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2009 Archive

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Collision With A Crane’s Hook Injures Driver

10/12/09
Collision With A Crane

Tulsa, Oklahoma One person was injured after a crane’s hook damaged a car in a crash at 61st and Harvard Monday morning. Tulsa Police say an eastbound Honda collided with a southbound Toyota in the middle of the intersection. The impact caused the Honda to drive head-on into a mobile crane waiting to Read More

N.J. Man Killed in Philadelphia Crane Accident

10/12/09
Crane Accident - Flips and Drops Worker to His Death Philadelphia 2009

Philadelphia A tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building today, killing a New Jersey construction worker who fell 125 feet. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof. He Read More

Police Hunting ‘Dumb’ Runaway Crane Driver

10/9/09

Australia  POLICE are hunting a crane driver who did a runner after knocking down power lines on a busy road. Security camera footage, which can also be viewed on You Tube under “World’s Dumbest Crane Driver”, shows the white crane cruising at slow speed along Brisbane Road, Redbank, about 6.30pm Read More

Trucker Dies After Being Struck by Crane at SC Port

10/9/09

Charleston, South Carolina  A truck driver preparing to leave the Port of Charleston was fatally struck by a crane Wednesday. A truck driver had exited his truck after being loaded with a container before reportedly being struck by a rubber-tired gantry-crane. The Post and Courier newspaper reported that Calvin Jacobs, 64, died Read More

Lift Collapse Kills Twenty-Six

10/9/09

China  The collapse of two lift cages in a mine in central China has killed 26 men and injured five others. The accident occurred in Lengshuijiang city in Hunan province when the lift brakes failed, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Production at the mine, which includes tin ore, antimony Read More

Two Men Injured in Fall From Grain Silos in Lake Odessa

10/8/09

Lake Odessa, Michigan  State safety authorities were at a grain elevator today after two men were injured, one critically when he fell 120 feet after a crane basket he was inside collapsed. The 37-year-old Allegan man, working for Agri Equipment of Allegan, was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Read More

Operator Killed When Crane Falls Into Lake

10/5/09

Burnt Chimney, Virginia A crane operator has been killed after his machine fell off a barge into Smith Mountain Lake. Capt. Patrick Meeks of Franklin County’s Department of Public Safety says divers recovered the body of 54-year-old Roger Dale Goad of the community of Henry in about 60 feet of Read More

Another Accident Dogs DMRC

10/4/09
Another Accident Dogs DMRC

India  Another Delhi Metro mishap left 12 injured, two of them critically when two cranes overturned. The incident occurred at the site of the proposed metro station at Saket in south Delhi at 12.15 pm on Saturday. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), however, denied anybody was injured even though Read More

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

10/2/09
Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Columbia, Missouri  A construction crane working on Booche’s restaurant toppled onto Niedermeyer Apartment Complex, located at Tenth and Cherry streets. The Friday morning incident caused structural damage, but there were no known injuries. Columbia Fire Department Capt. Eric Hartman said strong winds knocked the crane over as it was carrying Read More

Man Killed Contacting Power Line

10/1/09

Ontario, Canada Residents of a quiet New Sudbury neighbourhood were left shaken after an Evans Home Building Centre employee was killed in an industrial accident Wednesday. Brandie Lahti, 17, was at home when she heard a “bang” followed by a “poof sound.” She went outside to see what had happened. Read More

Crane Left Dangling Over Bow Building Site

09/29/09
Crane Left Dangling Over Bow Building Site

Canada  Alberta officials are investigating another incident at a downtown Calgary construction site, this time involving the failure of a small crane. The mobile crane, which was roped to the Bow building, fell off the third storey on Saturday, smashed into some windows and was left dangling over the construction Read More

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