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March, 2008 Archive

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Contractor Warned City About Crane but was Blown Off

03/16/08
Contractor Warned City About Crane but was Blown Off

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People A retired contractor warned the city 12 days ago the doomed crane on E. 51st St. wasn’t properly braced, but the Buildings Department blew him off after making a cursory check. “I think the Buildings Department Read More

Co-Workers Devastated Over Lost Cane Crew

03/16/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People The crane operator was named Wayne, but his steady signalman sometimes called him “Happy Feet.” “He just bought his wife a chandelier,” said the signalman, John Rodriguez. “He wanted a plasma TV, but she wanted a chandelier and Read More

Crane Tragedy is Just Latest in a String of Disasters at Construction Sites

03/16/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Once again the complaints poured in. Once again inspectors wrote up the violations. And once again there was death at a New York City construction site. Since December, the city Buildings Department has received a stunning 32 complaints Read More

Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People

03/15/08
Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People (8)

New York City Article (3/16/2008):  Crane Tragedy is Just Latest in a String of Disasters at Construction Sites In Memory of (3/16/2008):  Co-Workers Devastated Over Lost Cane Crew Update (3/16/2008):  Contractor Warned City About Crane but was Blown Off Article (3/16/2008):  Safety is Job One – Deaths at NYC Construction Read More

Man Injured After Crane Collapses

03/15/08

WorkSafe is investigating a Victorian construction site after a 100 tonne crane collapsed injuring a man. The crane tipped onto a lunch area at the Plenty Road work site in Bundoora, north-east of Melbourne just before 1pm AEDT. The man was lucky not be crushed by the machinery, but suffered injuries Read More

Four Killed, As Dockworkers Protest

03/14/08

Lagos, Nigeria

Worksite Crane Crashes onto HDB Walkway

03/14/08

Singapore  More information lost due to broken links.  

Hanjin Crane Operations Suspended (10:47 a.m.)

03/14/08

Manila, Philippines More information lost due to broken links.

Brothers Injured in 30-foot Fall From Crane Bucket

03/14/08

Hutchinson, Kansas Two brothers were injured Thursday when a crane bucket they were in tipped as they were working on a communications tower east of Hutchinson, dumping them to the ground. Troy Lee, 38, and Kenny Lee, 36, both of Midlothian, Texas, were in the bucket attached to an unmanned Read More

Contractor Killed at Coal Prep Plant

03/13/08

Boomer, West Virginia  More information lost due to broken links.

Work Stops At Trump SoHo Project Again

03/12/08

New York  More information lost due to broken links.

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