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Falling Crane Kills Worker


Petaling Jaya, Malaysia A construction worker was killed when a crane collapsed on him as he was tying iron rods to its hook, in Damansara on Monday. Lim Meng Kion, 43, from Labu in Negri Sembilan, suffered severe head injuries during the 5:00 p.m. mishap. His colleagues escaped unhurt. Police do Read More

One Man was killed While Erecting a Crane


Portland, Oregon A crane collapsed on a construction worker at Portland’s Providence hospital as it was being erected. Carey David Williams, an employee of Portland-based Campbell Crane & Rigging Service, was standing near the loading dock behind the hospital at 4805 N.E. Glisan St. when the crane tipped over, authorities Read More

Dock Tragedy as Son Sees Father Crushed


United Kingdom A SON saw his father killed in the hold of a ship as he helped unload cargo at a Merseyside dock. Foreman Jeffrey Swan, 53, from Ellesmere Port was crushed between a crane and the hold of a cargo ship at Seaforth Docks. His son, who also works Read More

Streetlight Accident Kills Workmen

Streetlight Accident Kills Workmen

Scotland  Police have named two men who died after being electrocuted while working on streetlighting in the west of Scotland. The accident took place on Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Kilmacolm, Inverclyde. Ross Cockburn, 32, of Haigs Road, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, and Gary Moncrieff, 22, of Bruce Road, Paisley, were taken Read More

Crane Wreck Kills Man

Crane Wreck Kills Man

St. Thomas, Ontario  The driver, John Helmer, was thrown from his crane after it veered off the road and into Catfish Creek. The crane crashed front–first into Catfish Creek, smashing the corner of the concrete bridge on the way down. “I saw the pole shake when he hit it and Read More

19 Year-Old Inmate Electrocuted When Crane Touches Power Line


Moultrie, Georgia  Anthony Paul Goodyear, 19, Mobile, Ala., died as he was sliding a metal plate under a crane stabilizer when the boom of the crane rotated and hit a nearby power line.

Oil Well Accident Kills Two


Chanute, Kansas Two Coffey County men were electrocuted while working on an oil well near Chanute. Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath said Bradley S. Fischer, 32, discovered his brother, Stephen R. Fischer, 38, of Burlington, had been electrocuted at an oil field pump jack after arriving at his job site Read More

Beam Kills Bridge Worker


Marshall, New York  A West Layden man, James P. Burke, 42, was killed when he was struck by a steel beam. A crane was moving the 40 foot beam into place for driving into the ground when the cable holding the beam broke. It is reported that Mr. Burke was working Read More

Worker Killed by Falling Steel Beam


Chicago, Illinois Crane operator, Julian Aguirre , was killed Monday night when a metal beam fell on him at a South Side steel plant, police said.

Man Killed in Crane Tragedy


United Kingdom A grieving wife today spoke of her torment at losing her childhood sweetheart in a freak workplace accident. Roger Ireland, 52, of Oval Road, Costessey, died after a large steel plate being carried by a crane swung around and hit him on the back of the head at Read More

Steel Slips From Crane, Kills Construction Worker


White Plaines, New York Steel reinforcing rods weighing more than half a ton broke loose as they were being lifted by a crane Monday and rained down on construction workers, killing one, officials said. The dead man was identified as Richard Ellis, 40. A second man suffered a minor injury.

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