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February, 2009 Archive

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Tree Service Worker Dies; Electrocution Likely


Gainesville, Florida A man delivering mulch for a Gainesville tree service was killed Saturday when a boom on his truck touched a power line, causing a fire in the cab, reported the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s identity has not been released. However, sheriff’s Lt. Steve Maynard said he Read More

Bridge Closed Following Equipment Accident

Bridge Closed Following Equipment Accident (1)

Natchez, Mississippi Traffic in the west bound lane of the Mississippi River bridge was closed for approximately four hours following an equipment accident on the bridge. The east-bound lanes were open for two-way traffic until approximately 4:15 p.m., when one of the west-bound lanes was cleared. The closure happened after Read More

Route 1 Crash Leaves Frederica Man Critical

Route 1 Crash Leaves Frederica Man Critical (1)

Odessa, Texas A 3-vehicle crash on Route 1 near Odessa Wednesday afternoon left a Frederica man critically injured. State Police say Michael Danatzko was driving southbound on Route 1 near Route 299 around 4 PM when a northbound crane truck crossed into the southbound lanes and hit Danatzko’s car and Read More

Man Seriously Injured When Crushed by a Crane in Mascoutah


Mascoutah, Illinois A contract worker was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when a crane collapsed on him, partially burying him in the dirt. The man, whose name was not released, was trapped underneath a construction crane about 2:30 p.m. at the end of West Union Street, in a field area on Read More

Crane Causes Fire on Interstate 20


Midland, Texas A crane operator is recovering after an accident that leaves a crane and about a quarter of an acre burned in Midland County. It happened around lunch-time in the median Interstate 20 just west of FM 1788. According to Midland firefighters, workers were trying to load the crane Read More

Crane collapses at OU Medical Center; No One Injured


Oklahoma A crane being used for construction at OU Medical Center collapsed Tuesday but caused no injuries, authorities said. About 7:45 a.m., the tip of a crane stationed east of Lincoln Boulevard at Stanton Young Boulevard broke and collapsed, said fire Battalion Chief Tommy Iago. Workers wrer using the crane to set Read More

Crane Collapse Damages Two Buildings


Heidelberg, Germany Police say a crane has collapsed onto two residential buildings in the southern German city of Heidelberg. A police statement says no one was injured when the 165-foot-tall (50-meter), 110-ton building crane fell on Monday. It was not in use at the time, and the cause was unknown. Read More

Worker Electrocuted While Fixing Power Line


Sri Lanka A worker at a private sector company in Pitakotte that had undertaken a contract to install a power line across Indigaha Ferry Road Panadura was electrocuted when the high-tension power line he was working on came into contact with a lamp post. The victim, Padmasiri Amaratunga (47), was Read More

Fallen Crane Part Causes Traffic Jam Along EDSA


Manila, Philippines  A part of a crane fell on electrical wires, causing heavy traffic along a stretch of EDSA at the boundary of Quezon City and Caloocan City Saturday afternoon, a radio report said. Interviewed over dzBB radio, Darius Reyes of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advised motorists to Read More

Man Rescued From Crane


United Kingdom A HIGH rise rescue unfolded in Chelmsford on Friday when a man became trapped 20 metres up in a crane. Urban search and rescue teams and three fire crews from Chelmsford were called to the scene in Roxwell Road shortly after 12.30pm. Assistant divisional officer Terry Povey, the Read More

Lineman Electrocuted


Houston, Texas  There was no more information due to broken links.

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