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June, 2011 Archive

Crane Accident At Navy Base Damages Refurbished Vintage Jet


Alameda, California An unusual accident at the Alameda Naval Station Tuesday seriously damaged a newly restored jet that has been on display for over 40 years when the crane lifting the aircraft toppled over. The A-4 Skyhawk jet greeted visitors to the Alameda Naval Station from 1969 until it was Read More

Worker Freed from Beneath Crane in Montreal

Worker Cries in Pain as Rescuers Free Her from Crane Collapse

Montreal, Canada A crane toppled near the corner of Chomedey and Ste. Catherine Sts. on Wednesday afternoon, trapping the operator inside. The female operator sat injured inside the heavy piece of machinery for over a hour. According to Benoit Fleury, chief of operations for the Montreal Fire Department, the worker Read More

Man, 22, Killed in South Side Industrial Accident


Milwaukee, Wisconsin A 22-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in an industrial accident on the south side Tuesday when a 6,000-pound steel bar fell on him. Benjamin H. Alcorn, a crane operator at Acme Galvanizing Inc., 2730 S. 19th St., was crushed about 4 a.m. under a steel bar that had Read More

Construction Crane Flips While Working Near I-75

Boom Truck Tips Skyward Fort Myers Florida 2011

Fort Myers, Florida LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A large boom truck upended, flipping the 10-wheeler skyward in North Fort Myers on Tuesday. UPDATE 7:34 PM: The crane truck is now back on the ground, crews are working to clear the scene entirely. The accident occurred at Bayshore Road, next to the Read More

Construction Crane Topples Onto Long Beach Building

Mobile Crane Tips onto Building in Long Beach, California 2011

Long Beach, California (KABC) —┬áThere are no reports of injuries after a construction crane toppled onto a building in Long Beach on Wednesday morning. The crane’s extension was seen resting on the roof of a Subway shop in a strip mall along the 800 block of East Anaheim Street. A Read More