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November, 2008 Archive

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Man Killed in Crane Accident

11/17/08

New Zealand  A crane operator was killed when he was struck by a flying bolt after a strop on the load he was moving broke at a Taranaki engineering firm yesterday morning. Roebuck Cranes employee Allan Robert Peacock, 38, was working in the yard of McCurdy Engineering on Devon Rd, Read More

One Dead, Three Hurt in Batangas Road Accident

11/16/08

Philippines  A crane truck traveling along Pinamucan Proper here went out of control, ran over and killed a woman waiting for a jeepney ride and injured three crewmen early Sunday morning, a police official said. Supt. Manuel Abu, Batangas City police chief, said Delia Ebreo, 42, died on the spot Read More

Crane Falls on Home

11/14/08

Center Point, Alabama 82-year old Center Point AL woman is knocked off her feet when a crane crashes through the roof of her home

Serious Industrial Accident At Peyton’s

11/14/08

Cleveland, Tennessee A man is in critical condition at Erlanger and co-workers say he was seriously hurt on the job. Phone calls came into our newsroom about an accident at Peyton’s Southeastern in Cleveland.We started checking on the accident and Peyton’s history. The shipping and receiving warehouse has a relatively Read More

Crane Operator Leaves Marco Without Power

11/13/08

Marco Island, Florida Marco Island lost power Thursday morning when a crane hit the main power line to the island Thursday morning. Power was restored within about 30 minutes. The entire island was effected. According to Fire Chef Mike Murphy, the main line to the island supplied by Lee County Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Steel Company

11/12/08

Calumet City, Illinois Authorities are investigating how a Calumet City man was crushed to death at work at a Chicago Heights steel company. Heladio Ramirez, 32, had been working as a steel bundler and loader at Highway Steel Inc. in the 200 block of Main Street, president Frank Corral said. Read More

Crane Falls From Semi, Blocks On-Ramp To I-24 At WK Parkway Westbound

11/11/08

Eddyville, Kentucky The on-ramp to I-24 at the Western Kentucky Parkway westbound is closed after a large crane fell off a semi and overturned there last night. Police and highway crews have set up a detour. They are routing traffic off the parkway at Exit 4 onto US 62 through Read More

Industrial Crane Damaged by Fire

11/10/08

Blue Ridge, Georgia A giant industrial crane was heavily damaged by fire last week as it was on its way to help erect a cellular telephone tower in southern Fannin County. The 80-ton, 160-foot boom crane, owned by Phoenix Crane Co. out of Atlanta, was traveling south in the 19000 Read More

Man Crushed to Death After Freak Wind Sends Crane Spinning

11/10/08

United Kingdom A man was crushed to death on a hospital building site when a freak guest of wind sent a crane spinning out of control. A source on the building site at Broomfield Hospital said masonry was being winched up on the top of one of the new buildings Read More

Crane Falls Over in Downtown Fort Myers

11/10/08

Fort Myers, Florida The crane truck that rolled over in downtown Fort Myers had its boom up while crossing the intersection of Monroe Street and Bay Street, according to the Fort Myers Police. The boom hit the traffic light and street sign pole on Bay Street, causing the truck to Read More

Metal Beams Fall From Uptown Construction Site

11/10/08

Charlotte, North Carolina A crane dropped several steel beams from a bundle near the top of an uptown building under construction, causing the beams to shatter at least six windows as they fell. The debris narrowly missed a school bus and seriously shook up the driver. The accident happened just Read More

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