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2009 Archive

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Man Killed When Crane Drops Load

03/25/09

Australia  ONE man is dead and four other railway workers are suffering serious injuries after a crane dropped a load of steel at a work site in the NSW Hunter Valley, police said. The workmen were upgrading a section of the coal rail line near Telarah, a suburb of Maitland, Read More

Man Injured When Crane Collapses on Him

03/20/09

Cleburne, Texas A man was injured Friday when the 60-foot crane he was operating fell on his cab at a Cleburne tire center. A Cleburne police spokeswoman says co-workers at T&W Tire Center on the southern edge of Cleburne managed to remove the man. He was airlifted to a Fort Read More

Man Pinned Under Fallen Crane at Broadbeach

03/18/09

Australia  A MAN was pinned under a crane today after it collapsed on the Gold Coast. The 35-year-old was trapped for about 45 minutes after the crane toppled about 7am (AEST) on the corner of Queensland Avenue and Surf Parade at Broadbeach. He has been taken to Gold Coast Hospital Read More

One Dead, Five Injured as Iron Rods Come Crashing Down From Crane

03/17/09

India  People travelling on Third Main Road in Ambattur (near the Telephone Exchange) had a harrowing experience on Monday evening when iron rods weighing about 50 tonnes came crashing down from an overhead crane, killing one person and injuring five. The crane was being used at the construction site of Read More

Two Receive Electric Shock In Tree Trimming Accident

03/14/09

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Two Sioux Falls men were taken to the hospital Saturday evening after receiving an electric shock from a power line. Sioux Falls police say the men were trimming trees at a building near 12th Street and Western Avenue when they were shocked by electricity. “They were in Read More

Delta Steel Mill Worker Died in Accident

03/14/09

Ft. Worth, Texas AP reported that a 56 year old worker was crushed to death when a 5 tonne 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 accident as Mr Read More

Police Say Young Fisherman Crushed by Crane

03/13/09

Australia Police say a man killed in an accident on a fishing vessel off southern Tasmania this morning was crushed to death when a crane fell on him. The 19 year old Huon Valley man was working for Huon Aquaculture on the fishing barge, the Perseverance, about 800 metres offshore Read More

I-985 Work Delayed Because of Crane Malfunction

03/12/09

Gainesville, Georgia Overnight work on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 has been delayed because of problems with a crane used to lift bridge beams. The boom on the crane collapsed during work overnight Wednesday, said Erica Fatima, the state Department of Transportation’s deputy press secretary. The operator was able Read More

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

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