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2009 Archive

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Dead Man Struck by Crane, Pinned by Building

11/6/09

Australia A MAN has been killed at an army training facility in north Queensland after he was struck by the arm of a crane. Police said the 47-year-old was working at the field training area in Hervey Range Road at High Range near Townsville when the accident occurred about 1.45pm Read More

Crane and Car Collide and Smash Into House

11/3/09
Crane & Car Collide Residential Home Smashed UK 2009

Rockingham, United Kingdom Emergency services were called to Rockingham on the A6003 this morning when a crane and car collided before smashing into a home. An air ambulance was called to the incident following the accident at 7.20am this morning. The driver of crane was released and taken by the Read More

3 Killed in Hydraulic Crane Crash

11/2/09

Raipur, India Three workers were killed and two others seriously injured when an enclosure of a hydraulic crane crashed at the under-construction Secretariat building in the New Capital City of Raipur. Police said the enclosure with seven labourers crashed down on the ground from a height of 50 feet yesterday Read More

Two Killed as Crane Topples Over in Arrecife

11/2/09
Crane Overextends and Collapses Spain 2009

Spain Two workers died at 8.45am this morning in Arrecife when their mobile crane fell over. The crane used for cleaning buildings was working on the Siglo XXI building in construction in Calle Caldera de Taburiente, overlooking Playa El Reducto, the platform was fully extended when it crashed to the Read More

FFs Rescue Powerline Workers After Mishap

10/26/09

 Atascadero, California More information lost due to broken links.

Man Injured in Crane Collapse

10/23/09
Man Injured in Crane Collapse

Canada  A man escapes with minor injuries after a large crane collapsed at a construction site in Thornhill. The crane came crashing down at a condominium site at Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue around 8:30am Friday. Emergency workers rushed to the scene after a witness called in the accident. The crane Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Accident in Verona

10/23/09

Verona, Pennsylvania A man was killed yesterday when he was struck by falling concrete in a construction accident at Longwood at Oakmont, an assisted living facility in Verona. An initial investigation suggests Yamil Gonzalez, 29, was working on the fourth floor of a structure when a crane lifting materials struck Read More

Boom Truck Snaps Power Lines, Poles

10/22/09

Bellevue, Iowa  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Truck Damages Gulick Overpass, Closes Part of H-1 Freeway

10/16/09

Hawaii  A large crane trucks hits the Gulick overpass, causing police to shutdown lanes on the H-1 Freeway. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. A large crane truck slammed into the Gulick overpass, taking a large chunk of concrete out, and creating a safety hazard below. Kawehi Kekauoha and his crew Read More

Crane Accident

10/13/09
Crane Accident

Maverick Junction, South Dakota A large crane, being used for work on the new bridge spanning the Cheyenne River along Hwy. 18/385 just south of Maverick Junction, tipped over last week on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Representatives with Heavy Constructors of Rapid City said no one was seriously hurt in the Read More

Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One

10/13/09
Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One (1)

Pennsylvania  In a dramatic lunchtime accident yesterday, a construction-lift operator harnessed to a 125-foot boom was inspecting a church for loose masonry when the lift suddenly toppled over, killing him and injuring three others in Center City. At 1:13 p.m. yesterday, witnesses said, the operator, Jimmy Wilson, 41, of Franklinville, Read More

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