Crane Accidents

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May, 2010 Archive

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Crane Collapse at School


Australia A crane has collapsed at a school in Sydney’s south-west this afternoon, injuring a construction worker. A Catholic Education Office spokesman confirmed the crane fell over on a building site next to St Catherine of Siena school on Dalmeny Drive, Prestons. No children were hurt, the spokesman said. Police Read More

Worker Dies in Crane Accident in Istanbul’s Tuzla Shipyards


Istanbul One worker died and another was injured Thursday in a work accident in Istanbul’s Tuzla shipyards, an area notorious for workplace fatalities, Anatolia news agency reported. One worker died and another was injured Thursday in a work accident in Istanbul’s Tuzla shipyards, an area infamous for workplace fatalities, Anatolia Read More

2 Killed When Truck Boom Hits Power Line


Auburn, Washington This is the 10th. AVOIDABLE incident reported to this site in 2010 in which power lines were involved. There were 40 incidents reported to this site in 2009, 59 in 2008, 47 in 2007, 36 in 2006, 38 in 2005, 41 in 2004, 60 in 2003, 33 in 2002 and Read More

Worker Fatally Crushed at NW Ind. Soap Factory


Hammond, Indiana State inspectors have checked a northwestern Indiana factory where a worker was killed in an industrial accident. Authorities say 61-year-old Steve Mangona of Kendallville suffered multiple crushing injuries that killed him Sunday at the Unilever soap factory in Hammond. United Steelworkers officials say Mangona was an electrician who Read More

Two Thrown From Lift Bucket


Canada Two men were reportedly thrown from the platform of a self propelled articulated boom lift they were working from, after it was clipped by a passing truck in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada yesterday. One of the men, aged 59, was seriously injured with broken bones, while his colleague, 39, escaped Read More

Toppled Crane Crushes Two Vehicles In Tamarac


Tamarac, Florida A crane accident in Tamarac left two vehicles crushed on Friday. The crane, owned by Action Crane Service, was being used to hoist an air conditioning unit to the roof of a 4-story condominium located at 7616 Trent Drive. It’s not known how the crane tipped over but Read More

Man Killed as Crane Collapses at the Port in Harwich


United Kingdom A man was killed and another seriously injured when a cradle carried by a crane collapsed at a port in Essex. Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene at Parkeston Quay in Harwich just before 0800 BST after reports that a crane had collapsed. The two Read More

Fallen Crane Slices Historic House (Lake Worth, Texas)

Crane Topples Onto Historic Building Texas 2010

Lake Worth, Texas A construction crane toppled over onto an historic building in Lake Worth on Thursday, slicing into its roof like a knife into a cake. Workers were building the Lake Worth Multipurpose Facility nearby when a gust of wind knocked the fully extended crane onto the house’s roof. Read More

Canadian Man Fatally Electrocuted While Operating a Crane


OTTAWA, CANADA A Brockville man is dead after the boom of a crane he was helping to operate touched a live electrical wire Wednesday, OPP Const. Mike Cholette said. Jamie Lascelle, 32, was working at about 1 p.m. with the rest of his crew at Jonas Street and Oakel Street Read More

Crane Falls Onto Falcon Ute

Crane Topples Onto Falcon Ute Australia 2010

Australia A HIRED crane toppled over and landed on the bonnet of a Falcon ute yesterday in North Rockhampton. The crane at construction company Cardno Bowler in Montgomerie Street crushed the front of the orange ute and was left on its side with the load still attached. Workplace Health and Read More

Crane Accident Closes Primary School


Britsh Virgin Islands At approximately 5:00 o’clock Thursday afternoon, a crane owned and operated by Kenneth Smith of Sea Cow’s Bay overturned while working on the steel frame section of the roof of the new St. George’s Primary School in Road Town causing extensive damage to the roof of the Read More

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