Crane Accidents

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September, 2009 Archive

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Crane Topples, Blocks Major Auckland Road


New Zealand A crane fell over on Tamaki Drive, one of Auckland’s main roads, during morning rush hour, trapping several people and putting one person in hospital. Fire Service spokesman Mel Barbara said the crane had toppled around 8am today opposite popular aquarium Kelly Tarltons. The Fire Service had been Read More

Worker Shocked by Power Line Remains in ICU


Arkansas  The 26-year-old construction worker shocked while working on a local church roof Thursday remained in intensive care at Washington Regional Medical Center on Friday evening. The victim and a coworker from TLC Construction were elevated in a bucket lift on the east side of Trinity United Methodist Church, 1021 Read More

Bucksport Man Dies in Construction Accident


Georgetown, South Carolina A man was killed in a construction accident at a new boat landing in Georgetown Thursday afternoon. Thomas Grainger, 43, of Bucksport was killed when part of a crane boom he was disassembling fell and crushed him, said Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson. The accident happened at Read More

Construction Crane Overturns in Fort Lauderdale

Construction Crane Overturns in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Construction crews were working Thursday night to upright a crane that toppled during work on the Swing bridge on Southwest 11th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning. Photographer Inge van Rosmalen captured the scene on the downtown street, also known as Palm Avenue, which connects Sailboat Bend and Riverside Park. Read More

Arson Suspected in $1.6m Crane Fire


Australia  A FIRE which caused $1.6 million damage to a crane overnight is believed to have been deliberately lit, police say. Firefighters and police arrived at to Landsdale industrial site at about 11.30pm to find the crane well ablaze. The fire caused extensive damage to the crane’s engine and cab. Read More

Crane Crash Traps Operator, Sends Two to Hospital


Lorain, Ohio Wayne Balko will never forget the sound of the cries for help from his older brother, Ken Balko, as he lay trapped in the twisted wreckage of a cherry-picker crane. In what is being hailed as a miraculous rescue, A-1 Welding & Fabricating President Ken Balko was freed Read More

Woman Killed on Ridge Road Tuesday Morning

Woman Killed on Ridge Road Tuesday Morning (1)

California  The first day of September took a tragic turn for one local family after an early morning collision left a Pine Grove woman dead. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 7 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge and Climax roads, when a 1998 Dodge Intrepid Read More

Pasco Worker in Fair Condition After Lightning Strikes Crane


Zephyrhills, Florida A worker injured when lightning struck the crane he was in Monday is in fair condition at St. Joseph’s Hospital, a spokeswoman said. William Tumlin was working in the cab of a 130-foot crane near Zephyrhills at a lime rock mining operation when lightning hit the crane about Read More

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