a load Read More
January, 2008 Archive
Canada Update (03/22/08): Crane Operator’s Death Highlights Delays in B.C. Certification Program Update (07/16/08): B.C. man killed in crane accident after 90 minutes training: Report The 22-year-old operator of a mobile crane working on the Canada Line rapid-transit project in Vancouver died Monday after the crane toppled over. Canada Line spokesman Read More
United Kingdom Firefighters are tackling a blaze which has broken out on a container crane at a dockyard in Essex. Seven crews were called to the site at Tilbury Docks where the crane, about 40ft (12.2m) high, was on fire in the container port area. Crews have also been pumping Read More
India A labourer was killed in an accident on Saturday at a Reliance Petroleum Ltd refinery under construction in Gujarat, but work has not stopped, police said. The victim died after getting entangled in a wire attached to a crane at the site in Jamnagar in Gujarat. A spokesman at Read More
Portage, Indiana The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an accident that killed a worker at a metal treatment plant in Portage. Portage police identify the victim as 25-year-old Jacob Amundsen of Merrillville. The accident occurred about 7 a.m. Wednesday at Precoat Metals.
Building Boom, Cheap Labor Leads to Surge in Laborer Deaths Construction has increasingly become a deadly business — especially in New York, where laborers routinely dangle from skyscrapers, all part of a building boom that has defied the national slowdown. Just this week, high-rise scaffolding covered in heavy concrete collapsed Read More