Crane Accidents

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February, 2009 Archive

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Palm Beach Gardens Construction Accident Shocks


Palm Beach Gardens, Florida A construction worker was shocked and seriously injured at the Seacoast Utility Authority this morning when a crane lowering him into a well struck an electrical wire, a Palm Beach Gardens Fire-Rescue spokesman said. The worker was being flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center by Trauma Read More

Man Freed From Under 100-Tonne Crane


Australia Emergency crews have freed a seriously injured man who was trapped by a 100-tonne crane at Tamworth. The 31-year-old engineering company employee suffered significant pelvic and leg injuries when he was run over and trapped beneath the mobile crane, police said. “Police at the scene have been told the Read More

Toppled Crane on Penang Bridge Causes Ugly Snarl

Crane Collapse Penang Bridge Malaysia 2009

Penang, Malaysia A crane used for the Penang Bridge widening project toppled over near the mid-span of the bridge early yesterday causing a massive jam. The chaos on the Jelutong Expressway on the island and Bayan Lepas Coastal Road lasted from the morning rush hour to about noon. A Penang Read More

Crane Topples, Knocking Out Electricity in Lima


Lima, Ohio A telescoping boom crane that was moving scaffolding behind a Bellefontaine Road hotel toppled Monday, downing a high-tension electric line and killing the power for nearly 3,000 people. Lima Police Sgt. Ron Meister said the man operating the crane was uninjured in the accident.

Girl, 9, Fighting for Life After She Was Crushed by JCB


United Kingdom A nine-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being crushed by the crane of a JCB. Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident in Eastwood Lane, Eastwood, Todmorden. The little girl suffered serious injuries and is being cared for at Manchester Children’s Hospital. It happened on Read More

Lucky Escape as Crane Topples Over


Malta A workman and a Dominican sister had a lucky escape when a tower crane toppled over and damaged a wall forming part of the Dominican sisters’ convent in Safi this morning. “It was a miracle that no one was injured,” one of the sisters said. She explained that the Read More

Worker Injured in Industrial Accident


Milwaukee, Wisconsin A subcontractor working on a sewer line near 3rd and Burnham was injured when a slab of concrete fell on his leg. He has been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. “He was cutting some concrete, removing an old sewer line to make way for a Read More

Firefighters Make Dramatic Rescue


United Arab Emerates Emergency workers risked their lives in a daring rescue yesterday when they walked along the arm of a burning crane 16 floors up to reach the operator, trapped while trying to escape. The Indian worker was forced to climb out of the cabin of his crane and Read More

Side Loading Destroys Crane

Liebherr LTR 1100 telescopic crawler crane collapsed 2009

Queensland, Australia The boom of a 100 tonne Liebherr LTR 1100 telescopic crawler crane collapsed on Monday while working on a concrete tilt-up job in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The crane owned by Master Projects was reported to be working out of level and the boom subjected to serious side loads. Read More

Two Men Hurt in Lorry Crash


United Kingdom A 22-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after the lorry he was travelling in crashed into a railway bridge in the Black Country. The man was airlifted to hospital after the crane section of the skip lorry hit the top of the bridge on Hurst Read More

Utilities Worker Electrocuted


Ocala, Florida A utilities worker was electrocuted while working on some power lines in the 4400 block of Northeast Jacksonville Road Tuesday night. A fire rescue spokesperson said the 30-year-old man was working from a bucket truck when he contacted the power lines. A sheriff’s official said the man was Read More

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