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Construction Crane Falls on Five-Story House in Yekaterinburg


Russia  A construction crane fell on a five-storey apartment house in Yekaterinburg on Monday. The press service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s main department for the Sverdlovsk region told Itar-Tass that the signal about the emergency came at 10:02, local time (08:02, Moscow time). “The crane fell on the Read More

Man Suffers Electrical Burns While Delivering Grain


Burns, Wisconsin  A male truck driver suffered electrical burns Friday afternoon after the boom on his truck hit a power line. The La Crosse County Sheriffs Department says the accident happened just after 3:30 Friday afternoon at W1334 Pierce Road in the Town of Burns. Deputies say a 52-year-old male Read More

2 SRS Workers Fired Over Dropping Uranium


Augusta, Georgia Savannah River Site officials have taken corrective actions — and fired two workers — after two incidents in H Canyon in which bundles of highly enriched uranium were dropped by a crane. According to a Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board report — dated Aug. 21 and made public Read More

Two Shocked During Crane Accident at Phoenix Construction Site

Two Shocked During Crane Accident at Phoenix Construction Site

Phoenix, Arizona Two men were burned after being shocked during a crane accident in Phoenix Wednesday night. The accident reportedly occurred at a construction site near 25th Avenue and Broadway Road. Captain Alex Rangel with the Phoenix Fire Department said the operator of a crane had a full load and Read More

Crane Cracks Man’s Foot

Crane Cracks Man

Australia  A GYMPIE industrial painter and blaster may not feel lucky this morning, but the industrial accident he suffered yesterday (Wednesday) could have been much worse. The man, an employee of Masters Engineering Contractors Pty Ltd, in Smith Street, was taken to Nambour Hospital yesterday after part of his foot was Read More

Crane Crash Injures One in Cohocton


New York The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating a crane collapse at the First Wind project in Cohocton following the Monday afternoon accident that hospitalized the crane’s operator. Wayland-based state police responded to the project at around 12:30 p.m. Monday at the site of Turbine No. Read More

Crane Collapses In Grafton


Grafton, Wisconsin A crane toppled over at the site of a new Aurora Medical Center near Interstate 43 at Highway 60 at 7:24 a.m. Monday. “Units responded along with fire and EMS. They found that a crane, which was moving a piece of Spancrete for the foyer area, had apparently Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Stone Masonry

Worker Crushed to Death at Stone Masonry

New Zealand The Motueka man who was crushed to death this morning when around one and a half tonnes of granite slabs fell on him has been named. He was 55-year-old local man Raymond Hibbs. The accident happened at Quaystone Ltd, a Motueka stonemasonry business, around 7.45am. Mr Hibbs and Read More

Construction Worker Killed When Wall Falls


Lake Charles, Louisiana  Officials say a construction worker died and one suffered serious injuries after a frame wall fell on them. Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office chief investigator Zeb Johnson said a 14-foot wall was being lifted into place on a Lake Charles construction site Tuesday when it fell on the Read More

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Crane Topples, Blocks Major Auckland Road


New Zealand A crane fell over on Tamaki Drive, one of Auckland’s main roads, during morning rush hour, trapping several people and putting one person in hospital. Fire Service spokesman Mel Barbara said the crane had toppled around 8am today opposite popular aquarium Kelly Tarltons. The Fire Service had been Read More

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