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2011 Archive

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Van Driver Killed in M40 Crash


United Kingdom A FATAL collision between a van and a mobile crane has closed the southbound M40. At around 8am an Iveco van and a mobile crane crashed on the southbound carriageway between junction six for Watlington and five for Stokenchurch. Police said the driver of the Iveco van was Read More

One Dead in Crane Accident at Japan Nuke Plant


Japan ONE person was killed and four injured in a crane accident at a quake-hit nuclear power station in Japan, and four others were injured in a blast at another stricken plant nearby, the IAEA said. The UN’s nuclear watchdog said it had been informed by Japanese authorities that the Read More

Crane Runs Over Boy


Mumbai, India A 12-year-old boy was crushed to death under the wheels of a crane in Kurla during the cleaning operation of the Mithi river on Saturday evening. The driver, Kamran Khan (22), has been arrested for rash and negligent driving. Khan was hired on contract by the MMRDA. The victim, Abdul Read More

One Dead, One Hurt After Lift Falls at Tampa Warehouse

Crane Accident at Pepsi Plant Florida 2011

Tampa, Florida A maintenance worker was killed and another was injured early today after an automated lift machine fell 20 feet onto them at a Tampa warehouse, officials said. The machine was undergoing maintenance when it fell about 1 a.m. at the Pepsi bottling warehouse, 11315 N. 30th St., according Read More

Tower Crane Collapses in Krasnoyarsk


Krasnoyarsk, Russia A tower crane at a construction site of Krasnoyarsk has collapsed, killing two people and injuring one, Yelena Yastrebova, a press service official of the territorial center of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME), has told Itar-Tass. Yastrebova said, “The breakdown occurred at 11:00, local time, at a Read More

Loader Accidents in Austria

Crane Tips Over in Russia 2011

Vösendorf, Austria On Monday a truck driver was using his loader crane to unload window frames in Vösendorf near Vienna when it toppled over and landed on a minivan and the front of a passing car. A woman and six year old child in the car were unhurt, but a bystander Read More

Deadly Industrial Accident a Kitchener Condo Project

Crane Accident Ontario Canada (Belmont) 2011

Ontario, Canada There has been another accident at the condominium under construction on Belmont Avenue West in Kitchener, Ont., and this time it was fatal. According to Waterloo Regional police, the call came in around 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday morning and the man was pronounced dead in hospital a short Read More

Loader Accident in Austria

Russian Crane Accident Aftermath 2011

Amstetten, Austria The boom and jib of a loader crane literally snapped off as it was lifting a pallet of old roof tiles from the side of a house in Amstetten, Lower Austria. The broken part of the boom along with its jib/upper boom fell onto a scaffold that ran along Read More

1 Dead, 1 Injured in New Castle Steel Factory Accident

New Castle Steel Factory Accident

New Castle, Indiana One person was killed and another injured Tuesday when a scissor lift fell inside of a New Castle steel plant. Henry County Sheriff Butch Baker told 24-Hour News 8 rescue crews responded to ATI Allegheny Ludlum Corporation at 516 W. State Road 38 in New Castle shortly Read More

Military Crane Falls Off Military Trailer Truck in Harmon

Crane Falls Off Trailer in Guam 2011

Guam Military personnel are at the scene in the Harmon Industrial Park where a crane fell off a military trailer truck. The crane is seen on the ground, tipped to its left side toward the Genhis Khan furniture store parking lot area. It’s unclear if anyone was hurt, and why Read More

Overhead Crane Injures Canadian Worker


Ontario, Canada On Feb. 22, a 41-year-old worker from London was knocked unconscious after he was hit by a swinging bin being moved by an overhead crane. He was not seriously injured. It also comes exactly one week after the Ministry of Labour received complaints about how the crane was Read More

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