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June, 2010 Archive

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Crane Slides off Road in Tuesday Morning Incident

Crane Slides Off Road Virginia 2010

Virginia A southbound mobile crane landed on its side Tuesday morning on Carrico Mills Lane around 10:45 a.m. The wreck happened near the intersection of Milky Way where the driver slid off the road and was unable to remain upright. Virginia State Trooper J.A. Taylor responded to the scene, but no charges Read More

Crane falls, blocks Highway 25/70

Crane Calls Alongside Highway Tennessee 2010

Newport, Tennessee A 30-foot tall crane used by the Simpson Construction Company on a construction site alongside East Highway 25/70, about five miles east of downtown Newport, tipped over onto its side on Friday and blocked traffic in both directions for about 90 minutes. The crane’s operator, Jim Vance, 35, Read More

Worker Hurt in Crane Incident

Crane Topples and Strikes Worker Massachusetts 2010

Chelsea, Massachusetts A Chelsea Street Bridge construction worker suffered minor injuries yesterday when a crane toppled over and struck him, according to the Chelsea Fire Department. The worker was sent to a hospital and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reportedly is investigating the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Read More

Another Crane Drops in Southampton

Crane Drops in Southampton Docks, UK 2010

United Kingdom Another crane has collapsed yesterday at Southampton docks, UK, the third in two years. This time the crane is not a container crane and totally unrelated to the previous two cranes that collapsed. Reports suggest that this time it is a Dutch-owned, 400 tonne capacity ship mounted crane Read More

Man Dies as Car Smashes into Crane

Car Smashes into Crane Zambia 2010

Zambia A Hammanskraal man lost his life yesterday when his car collided with a crane on the Old Warmbaths Road. Tebogo Selomo, of Unit D in Temba, was killed on impact and his car was trapped under the crane. The crane, which weighs 25 tons and belongs to Chime Crane Read More

2 Injured After an Accident at a West Fargo Construction Project Site

Crane Tipped Over Workers Fall North Dakota 2010

West Fargo, North Dakota An accident at a construction project in West Fargo hospitalized two workers today after they fell somewhere between 40 and 60 feet. Emergency responders say the victims were seriously hurt, but the situation was just inches from being much worse. They were called here to Monsanto Read More

2 Killed in Crane Accident


India Two transport workers were crushed to death when a crane in the deep water port hit a goods auto engaged for transportation of materials for an oil rig company this evening. Police sources said the cable of the crane hit the auto, smashing it. The port police have registered Read More

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