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2011 Archive

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OSHA Launches Investigation Into Crane Accident


Juneau, Alaska Original Story (11/6/2011) The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal industrial accident that killed a Juneau crane operator last week. Scott Ketcham, area director for the federal OSHA office in Anchorage, said the investigation began last Friday evening, one day after the Read More

Body of Man Killed in Thursday Crane Accident Recovered

Crane Tip Crushes Operator Anchorage Alaska 2011

Anchorage, Alaska 5/25/2012 Update: Juneau Company Fined for Crane Accident 11/10/2011 Update: OSHA Launches Investigation Into Crane Accident Efforts to retrieve the body of a man who died Thursday after being trapped inside a 25-ton crane have been completed. Capital City Fire and Rescue crews stated in a release they retrieved Read More

Architect Robert Woo, Paralyzed in Goldman Sachs Construction Mishap, Walks with ‘Exoskeleton’


After a crane accident near Ground Zero, architect Robert Woo was sure he would never use his legs to walk again. The 43-year-old paraplegic was thrilled to be proved wrong this week as he tried out a new high-tech device called the “exoskeleton.” “It was phenomenal,” Woo declared Thursday after Read More

Crane Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Crawler Crane Assembly Goes Wrong Japan 2011

Japan Two men were injured on Saturday at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, while assembling a crawler crane. The men were installing the crane’s back mast using another crawler crane, The support crane was lifting the back mast vertically in order to place it into its pivot points Read More

Employee Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crane Collapse


Manhattan, New York A former employee of a company that owned a crane that collapsed two years ago on the Upper East Side and killed two people has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and agreed to testify against his former boss. By pleading guilty, the former employee, Tibor Varganyi, Read More

Texas Oil Rig Worker Sues Employer After Crane Accident


Marshall, Texas After being struck by a stack of winches weighing around 5,000 pounds, a Longview oil rig worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit that claims he was injured due to the use of a non-certified crane. Edward Hatt filed suit against Energy Drilling Co. on Oct. 14 in Read More

Crane Falls Off Butler Co. Bridge; Operator Survives


The accident happened Monday along Mushroom Farm Road in Winfield Township. The crane fell about 95 feet off a bridge, partially trapping the operator, according to Channel 11 News reporter Amy Marcinkiewicz. The victim was alert and talking to rescuers as they strapped him to a basket and carried him Read More

Crane Accident Closes I-95 South


Richmond A 53 year-old woman was injured when she crashed into a 50 foot metal beam that had been dropped on I-95 south.  According to Authorities construction crews were doing maintenance work near Exit 78 when a crane hoisting a 50 foot beam tipped over, dropping the metal beam.  The Read More

One Dead After Drilling Rig Collapse on York University Campus


Canada One person is dead and five others have been injured after a drilling rig collapsed on York University campus Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 p.m. at York Blvd and James Gillies Street beside the university’s business school – the Schulich School of Business. Two people, including the deceased, Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Five in China

The crane the following day alongside the 5MW power unit/nacelle

Lanzhou, China Five people have died and one was injured last night when a crane collapsed in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Few details of the incident are available but according to reports the accident occurred late last night at a wind power equipment company in Jiuquan. The boom of the Read More

Pedestrian Named in Stoke-on-Trent Crane Accident


A pedestrian who died after an accident involving a mobile crane in Stoke-on-Trent has been named by police. Jack Link, 72, from Laburnum Grove, Blurton, died at the scene of the incident at Heron Cross roundabout, off the A50 slip road in Fenton on Friday. Police said an investigation into Read More

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