Manteo, North Carolina Two Wayne County men died Tuesday afternoon when a 3,000-pound metal sheet fell from a crane and crushed them at a construction site in Manteo, an official says. Tim Bissette, 41, of Pikeville and Rene Perez, 33, of Seven Springs.
Building Boom, Cheap Labor Leads to Surge in Laborer Deaths Construction has increasingly become a deadly business — especially in New York, where laborers routinely dangle from skyscrapers, all part of a building boom that has defied the national slowdown. Just this week, high-rise scaffolding covered in heavy concrete collapsed Read More
Snoqualmie, Washington A construction crane collapsed at the construction site of a new casino on Monday morning. The crane collapsed on top of a steel truck around 10:30 a.m. at the site approximately 8 miles east of Issaquah. There have been reports of only minor injuries at the scene, but Read More
San Francisco, California A crane with a worker aboard fell off Pier 70 in San Francisco today, spilling a small amount of oil into the water, authorities said. The unidentified man was not hurt, fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. The 100-ton crane, owned by BAE Systems, was on a sliding Read More