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September, 2014 Archive

Man Electrocuted During Joy Ride

09/30/14

Circleville, Ohio A man died on Sunday evening after he contacted overhead power lines while giving an 11 year old a ride in a work platform, in Circleville, Ohio. The man, who has been named as Jeremiah Webb, 36, was thrown out of the bucket truck by the shock, leaving Read More

Fatal Crane Overturn

09/25/14
Fatal Crane Overturn10-1-2014 2-25-55 PM

Malacca, Malaysia An All Terrain crane overturned yesterday morning in Malacca, Malaysia, killing the driver of a truck that was unloading nearby. The crane was said to be lifting a generator on to the roof of the Bandar Hilir shopping complex when the crane overturned. Judging by the pictures however Read More

Fatal Telehandler Overturn

09/22/14
Fatal Telehandler Incident10-1-2014 2-59-31 PM

Edmond, Oklahoma Two men died and one was seriously injured on Friday when a telehandler and work platform overturned in Edmond, Oklahoma.                                             The telehandler was not equipped with Read More

Fatal Power Line Contact

09/17/14

Wichita, Kansas A man was electrocuted yesterday after he came into contact with a 7,200 volt power line while using a bucket truck in Kansas. The incident occurred in the town of Pratt to the west of Wichita, while 58 year old Eric Notter, owner of Notter Tree Trimming Services, Read More

Death Wish Injury

09/17/14
Death Wish Injury 9-19-2014 10-08-05 AM

Phuket, Thailand A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand after he received an electric shock while installing an internet cable among overhead power lines using a form of access that would certainly have qualified for our Death Wish series.               Read More

Lack of a Harness Takes Another Life

09/15/14

 Madison, Alabama The owner of a tree company died on Friday after he was catapulted out of an aerial lift when the boom was struck by a falling tree limb in Madison, Alabama. The man, Jason Buckley, 47, of Bucks Tree Service, was working from a bucket truck at a Read More

Another Bridge Bashed

09/9/14
Another Bridge Bash 9-11-2014 11-35-21 AM

Morat, Switzerland A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane was injured yesterday near Murten (Morat) Switzerland after he struck a bridge on the A1 highway to the west of Berne. The truck was turned on its side by the impact with the bridge, resulting in the driver breaking Read More

Tunnel Bashing

09/2/14
Tunnel Bashing 9-4-2014 3-05-06 PM

Sion, Switzerland A driver who failed to properly stow his loader crane after unloading material on a highway construction job became jammed in a tunnel near the town of Sion in Switzerland yesterday causing major traffic jams. The truck got halfway down the tunnel before the driver realized the problem Read More

Tower Crane Hits Homes in Cologne

09/2/14
Tower Crane Hits Home 9-4-2014 2-58-30 PM

Cologne, Germany A tower crane came crashing down on to a residential buildings in Cologne, Germany on Thursday night/Friday morning, trapping a man in his bed. The tower crane had only been erected on Thursday and came down in early hours of Friday morning landing on two buildings. The local Read More