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January, 2013 Archive

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Crane Flip in India Causes Fatality

01/3/13

Chennai, India An engineer fell to his death yesterday at the Chennai Port Trust, in Chennai, India, (previously Madras Port) after he slipped from a platform on a crane and fell around six metres. The man S. Venketasan, 54, a junior engineer in the port’s electrical department was overseeing an Read More

Crane Snaps in Atlanta While Removing Macy’s Great Tree

01/2/13
Christmas Tree Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia A crane taking down the Macy’s Great Tree atop Lenox Square snapped in the process Wednesday morning. WSB-TV’s Carol Sbarge went to the Buckhead mall, where the Christmas tree was partially hanging off the edge of the Macy’s roof around 9 a.m. Atlanta firefighters were at the scene. Lenox Read More

Worker Killed After Being Shocked at Neyland Drive Water Treatment Plant

01/2/13
Knoxville Tennessee Crane Worker Electrocuted

Knoxville, Tennessee A worker was killed in Knoxville on Monday after receiving a high-voltage electrical shock, according to Knoxville police. The incident took place around noon at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant near Fort Loudon Lake on Neyland Drive, where a major plant construction project has been underway for several Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Bahrain

01/1/13
Bahrain Crane Accident

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile lattice boom crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. The cause has initially been blamed on the failure of one or more hooks on the set of lifting chains being used. The man, Mohammed Ferdous Islam, 29, from Read More

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