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September, 2010 Archive

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Crane / Train Crash

09/10/10
Crane Train Crash Hong Kong 2010

Hong Kong Passengers narrowly escaped death yesterday when the arm of a toppling crane slammed on to a Light Tail Transit compartment in Tuen Mun. Eighteen people were injured and the service was halted in four LRT stations for several hours. Most passengers walked out through an emergency exit, but Read More

Crane Hits Line, Sparks Tire Fire

09/9/10
Crane Power Line Accident Spark Tire Fire Indiana 2010

Fort Wayne, Indiana Gray and black smoke dominated the sky on Fort Wayne’s east side Wednesday after a pile of tires caught fire, firefighters said. The blaze started just after 1 p.m. when a heavy-equipment crane touched some high power lines near Mid-American Steel at 5402 Moeller Road, between Meyer Read More

Truck Accident Causes Power Outages

09/7/10

New Hartford, Connecticut A truck pulled down power wires and a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, causing outages for traffic signals at several intersections along Route 5 and Commercial Drive in New Hartford. New Hartford Police say a hydraulic crane on a log truck came into contact with power lines around Read More

Crane Smashes Into Ceiling of Fort Canning Tunnel

09/5/10

Singapore The arm of a crane has smashed into the ceiling of the Fort Canning tunnel. The accident took place at the tunnel’s entrance on Sunday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said that the lorry equipped with a crane was travelling towards Penang Road when the accident happened. One eyewitness said that the Read More

Crane drops through Riverside Drive

09/3/10
Crane Collapses Down Embankment Auburn Maine 2010

Auburn, Maine A crane operator escaped with only an injury to his thumb Thursday morning when Route 136 gave way beneath his rig and sent piles of sand, rocks and asphalt — and his crane — crashing down an embankment toward the Androscoggin River. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen Read More

Man Hurt in Gedling Hot Tub Crane Collapse

09/3/10

United Kingdom A man has been injured after a crane carrying a hot tub collapsed and trapped him against the wall of a bungalow in Nottingham. The 20-year-old, who was helping deliver the tub, was pulled to safety by an electrician after the accident in Stoke Lane, Gedling, on Thursday. Read More

Another Crane Tips on Bangalore Site

09/3/10

Yet another crane accident has occurred on the Bangalore Metro site, the second in a week. From reports we have received it seems that the accident was very similar to the one that occurred last weekend, in which a tractor crane tipped over sideways as the ground subsided beneath its Read More

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