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Electrocution in Minnesota


Willmar, Minnesota A 56-year-old Eagle Lake man is dead after being electrocuted while working on a boatlift at his home. The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office says Brian Van Engen was moving his boatlift when it came into contact with an extension cord that had been rubbed bare. The cord had Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse at UTD

Fatal Crane Collapse UTD 2012

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) November 26, 2012 Update – OSHA Cites & Fines Harrison Hoist July 11, 2012 – UTD Students Hold Vigil for Crane Victims Terry Weaver, Age 50 Thomas  Fairbrother, Jr., 58 A crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas killed two construction workers on Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Crane Collapse on Butte des Morts Bridge

Fatal Crane Collapse 2012

Oshkosh, Wisconsin More Photos Added A construction worker from Green Bay was killed and a crane operator seriously injured when a crane lifting a 52-ton concrete girder onto the Butte des Morts bridge collapsed Thursday morning. It was the second death of a construction worker on the U.S. Highway 41 Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collapse in Glasgow

crane collapse glasgow 2012

Glasgow, Scotland One man is dead and another seriously injured after the boom of a truck mounted lift buckled in Glasgow Scotland. Details of what happened are sketchy, as it occurred less than two hours ago, but we understand that the two were working from a 43 metre Bizzochi lift Read More

Window Cleaner Falls 17 Floors to His Death in Bahrain


Bahrain A window cleaner fell 17 floors to his death at the end of May after a cable failed on his suspended platform in Bahrain. The man Mohammed Shafique Siddique, 48, a Pakistani national was cleaning the windows of the Al Rossais Tower in Manāma when the cable snapped, throwing Read More

Lack of Harness Proves Fatal


Singapore A man was thrown to his death after the vehicle mounted aerial work platform he was working from struck a bridge on Cantonment road, Singapore on Friday. Nazrul Ali, 29, was working at a fixed height hanging banners from street lamp posts whilst the lift was driven from post Read More

Crane Fatality on Bangalore Metro


Bangalore, India A 24-year-old labourer was crushed to dead under a crane boom at one of the Metro constructions sites early Wednesday morning when it fell on him while shifting a bentonite slurry tank. The labourer has been identified as Amarjeet Singh from Kapurthala district in Punjab. Amarjeet had been Read More

Construction Lift Accident in Secaucus

Crane Accident Secaucus New Jersey 2012

Secaucus, New Jersey A construction worker Arris Tunc, Age 34 was killed Friday in Secaucus, N.J., when a construction lift he was working in tipped over [and he fell some 45 feet from a work platform]. The worker for Cipillini Roofing of Clifton, N.J., was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center after Read More

Raccoon Township Man Dies After Touching Power Line


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EDGEWORTH — A Raccoon Township man died after being shocked by a power line Wednesday while trimming a tree in Edgeworth. Chester Sipes, 47, was working in a D.L.S. Tree Service bucket truck about 1:55 p.m. in the front yard of 411 Chestnut Road, across the street from Read More

Fatal Boom Truck Overturn in Alaska

Boom Truck Collapse Seward Alaska 2012

Seward, Alaska   A boom truck fell over onto its side at the T-Dock in front of Icicle Seafoods in the small boat harbor Tuesday May 8, killing the boom truck operator, Felix Morales, 52, of California. The tip of the boom arm punctured the deck of the MV Kaylor Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Incident in Spain

Crane Overturns & Kills Operator Spain 2012

Spain A self-propelled boom lift overturned on Monday at a construction site in Avilés, northern Spain killing the operator, 27 year old construction worker Gonzalo Fuente López. López was painting metal elements on the facade of a new building with a fully extended Haulotte HA260PX 4×4 articulated boom, we understand Read More

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