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Alabama Man Dies in Accident at Westwego Construction Site


Westwego, Louisiana A worker at a Westwego construction site was killed Saturday when a piece of construction equipment fell on a crane he was operating. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about 5 p.m. reporting the incident, which took place at 7777 West Bank Expressway, in the back Read More

Man Fatally Electrocuted in Bucket Truck

Virginia Bucket Truck Electrocuted Worker 2011

Front Royal, Virginia A Front Royal man was fatally electrocuted in an accident Friday, Apr. 15. Front Royal Police Chief Richard Furr said Aaron W. Bradley, 19 of Guard Hill Rd. in Front Royal, was killed at the intersection of North Shenandoah Ave. and Kendrick Lane. Bradley was in a Read More

Crane Driver Arrested for Killing Cyclist


Chandigarh, India A day after the death of cyclist Kankad Kumar, 25, in a road accident, cops have managed to arrest driver of the crane, Kuldeep Singh of Daria village industrial area-I, on Saturday. Kankad was hit by a crane before a police party at the dividing road of sector Read More

Opelika Police Investigate Fatal I-85 Wreck


Opelika, Alabama Opelika police are investigating a fatal accident on Interstate 85 that killed a 60-year-old man. WSFA-TV reports that Michael Moore died Friday morning in a crash. Witnesses told police that Moore’s 1991 Toyota Tercel ran into the back of a heavy duty mobile crane traveling south on the Read More

Only Feet Away From Major Disaster

The Clann Na nOileain falls into the docks as a cable snaps.

Ireland A health and safety investigation is underway into the cause of an accident at Galway Harbour yesterday in which three men were injured after a cable snapped on a crane while a former Aran islands ferry was being hoisted onto a cargo ship. Onlookers were shocked by the incident Read More

Rescuers Aid Injured Crane Operator

Crane Accident Broken Leg Phoenix AZ 2011

Phoenix, Arizona Operator Broke Leg While Suspended in Air Tempe Firefighters were called to the Tempe Diablo Stadium for a rescue operation of an injured crane operator at the baseball stadium. Tempe fire spokesman Capt. Mike Reichling said the injured man was suspended 15 feet in the air on a Read More

Surveyor Killed After Hitting Power Line


Jacksonville, Florida Authorities say a member of a surveying crew working in north Florida was apparently electrocuted when the bucket of his lift truck hit a power line. Jacksonville police say the man was in the bucket to take pictures of an intersection Thursday evening when he raised it too Read More

Roof Collapse, Crane Accident Reported In Asheville

Crane Accident Causes Roof Collapse North Carolina 2011

Asheville, North Carolina At least three people were trapped when the roof collapsed at the Mills Gap Road address Asheville Police are reporting an unknown number of victims injured at 25 Mills Gap Road after a crane accident and roof collapse. Early reports stated three victims trapped in the debris, but, Read More

70-foot Crane Topples Into River

Crane Tips at Marina St Joseph Michigan 2011

St. Joseph, Michigan Operator’s OK, but Crane’s a Total Loss The operator of a 70-foot crane that tipped over while working at Pier 33 Marina was being treated in the emergency room at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Thursday afternoon. A hospital spokeswoman said Walton “Jeff” Dohner of LaPorte, Read More

Crane Accident in Twin Falls

Crane Accident in Twin Falls Idaho 2011

Twin Falls, Idaho Rescue workers are at the scene of a construction crane accident in northwest Twin Falls. KMVT initially received reports that 2 people had been injured but our crew at the location has not been able to confirm that. The accident is at the site at the new Read More

Outriggers Give Way Under Big Crane

Crane Outriggers Give Way Denmark  2011

Denmark A 450 tonne All Terrain crane went over on a wind farm in Denmark last week dropping the rotor blades of a turbine it was helping to repair. The crane, a Grove GMK7450 was owned by Krangården was lowering the turbine’s rotor blades to the ground on a farm Read More

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