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2017 Archive

Lineman Electrocuted

07/12/17

A utility company employee was electrocuted yesterday in Danville, Virginia while working from the bucket of a truck mounted aerial lift/bucket truck. The man, Samuel Thompson, 63, had been called out to check a power outage in the area, while inspecting the power lines he received a shock that was Read More

Crane Operator Falls from Crane

06/30/17
operator falls

Barrow, Cumbria A crane operator employed by subcontractor Billington Structures has fallen from his crane on the £25 million paint plant site for BAE Systems in Barrow, Cumbria being built by Sir Robert McAlpine. The man in his 40s was taken to Furness General Hospital by road ambulance following the Read More

Double Crane Fatality

03/9/17
articulating crane overturn

Tamil Nadu, India Two bystanders were killed on Friday when an articulated pick & carry crane overturned while trying to pull a crashed truck off the median of a divided highway in Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. The crane started to lift the truck when Read More

Crane Overturns in Texas

01/11/17
arlington

Arlington, Texas A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington, Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Highway. A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Interstate 30 highway halfway between Forth Worth and Dallas. The crane, a larger Lorain, was Read More