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2011 Archive

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Man Dies in 200ft Crane Fall at Plymouth Building Site

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Plymouth, United Kingdom A man has died after falling about 200ft (61m) from a crane in Plymouth. Emergency services were called to a building site on Sutton Road, in the Coxside area of the Devon city, at 1837 GMT on Thursday. Police said the man fell from the crane at Read More

Manslaughter Indictment Stands in 2008 Crane Accident Case

Tower Crane Accident Manhattan New York 2011

Manhattan, New York A Manhattan judge this morning upheld the manslaughter indictment against crane company owner James Frank Lomma, meaning charges that he recklessly caused a fatal 2008 collapse by putting a cheaply-refurbed crane in service on East 91st Street can now proceed to trial later this year. Lomma, 65, Read More

Crane Collapse Shuts Down Local Businesses

Crane Tips from Tree Florida 2011

Lake Mary, Florida Some Seminole County business owners can’t go to work Tuesday after a crane fell into their building Monday night. The business owners are upset and anxious, and wondering when they will be able to reopen. Inspectors were on the scene Tuesday trying to determine if the building Read More

Businessman Killed in Machine Collapse at Jaipur Metro Site


Jaipur, India A prominent businessman of the city was killed when a piling machine at a Jaipur Metro project site collapsed and fell on his car near Sushilpura on Thursday afternoon. The victim, Vikram Maheshwari (35), was the franchise owner of Talwalkars Gym in Jaipur. Maheshwari was on way to Read More

Man Dies After Crane Hits Power Lines


Australia The Queensland Ambulance Service says a 24-year-old man died at Cloncurry yesterday on premises near Bell Street. Police say the victim was standing near the crane at the time of the accident. Superintendent Ray Pringle says the man was helping to move large steel containers at the premises in Read More

Overloading Caused Deadly Construction Mishap in Makati


Manila, Phillipines An arson investigator of the Bureau of Fire in Makati City said on Friday overloading caused the construction accident at the Eton Residences where 10 workers died. Senior Fire Officer 1 Jerson Montada said the gondola lift, without equipment, only has a capacity of 4 to 5 people. Read More

Road Closed After Crane Overturns

Boom Truck Crane Slips Off Ridge

Marshall County, West Virgina An early morning accident left a crane overturned and a Marshall County Road shut down. The driver of a crane was trying to navigate through the windy, narrow curves of Birch Ridge Road when his crane toppled. No injuries were reported, but police said Birch Ridge Read More

Tragedy Strikes John Dee Plant


A TRAGEDY was how John Dee manager Warren Stiff described yesterday’s fatal industrial accident at the Warwick meatworks. A 47-year-old plant and maintenance contractor was killed on site after the mobile crane he was operating toppled over during a construction job. Mr Stiff said the contractor was involved in a Read More

Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project (2)

Knoxville, Tennessee Tosha levied $16,750 in various penalties against Britton Bridge LLC following the work-site death of a project foreman on Jan. 25. John Womac, 33, of Charleston, Tenn., died after being struck in the head by the bucket and arm of a track hoe on the south side of Read More

Worker Killed in Jacksonville Crane Accident


Jacksonville, Florida A 58-year-old St. Augustine man died in a construction accident while working at the Jacksonville Port Authority on Saturday, January 23 when a portable industrial crane collapsed around noon, killing the man. The crane had been brought in so workers could dismantle an old container crane on the Read More

Man Dead After Crane Accident Near Fort Mac.


Canada An odd traffic collision near Fort McMurray has left one man dead. The crane he was operating slid off the northbound lanes of Highway 63 on Tuesday, down Beacon Hill. Despite the attempts of emergency crews and hospital staff, the man eventually succumbed to his injuries. The RCMP say Read More

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