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March, 2009 Archive

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Worker Crushed by Five Ton Piece of Steel

03/12/09

Fort Worth, Texas Police say a 56-year-old worker was crushed to death when a five-ton piece of steel fell from a crane he was operating at a Fort Worth steel mill. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man killed in the Wednesday morning accident as Johnny Little of Read More

Young Dad Dies in Building Site Crane Collapse

03/12/09
Young dad dies in building site crane collapse(1)

United Kingdom A young father was killed when a five-tonne crane collapsed on him at a building site. Carpenter Craig Page, of Caledonian Road, Islington, was working when the crane tipped over and crushed him under its jib. The 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene in Denning Road, Hampstead, Read More

Big Wave May Have Knocked Over Harbour Crane

03/11/09

South Africa A large construction crane being used to reinforce the South Pier sea defences of Durban Harbour was just one of the casualties of the unusually high waves that battered the KwaZulu-Natal coast at the weekend – two years since the monster waves of March 2007. The crane is Read More

Gantry Collapse Kills Man

03/11/09

Australia A RETIRED rugby league player plummeted to his death and another man was left hanging in midair after a gantry they were working on collapsed in Sydney’s east yesterday. The pair were doing maintenance on the four-storey Maroubra Seals Sports and Community Club building on Marine Parade, Maroubra, just Read More

Crane Accident in Chester

03/9/09

Chester, Connecticut More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident Takes Life of a Total Contract Worker

03/8/09

Port Arthur, Texas KBMT 12 News ABC/NBC has learned a contract worker at Total Petrochemical in Port Arthur died on Sunday, March 8, 2009 from injuries he suffered during a crane accident. Pat Avery with Total told KBMT the worker was injured at a construction site adjacent to the refinery Read More

Crane Falls in Construction Site, Two Workers Crushed

03/8/09
Crane Falls in Construction Site, Two Workers Crushed

Malaysia Two construction workers, both foreigners, were killed after a crane carrying building materials fell on them when its cable suddenly snapped. The incident occurred at 2.30pm at a construction site for a 38-storey office building at Jalan Bangsar Utama, here today. The crane’s cable was said to have snapped Read More

Crane Tips Over During Dredging

03/6/09
Crane Tips Over During Dredging

A crane tipped over, spilling hazardous material into the sand near the mouth of the Santa Ana River this morning. The crane spilled hydraulic fluid and possibly diesel fuel into the sand, halting a dredging project south of Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. The equipment was being used in an Read More

Crane Hits Power Lines in Somis

03/6/09

Somis, Oregon A construction crane fell on electrical power lines in Somis on Thursday afternoon, causing the lines to spark as well as a brief electrical outage. The accident happened at 2:59 p.m. along the 5400 block of Santa Clara Avenue, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Both county Read More

Crane Topples Over, Damages 2010 Stadium

03/6/09

Durban, South Africa  A mobile crane toppled over and damaged a concrete stand at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Nobody was injured in the incident on Thursday but some of the concrete was cracked and will have to be repaired. The arm landed along the length of the stand Read More

Two Glendale Men Killed After Truck Hits Crane Near Willcox

03/5/09

Willcox, Arizona On March 5, at about 11:26 a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred on Interstate10, 12 miles west of Willcox, Arizona. Seth Baker, 25, of Glendale, Arizona died at the scene when the 14 foot Penske box truck he was driving collided with a crane. Also deceased was his passenger Benny Read More

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