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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) — There 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

Man Killed by Crane at Quarry

Crane Rolled Over Killed 1 Congress Arizona 2011

Congress, Arizona A crane accident at a quarry in Congress, Ariz. leads to a worker’s death. On May 24, a 28-year-old quarry worker was killed when a crane he was driving rolled over. The incident occurred on State Land adjacent to Jake’s Granite Quarry located at milepost 5 off Date Read More

2nd Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project

Knoxville, Tennessee An investigation continues into the death of a construction worker at the Henley Bridge project Tuesday, which marked the second on-the-job fatality at the site since work began in January. The worker was struck in the head by a piece of concrete that came loose from a support beam while Read More

Boom Truck Goes Over in Alaska

Overturned Boom Truck in Homer Alaska 2011

Homer, Alaska A 22 ton capacity boom truck tipped over on Friday in Homer Alaska while working at the harbour. The boom truck, a Terex Stinger owned by Mr C. Construction, had been called in to remove a small crane from Petro Marine’s harbor fuel dock. The operator was extending Read More

Man Trapped on Tipped-over Crane

Muskegon Lake Crane Tip - Michigan 2011

Muskegon, Michigan Rescue and hazardous-material units late Thursday morning were at the scene of a crane tipped over on a Muskegon Lake waterfront barge, with a man trapped on the crane and oil and other fluids leaking into the lake. According to early reports, the man was not in the Read More

Tampa Electric Contractor Electrocuted on the Job


Tampa, Florida A Tampa Electric contractor was electrocuted Thursday in the Lake Magdalene area, authorities said. Jason T. Moore, 35, of Wesley Chapel was working in an elevated bucket at 14729 N Florida Ave., when he touched a live transformer, the Hills­borough County Sheriff’s Office said. “We heard a big Read More

Workers Injured in Kanagawa Crane Accident

Boom Buckles & Injures Two in Japan 2011

Yokohama, Japan Two workers at a company in Kanagawa Prefecture were injured when the 60-meter-long arm of a crane on the premises broke and fell, police said. The accident occurred on the grounds of adhesive manufacturer ThreeBond Polymer Co. in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, at about 8:30 a.m. on May 10. Read More

One Injured After Crane Accident in Pine Pass

Masthead Crane Accident Canada 2011

Canada A large crane truck overturned on Highway 97 about 11 o’clock Sunday morning, approximately 90 kilometers south of Chetwynd. The Chetwynd RCMP reports the driver lost control while travelling down a steep hill and collided with a cement barrier. At that point the truck overturned and travelled several hundred more feet, before coming Read More

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