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40-Ton Crane Burns After Contacting Power Line

40-Ton Crane Burns After Contacting Power Line

Sauk City, Wisconsin A 40-ton crane was severely damaged Dec. 3 after it hooked a 7,200-volt power line and caught fire at United Cooperative’s grain facility west of Sauk City. Sauk City interim fire chief Doug Breunig said the crane operator was moving the machine when the crane’s ball swung Read More

Another Mishap at Metro Site as Crane Overturns


New Delhi, India In what could have resulted in another major tragedy, a crane working at an under-construction Delhi Metro site at INA lost balance and overturned on Friday morning. Fortunately, the giant crane fell inside the Metro barricades and no one was injured in the incident. Since the barricades Read More

Idaho Man Killed in Industrial Accident


Port of Whitman County, Washington An Idaho man was killed in an industrial accident at the Port of Whitman County this morning. Steven H. Woods, 46, of Culdesac, was helping to unload a 46,000-pound section of a crane from a trailer at about 10:15 a.m. when the lifting straps broke Read More

Violence Erupts at Shipyard After Crane Kills Worker


India Violence erupted at the ABG Shipyard Company at Magdalla in Surat after a worker was killed by a speeding hydraulic crane in the company premises on Tuesday afternoon. The police said Sukh Narayan (25) was leaving for lunch when the incident occurred. The news spread like wildfire and around Read More

Worker OK Following Wind Farm Accident


Iowa  A wind farm worker is okay following a crane accident Sunday morning. A Winnebago County Sheriff’s report confirms Billy Cody was trapped in a crane at the construction site located between Forest City and Thompson. Rescue crews were summoned shortly after 8 a..m. A crane had tipped and Cody Read More

Crane Knocks Power Out on Town Square


 Jackson Hole, Wyoming  A crane hit a power line Saturday in downtown Jackson, knocking out power on the Town Square and the surrounding area during the busy noon hour. The outage occurred about 10:30 a.m. when a crane working on a redevelopment project at the corner of Pearl Avenue and Read More

Worker Taken to Hospital After Construction Accident


Lynchburg, Virginia A Roanoke man had to be airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital around 10:30 a.m. Monday after a construction accident near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Calohan Road west of Rustburg. Joseph Woods, an employee of J&J Paving, was working at a Bojangles restaurant under construction across the street from the Foster Fuels building, Read More

Marina Accident Injures Crane Operator


Avalon Manor, New Jersey On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Middle Township Police Department responded to Avalon Pointe Marina for a fall victim. Officers arrived and discovered that a crane while attempting to load on a barge, fell into the bay and ejected the driver off the crane. The driver of Read More

Accident Halts Causeway Traffic


 Galveston, Texas  Traffic on the Galveston Causeway was shut down for about an hour on Thursday night after a crane snapped a power line. The line then struck a Galveston Police Department motorcycle officer. Capt. Henry Poretto said construction crews were in the unopened lanes of the northbound causeway moving Read More

Crane Operator Killed in Greenwood Village


Greenwood Village, Colorado A worker was killed in Greenwood Village this morning when the crane he was operating ran off the road. The first call came in about 9:37 p.m., said Andy Lyons of South Metro Fire Rescue. The accident happened at the corner of East Green Oaks Drive and Read More

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill After Crane Tumbles into River


Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill on the Kinnickinnic River that happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. Monday near Skipper Buds Marina. A crane that was attempting to lift a yacht out of the water tumbled into the river and a portion of its fuel contents Read More

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