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2008 Archive

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Coopersville Man Electrocuted

09/23/08

Wright Township, Michigan A Coopersville man was electrocuted Tuesday morning after the boom on his construction truck came in contact with some power lines, authorities said. According to Lt. Mike Brookhouse of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Scott David Maxwell, 44, was attempting to pull the truck used to carry Read More

Crane Malfunction Cause of Carol Stream Man’s Death in Campton Hills

09/22/08

Campton Hills, Illinois A Carol Stream man killed Friday while trimming trees in Campton Hills died when the crane he was operating malfunctioned and fell on him, authorities said today. Because of the equipment’s instability, Jeffrey MacNeal Gring, 54, remained trapped for nearly eight hours before rescue officials could safely Read More

Worker Falls Off Crane

09/22/08

United Arab Emirates An Indian labourer was seriously injured on Sunday after he fell from a giant crane at one of the ports. A senior officer at the Civil Defence Department said the 43-year-old labourer, identified as D.T., has been hospitalised. The officer noted that injuries to labourers have risen Read More

Crane Collapses at Falls Airport

09/20/08

Canada A crane collapsed and fell onto the steel structure of the new Niagara Falls International Airport passenger terminal Friday. Lee Weitz, an official of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Aviation Division, said the crane fell onto a vestibule of the terminal framework at about 2:15 p. m. It happened Read More

Worker Critically Hurt in Pasco Construction Site Fall

09/19/08

Trinity, Florida A steelworker was critically injured Thursday after falling 30 feet onto a concrete slab while installing a roof truss at a church being built on Little Road, authorities said. The man’s name was not released. He was in critical condition with head injuries when he was flown to Read More

Crane Worker Crushed to Death at North Queensland Site

09/19/08
Crane Worker Crushed to Death at North Queensland Site (1)

Australia Roger Blanch, 55, is believed to have died instantly on being hit by a crane’s pole-driving equipment, which came loose when the crane was crushed by a cement pylon. His son, the crane operator, was still fighting for his life in Cairns Base Hospital last night. A Queensland Health Read More

Local Man Killed in Crane Accident

09/19/08

Mankato, Minnesota More information lost due to broken links.

Painter Injured After Crane Tips Over

09/18/08
Painter Injured After Crane Tips Over

Staunton, Virginia A painting contractor is recovering from a two-story fall after his crane toppled over in Staunton. The accident happened around 8 a.m. Thursday at 507 West Beverley Street. An employee of Buck’s Painting Company was using the crane to reach the second floor of the house, but a wheel reportedly Read More

Man Injured as Dublin Crane Collapses

09/18/08

Ireland  A man was injured when a crane collapsed on a building site at the Point Village in Dublin this morning. The man’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Two other men were taken to hospital and treated for shock. The Health and Safety Authority has launched an Read More

Workers Killed in Medgaz Accident

09/17/08

Maritime Incident Three workers have been killed, four badly injured and one other is missing after an accident during the construction of an undersea gas platform between Spain and Algeria, the Medgaz consortium said on Wednesday. The accident occurred in international waters after a crane on the Saipem 7000 platform Read More

Tractor Trailer Towing Crane Crashes, Injures One

09/17/08
Tractor Trailer Towing Crane Crashes, Injures One

Southwest Miami-Dade, Florida A truck driver is hospitalized after his truck carrying a crane veered off a highway and ended up on a homeowner’s property. The tractor trailer towing the crane skidded off Florida’s Turnpike by the Southwest 88th Street exit and right into a person’s backyard. The crane smashed Read More

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