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April, 2008 Archive

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Crane Explosion Disrupts I-55 Traffic in Southern DeSoto County

04/17/08

Tennessee A large crane caught fire and exploded during an accident on I-55 in southern DeSoto County Thursday, disrupting northbound traffic. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the crane was being transported north on the interstate when the incident occurred. Northbound traffic on I-55 has been temporarily narrowed to one lane.  Earlier in Read More

Mayor’s Employee Electrocuted

04/16/08

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia An employee of the Saipan Mayor’s Office died after being electrocuted yesterday morning when a boom truck he was operating touched a high voltage primary line behind the Santa Soledad Church in Kagman. Jeffrey Nakatsukasa Maratita, 37, fell to the ground as the boom truck Read More

Crane Topples on to Framework of House

04/15/08
Crane Topples on to Framework of House

New Zealand A crane toppled and smashed through the framework of a house under construction in a Stoke subdivision Monday afternoon, landing about two metres from the house next door. The crane, owned by Smith Crane and Construction, was left with a severe lean and its cab metres in the Read More

Crane Arm Falls on to Road

04/15/08

Australia A CONSTRUCTION crane arm fell onto a gantry above a pedestrian walkway and then smashed onto an open road lane in Brisbane’s central business district today. At about 7.30am, the crane was lifting when its arm fell and hit a gantry above a pedestrian walkway. Amazingly, no-one was hurt. Read More

Crane Damages Pylon on Pitt River Bridge

04/14/08

Canada  Workers building the Pitt River Bridge are assessing the damage after a crane operator sliced through a cable holding up a support pylon Monday morning. One of the pylons on the bridge is leaning slightly, though officials say there’s no danger to workers or the public, said Tamara Little, Read More

Crane Blaze at Dragon LNG

04/13/08

United Kingdom Two fire appliances from Milford Haven were called out to a fire at the Dragon LNG site in Waterston this afternoon. Crews rushed to the scene when the engine department of a crane caught fire at around 3.15pm today. One hose reel jet was used together with two Read More

Fallen Power Pole Kills Contract Utility Worker

04/13/08

Hurst, Texas More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Tip

04/12/08

Parry Sound, Canada

Crane Drops Part Of 10th Story Roof In Lauderhill

04/12/08

Lauderhill, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Flips Over in Works Drama

04/11/08

United Kingdom More information lost due to broken links.

Falling construction crane causes three-hour blackout in Philippine capital

04/11/08

Manila, Philippines More information lost due to broken links.

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