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October, 2009 Archive

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Lift Collapse Kills Twenty-Six


China  The collapse of two lift cages in a mine in central China has killed 26 men and injured five others. The accident occurred in Lengshuijiang city in Hunan province when the lift brakes failed, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Production at the mine, which includes tin ore, antimony Read More

Two Men Injured in Fall From Grain Silos in Lake Odessa


Lake Odessa, Michigan  State safety authorities were at a grain elevator today after two men were injured, one critically when he fell 120 feet after a crane basket he was inside collapsed. The 37-year-old Allegan man, working for Agri Equipment of Allegan, was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Read More

Operator Killed When Crane Falls Into Lake


Burnt Chimney, Virginia A crane operator has been killed after his machine fell off a barge into Smith Mountain Lake. Capt. Patrick Meeks of Franklin County’s Department of Public Safety says divers recovered the body of 54-year-old Roger Dale Goad of the community of Henry in about 60 feet of Read More

Another Accident Dogs DMRC

Another Accident Dogs DMRC

India  Another Delhi Metro mishap left 12 injured, two of them critically when two cranes overturned. The incident occurred at the site of the proposed metro station at Saket in south Delhi at 12.15 pm on Saturday. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), however, denied anybody was injured even though Read More

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Columbia, Missouri  A construction crane working on Booche’s restaurant toppled onto Niedermeyer Apartment Complex, located at Tenth and Cherry streets. The Friday morning incident caused structural damage, but there were no known injuries. Columbia Fire Department Capt. Eric Hartman said strong winds knocked the crane over as it was carrying Read More

Man Killed Contacting Power Line


Ontario, Canada Residents of a quiet New Sudbury neighbourhood were left shaken after an Evans Home Building Centre employee was killed in an industrial accident Wednesday. Brandie Lahti, 17, was at home when she heard a “bang” followed by a “poof sound.” She went outside to see what had happened. Read More

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