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November, 2009 Archive

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Crane Falls; Injures Worker

Crane Falls Gloucester Virginia 2009

Gloucester, Virginia A construction worker was taken away on a stretcher by the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad on Friday when a crane at the former Pelican Cove Restaurant collapsed on the addition he was working on. Renee Edwards, who was in her office at Morgan and Edwards Real Estate on Read More

Swiss Crane Dismantle Finds Stabilty Limit

Crane Dismantle Accident Switzerland 2009

Basel, Switzerland A Wolff tower crane jib, apparently being dismantled, was dropped due to stability problems with the mobile crane. The Tower crane jib will be a total loss, as well as the mobile crane boom and luffing jib. One woman was injured. It sounds as if she was in Read More

Worker Dies in Accident at Mine Site


Hazard, Kentucky State officials say a crane accident at a mining site in southeastern Kentucky has fatally wounded a worker. A state official says the worker was struck by a crane arm at around 6 p.m. EST Monday at a site owned by Perry County Coal Corp. Ricki Gardenhire, a Read More

Crane Goes Over in Naples

Crane Tips in Naples Italy 2009

Naples, Italy A mobile crane tipped over in the centre of Naples, Italy, yesterday. We understand that no one was injured. The operator was initially stuck inside the cab, but was able to climb out unharmed. It is far from clear what caused the accident although first reports coming in Read More

Crane Collapse in Milan

Large Mobile Crane Collapses in Milan 2009

Milan A large mobile crane collapsed in central Milan on Saturday thankfully there were no injuries.   The crane, believed to be a 500 tonne Krupp KMK 8500, (The design was a modified Gottwald AMK – the company was acquired by Krupp in 1988 this unit is possibly a 1989 Read More

Piling Pins Woman at WA Naval Base


Bremerton, Washington A Naval Base Kitsap spokesman says a concrete piling fell and seriously injured a 24-year-old woman at the Bremerton, Wash., base. Spokesman Tom Danaher said the accident occurred Monday as a crane and crews were moving the pilings. One piling shifted, fell and pinned the unidentified woman. She Read More

Crane Topples, Knocks Out Power to Thousands


Kailua, Hawaii 2 Escape Injury After Construction Crane Falls A construction crane toppled over in Kailua nearly crushing two women in a jeep. The crash took out a major power line, plunging thousands of homes and drivers into darkness in the Maunawili and Olomana area. It happened on Auloa Road, Read More

Man Critical After Industrial Accident at Pennant Hills


Australia A man is in a critical but stable condition following a major accident on a construction site in Pennant Hills. The accident accourred just after 9am on Wednesday. The man sustained fractures to his right leg and ankle, lacerations to the head and serious internal injuries. It is believed Read More

2 Vici Men Die After Oil Rig Accident Involving Crane


Elk City, Oklahoma An oil rig accident involving a crane has killed two Vici men who worked for an Oklahoma City-based company. Kathy Willingham, the human resources director for Cactus Drilling Co., says Randy Baumann died at the scene of the accident in Elk City about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read More

Two Critically Injured After Crane Collapses

Crane Crashes on Building in Houma Louisiana 2009 (3)

Houma, Louisiana A crane collapse this afternoon at a Houma business left a 30-year-old worker dead and another in critical condition, according to the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office. Heath Perkins, of Montegut, was pronounced dead at 2:44 p.m. at Leonard Chabert Medical Center. He was working inside the welding shop at Read More

Crane Smashes Through Santa Rosa House

Mobile Crane Smashes Home Santa Rosa California 2009

Santa Rosa, California Efforts got underway early Tuesday to ready for the removal of a toppled crane that smashed through the top of a northwest Santa Rosa home Monday afternoon. City, state and crane company officials were gathering to plan and oversee the effort, which was expected to take much Read More

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