Crane Accidents

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2008 Archive

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Man Electrocuted in Geddes

12/18/08

New York A Village of Solvay Electric Department worker dies after being electrocuted in the Town of Geddes. Marc Mallaro, an electrician for the Town of Solvay Electric Department, was electrocuted with over 13,000 volts of electricity. Mallaro was working alone in a bucket atop a utility truck, when he Read More

Worker Injured in Crane Collapse

12/18/08

Houston, Texas  A crane collapse in southwest Houston sent one person to the hospital late Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at a building construction site on Wyndale near South Braeswood. The crane toppled over and fell on one worker and pinned him. He suffered a broken leg and was taken Read More

World Trade Center Construction Worker Injured by Crane

12/18/08

 New York The Port Authority tell us that the construction worker was not pinned by a collapsed crane, as previously reported: “A crane maintenance worker fell 3 feet off a crane while doing routine maintenance at 7 a.m. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Vincent’s as a precaution.” His Read More

Lucky Escape For Two Men Who Fell Six Meters After Crane Tipped Over

12/18/08

Australia TWO men had a lucky escape this morning after they fell nearly 6m to the ground after the cherry picker they were working in tipped over. The men, aged 36 and 50, were painting the outside of an apartment block in Church St, Richmond when the cherry picker tipped Read More

Worker Dies at India Commonweath Games Site

12/14/08

 New Delhi, India  A labourer working on a 2010 Commonwealth Games site in New Delhi died after part of a crane fell on him, dealing a new blow to the controversial project, police said on Monday. The man was reportedly working on the athletes’ village on the banks of the river Read More

Crane Collapses Into Lewisville Lake

12/10/08

Texas  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Topples; Four Cars Crushed

12/9/08

Williamsport, Pennsylvania More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Hits Trafic Sign

12/8/08

 Jacksonville, Florida Mayport Road is closed Monday morning near the intersection with state Road A1A after a crane hit an overhead sign. Police told Channel 4 that a truck-mounted crane traveling on Mayport Road with the crane boom up struck an overhead sign at Assisi Lane. Police said a passenger Read More

Wesfarmers Probe Incident at Queensland Mine

12/8/08

Queensland, Australia More information lost due to broken links.

Falling Crane Traps Operator

12/6/08
Falling Crane Traps Operator (1)

Merriwether, South Carolina A crane operator was severely injured when the Lorain crane he was operating toppled and left him pinned beneath the cab. The first call for EMS and Merriwether Fire Rescue came in around 5 pm Saturday from Haglar Systems at 890 Five Notch Road and the first Read More

Crane Crash Delays Dock Work

12/4/08

United Kingdom WORK to install new flood gates at Ipswich docks is on hold today after part of the crane due to fit them collapsed. The drama broke out on Saturday afternoon when the 800-tonne crane situated in the dock area, which was due to be used to erect the Read More

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