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Father of Two Children Electrocuted


Sri Lanka A 44-year-old father of two, who was an electrician by profession, died after being electrocuted. The victim of the fatal accident was M. Lakshman Wijeratne of Rathambale,Millatte, who was supplying an electricity connection to a house on Radawana road, Mandawela at the time.According to witnesses the cause of Read More

Man Electrocuted in Deerfield Beach

Man Electrocuted Florida 2009

Deerfield Beach, Florida A man was electrocuted in Deerfield Beach as he stood on a cherry picker, on Sunday afternoon. Alex Ferradas, 38, owned a pressure cleaning company. He was with another employee when his cherry picker came in contact with a power line. That contact turned out to be Read More

Driver Injured in Crane Accident

Crane Collapse Australia 2009

Australia A Kalgoorlie man is being flown to a Perth hospital for treatment to injuries he sustained when a 50 tonne crane he was operating tipped over today. The man’s hand was injured in the accident, which occurred shortly before noon at the CPC Engineering firm in West Kalgoorlie. A Read More

Zion Hospital Escapes Effects of Nearby Fire


Chicago, Illinois The Zion Fire Department quickly knocked down a fire in a crane engine at the Midwestern Regional Medical Center today, sparing the hospital from any danger, authorities said. Firefighters were worried the smoke would enter the hospital on Emmaus Avenue between 26th Street and Shiloh Boulevard but crews acted quickly Read More

Fallen Crane at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Roundabout Building Site


United Kingdom The north side of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge roundabout was closed to traffic following a fallen crane on the building site. As a precaution emergency vehicles were called shortly before 9pm on Thursday night. York Road was closed southbound as well as Westminster Bridge Road. Long queues of traffic Read More

Crane Falls on Car

Boom Smashes Car Salt Lake Hawaii

Salt Lake, Hawaii A parked car was in the path of a large crane that came crashing down in Salt Lake Wednesday morning. Luckily no one was inside the vehicle when the crane tipped over, crushing the front end of the vehicle. Crews at the City and County pumping station Read More

Crane Falls on Auto, Injures 4 Year Old


Mumbai, India A crane being used to offload construction material at a site in Goregaon (W) toppled and fell on an autorickshaw, injuring a four-year-old boy on Tuesday evening. The child, Mohammad Rahil Shaikh, was on his way back home from school with three other children when the incident occurred. Read More

Utility Worker Electrocuted by Power Line


Macedonia, South Carolina A South Carolina electric utility worker has died after he was electrocuted while working on a power line. Multiple media outlets reported that 25-year-old Jeremy Thomas of Moncks Coroner was electrocuted late Tuesday morning while working on a high-voltage power line near Macedonia. Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Salisbury says the Read More

Another Worker Killed at Delhi Metro Site


New Delhi, India A labourer was crushed to death when a steel beam fell on him at a Delhi Metro construction site in west Delhi Wednesday after six people were killed in two accidents at Metro sites in the last 10 days. Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan, however, maintained that Read More

Crane Falls at Manufacturing Plant Shaw Pipe

Crane Falls Regina Canada 2009

Regina, Canada A crane mishap created a potentially dangerous situation, but caused no injuries or damage at a manufacturing plant on the northern edge of Regina. Jennifer Fabian, director of Safety Services for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), said the incident occurred at Shaw Pipe at around 11:45 a.m. Monday. Read More

Madonna Concert Set Crane Collapse Kills 2 Workers


Marseilles, France Construction on Madonna’s set for an upcoming tour date in Marseilles, France left two workers dead and several others seriously injured. The tragic construction accident occurred at the Stade Velodrome on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 5:15 p.m. France time, according to CNN. The workplace accident occurred when Read More

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