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2008 Archive

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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

Moving Boat Sends Jolt Through Kurnell

11/10/08

Australia  Power lines at Kurnell were damaged by a crane accident this afternoon. People at the scene said a crane was moving a boat on Prince Charles Parade when it touched overhead wires. An EnergyAustralia spokeswoman said engineers examined the damage and found that it was restricted to low voltage Read More

Fallen Crane Removed; SZR Scheduled to be Opened by 12.30pm

11/9/08

United Arab Emirates A senior police official said overloading was the probable cause of a crane collapsing on a gantry on Shaikh Zayed Road on Sunday morning. A mast of a crane belonging to a Dubai Metro contractor fell on a gantry at 4.30am on Sunday, throwing the morning rush Read More

Crane Tips Over in Statesboro

11/7/08
Crane Tips Over in Statesboro

Statesboro, Georgia A crane has tipped over on the westside of Statesboro near west Main Street and MLK. Crane operators were trying to lift a silo when both toppled over. Luckily, no was hurt. The crane and the silo both sustained damage. It’s unknown how long it will take to Read More

Crane Mishap Posed No Danger

11/6/08

Buffalo, New York An official of LP Ciminelli, managers for the Depew School District’s capital project, assured the Board of Education on Wednesday that “nobody was ever in danger” during a crane accident Monday at Cayuga Heights Elementary School. Greg Baker said, “We’re sorry it happened,” adding that a representative Read More

Crane Fall Victim in Critical Condition at Erlanger

11/5/08

Rome, Georgia  Johnny Studdards, who was a victim in a crane accident Tuesday while cleaning the First Baptist Church of Rome’s exterior on Fourth Avenue remains in critical condition at Erlanger Hospital this morning in the intensive care unit. Rome police reported that Studdards was 50 feet in the air Read More

Bay City Man Hospitalized In Crane Accident

11/4/08

Battle Creek, Michigan  A Bay City journeyman roofer with Stephenson & Sons Roofing, of Burton, was seriously injured Tuesday morning on a job site at Kraft Foods in Battle Creek. Martin Wrona, 43, was transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with serious head injuries. TV5 spoke with the foreman Read More

Roads Reopened after Crane Overturned

11/4/08
Roads Reopened after Crane Overturned

Montville, Connecticut  The westbound portion of Route 2A remains closed after a construction crane overturned on Route 2A west, directly behind Fort Shantok Road in Montville. Mohegan Sun Boulevard has reopened. Exiting casino patrons are being diverted onto Route 32, which connects with Interstate 395. Route 2A could reopen after Read More

Man Rescued From Rooftop After Being Pinned by Fallen Crane

10/31/08

Canada A man was taken to hospital after a dramatic rooftop rescue in downtown Lindsay Friday afternoon. The man, who is believed to have suffered serious injuries in the mishap, was pinned under a large hoist on the top of a building near Kent and York streets at about 1:20 Read More

Mobile Crane, Car Collide Killing One

10/31/08

Beltsville, Maryland Prince George’s County officials confirm that a three-vehicle crash has resulted in one fatality. Official say they were called to the scene at Edmontson Road and Armand Boyd Way in Beltsville around 6:00 a.m. According to police, a mobile crane was traveling southbound on Edmonston Road when the victim’s vehicle, Read More

Crane Overturns at Construction Site; Operator Leaves Scene

10/31/08
Crane Overturns at Construction Site; Operator Leaves Scene

Salisbury, North Carolina A crane operator took an unexpected spill Thursday while at a construction site on the Livingstone College campus. The operator, who was only identified as Jose, was lifting a boom to collect drywall when the uneven ground led to the crane turning over onto its side. “He Read More

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