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Man Killed in Tree Trimming Accident


NORTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. A man died after falling from a tree-trimming bucket in Bucks County. The man, who has not yet been identified by police was working in Northampton Township, Bucks County on Andrea Drive when he was thrown from the bucket he was working in. Police say the man Read More

Deadly Crane Collapse during Istanbul Airport Construction Kills One


Istanbul, Turky An accident took place during the construction of the third airport in Istanbul, Turkish Haber7 TV channel reported on July 9.A crane collapsed during the construction works and fell into a lake. One person was killed in the accident.On June 7, Istanbul hosted the ceremony of laying the Read More

Two killed in Stark County


Perry, Ohio Two workers outside Timken’s Faircrest steel mill in Perry Township were killed instantly early Saturday afternoon when a massive piece of a crane fell on them. The Stark County coroner’s office identified the men as Brian Black and Mark Tovissi and said both worked for Canton-based Beaver Excavating Read More

Child Crushed by Crane


Guduvancherry, India A four-year-old girl was run over by a crane at a construction site in Guduvancherry to the South West of Chennai, India on Monday.  The girl, a daughter of construction workers, who were living in a tent on the site, was playing near to the mobile crane when the Read More

Worker Killed at Central Ohio Bridge Project


HEBRON, OHIO An Ohio Department of Transportation official says a contract worker on a bridge replacement project was struck by a steel beam and died. ODOT District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford says the accident happened Friday morning as a crane was being used to move a beam at the Read More

Foreign worker killed in work site crash


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A foreign worker was killed in another crane crash – three days after a motorist was killed by falling construction equipment at the LRT project site. The latest victim, in his 30s, and another foreigner were on a sky lift, repairing the zinc roofing on a four-story flat Read More

Man Crushed in Crane Accident


Kimberley, South Africa Kimberley – A man was crushed to death when a metal load hanging from a crane fell on him in a scrapyard in Kimberley, paramedics said on Wednesday.                               A crane lifts a car Read More

Operator Killed in Crane Collapses


Haifa, Israel A 500 tonne Liebherr LTM1500 all Terrain crane overturned in Haifa,  on Thursday, a 35-year-old crane operator died after the crane in which he was working collapsed.                     Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the work site attempted to resuscitate Read More

Crane Collapse Two Workers Killed


New York, NY Rescue lights illuminate the scene of Friday’s crane collapse. Two construction workers were killed when a crane snapped and smashed into an apartment building.                               For the second time in 11 weeks, a Read More

Holton Man Killed in Crane Accident


BURLINGTON, Kansas Kansas crane operator killed after machine tips over A northeast Kansas man is dead after a crane he was operating at a construction site tipped over and he was pinned beneath it. The Coffey County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Eric Spaar of Holton was killed in the accident Read More

Fatal Crane Incident in Bahrain

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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