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Edmonton Worker Crushed to Death

11/17/10

Edmonton, Canada Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the death of a young construction worker who was crushed by a pipe on the job Wednesday. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. when employees from Sureway Construction were installing water and sewer lines for a new subdivision in southwest Edmonton. Read More

Tower Crane Collapses Onto Roof

11/16/10
Tower Crane Collapses onto Roof Studen Switzerland 2010

Studen, Switzerland A 45 Meter Tall Wolff Tower crane on a cross base fell injuring two people on the ground and the operator of the crane. Also a building that was occupied has been virtually demolished and surprisingly no one was reported as injured. Two cars were struck by the Read More

Runaway Crane Kills Four

11/16/10
Runaway Crane Kills Four 2010

Taiwan A runaway crane smashed into a bus yesterday in Taiwan killing four people – three women and a man – and injuring a further eight. There were a total of 16 passengers on the bus. The accident involving a dated four axle truck crane, occurred in Guishan, Taoyuan County. Read More

Worker Hit by Light Pole in Construction Mishap

11/16/10
Boom Pins Down Worker in Crane Accident Florida 2010

St Petersburg, Florida A construction accident in the Tyrone area sent one worker to the hospital late Monday night. Police say 41-year-old Jorge Delgado was assisting a crane operator at the site in the 2500 block of Tyrone Boulevard when a concrete light pole slipped and pinned him against the Read More

Close Shave for Ship after Heavy Duty Crane Snaps

11/15/10

Kolkata, India A major accident was averted at the Kolkata port when a crane unloading logs from a ship snapped on Sunday morning. The logs landed on the ship, partially damaging the vessel, but no injury was reported. An inquiry has been ordered into the accident. Kyaukpyu, the ship, has Read More

Port of New Orleans Crane will be out of Commission for Four Months After Weekend Accident

11/10/10

New Orleans, Louisiana A container crane owned by the Port of New Orleans is expected to be out of commission for four months as repairs are made after the boom of the crane hit a ship docked at the Napoleon Avenue wharf on Sunday, officials told members of the port’s Dock Read More

Chatham Man Pinned by Construction Equipment Dies

11/9/10

Forest, Virginia A Chatham man died in an accident Tuesday after he was trapped between two pieces ofconstruction equipment, state police said. The incident happened about 5:15 p.m. at the New London Business and Technology Center off U.S. 460, Trooper Ron Johnson said. Rodney Lee Rigney, 57, was attempting to secure air hoses between a boom Read More

Crane topples on Dexter Dam, Repairs in Question (Oregon)

11/9/10
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Lowell (KMTR)- Repairs are mostly on hold at Dexter Dam while crews figure out how to remove a crane that fell over on top of the dam. Officials still aren’t sure what caused the accident, which happened early Friday morning. Gate repairs, which is why the crane was on the dam in the first Read More

Worker Injured in Accident at ExxonMobile

11/5/10

Baton Rouge, Louisiana A contract employee doing maintenance work at the ExxonMobil chemical plant was injured Thursday afternoon in a crane accident, an ExxonMobil spokeswoman said. The injured man, an employee of Turner Industries, was taken to Baton Rouge General Medical Center Bluebonnet, spokeswoman Stephanie Cargile said today. He is Read More

Washington Road Reopens After Crane Falls

11/2/10
Crane Collapses into Power Lines Washington 2010

Augusta, Georgia A 40-foot crane fell onto power lines, knocking the lines down across Washington Road at Davant Road in front of Milton Ruben’s used car lot. The accident occurred at about 10 a.m. when a Sign Care Carolina LLC crane was setting a new Milton Ruben sign in the Read More

Pair Injured in Cargo Crane Mishap

11/1/10

Long beach, California A man and woman suffered moderate injuries after a port cargo crane jolted to a sudden stop 200 feet in the air, stranding them until firefighters arrived minutes later. The pair, inside the cabin of what’s known as a gantry crane, a massive machine used to load Read More

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