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Deeside Worker Crushed in Paper Mill Accident


United Kingdom A MAN’S head and jaw were crushed in a horrific accident at a Deeside factory. The crane operator, in his 50s, was rushed to hospital with critical injuries from Shotton Paper Mill at about 4.30pm yesterday. Bosses said it was unclear exactly what happened, but it appeared a Read More

Bus and Crane Collision in Dubai Leaves Many Injured

Mobile Crane Smashes Bus Dubai 2009

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Dubai: The gruesome collision on the Mina Rashid Interchange on Tuesday could have been caused by one of the vehicles jumping a red signal, police said. The accident, which occured when a mobile crane hit a bus carrying 57 workers, left 22 people injured. Police said Read More

Man Dies in Crane Mishap in Maryland Heights


Maryland Heights, Missouri A construction worker was killed in a crane mishap this morning at the Edward Jones contruction site near Westport, police say. Police identified the victim as Steven Michael Lillicrap, 21, of the 5400 block of Edelweis Lane in south St. Louis County. Maryland Heights Police Sgt. William Read More

Coroner Says Crane Accident Kills International Paper Employee


Augusta, Georgia An International Paper wood yard employee was killed Monday morning when he was struck by a timber loading crane, Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said in a press release this morning. Bill Drake, 66, was struck by the metal cage of the crane while attempting to clear wood Read More

Bad Run Continues For Fire-damaged ‘The Good Guys’ as Crane Hits Roof

Mobile Crane Collapses Brighton Australia 2009

Brighton, Australia Brighton electrical store The Good Guys is having a run of really bad luck. First a $1m fire, now a toppled repair crane. On January 12 the Nepean Highway outlet was badly damaged by the blaze. Then this morning a large crane being used to repair the roof Read More

Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped

Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped

Houston, Texas Original Story (07/19/2008):  Four Killed in Crane Collapse The man at the helm of one of the world’s largest cranes when it flipped over backward and killed him and three other workers at a Houston refinery in July had never been in the machine’s cab before and was Read More

Worker Dies Two Weeks After Accident on the New Twin Spans Construction


New Orleans, Louisiana Original Story (12/23/2008) A worker who fell 30 feet into Lake Pontchartrain after an accident on the new Twin Spans under construction last month has died. Tilden Billiot, 65, a longtime Westwego resident, died late Tuesday, Robert S. Boh, president of Boh Bros. Construction Co., said Wednesday afternoon Read More

Construction Rigger In Crane Collapse Indicted On Homicide Charges


New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Nearly 10 months after a tower crane collapsed while it was being raised in Turtle Bay, prosecutors on Monday filed charges against William Rapetti and his company. Both face seven counts of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide Read More

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