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Pedestrian Named in Stoke-on-Trent Crane Accident


A pedestrian who died after an accident involving a mobile crane in Stoke-on-Trent has been named by police. Jack Link, 72, from Laburnum Grove, Blurton, died at the scene of the incident at Heron Cross roundabout, off the A50 slip road in Fenton on Friday. Police said an investigation into Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Penang

Tower Crane Collapse Penang Malaysia 2011

Penang, Malaysia A tower crane fell onto three residential houses last night in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. The collapse occurred around midnight, when the crane, located on the site of a new 20 floor hotel on the opposite side of the street from the affected homes, went over from its base. Read More

Utility Worker Electrocuted

Verizon Crane Hits Power Lines 2011

Brooklyn, New York Verizon Fined in 2012 A Verizon technician installing high-speed-Internet cables in Brooklyn, New York, was electrocuted on Wednesday after he accidentally touched a hidden power line. Douglas La Lima, 37, was using a utility truck, installing the overhead cables when a Con Edison power line hidden in Read More

Metro Crane Crashes Into Graveyard in Bangalore


Bangalore, India Simplex Infrastructure was in news again, this time for a crane accident that happened around 12.45 am on Tuesday near a metro construction site, when it crashed into the compound wall of Harishchandra Ghat. The incident took place on Mahakavi Kuvempu Road when three men on board, including Read More

Man, 22, Killed in South Side Industrial Accident


Milwaukee, Wisconsin A 22-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in an industrial accident on the south side Tuesday when a 6,000-pound steel bar fell on him. Benjamin H. Alcorn, a crane operator at Acme Galvanizing Inc., 2730 S. 19th St., was crushed about 4 a.m. under a steel bar that had Read More

Tampa Electric Contractor Electrocuted on the Job


Tampa, Florida A Tampa Electric contractor was electrocuted Thursday in the Lake Magdalene area, authorities said. Jason T. Moore, 35, of Wesley Chapel was working in an elevated bucket at 14729 N Florida Ave., when he touched a live transformer, the Hills­borough County Sheriff’s Office said. “We heard a big Read More

Alabama Man Dies in Accident at Westwego Construction Site


Westwego, Louisiana A worker at a Westwego construction site was killed Saturday when a piece of construction equipment fell on a crane he was operating. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about 5 p.m. reporting the incident, which took place at 7777 West Bank Expressway, in the back Read More

Man Fatally Electrocuted in Bucket Truck

Virginia Bucket Truck Electrocuted Worker 2011

Front Royal, Virginia A Front Royal man was fatally electrocuted in an accident Friday, Apr. 15. Front Royal Police Chief Richard Furr said Aaron W. Bradley, 19 of Guard Hill Rd. in Front Royal, was killed at the intersection of North Shenandoah Ave. and Kendrick Lane. Bradley was in a Read More

Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project (2)

Knoxville, Tennessee Tosha levied $16,750 in various penalties against Britton Bridge LLC following the work-site death of a project foreman on Jan. 25. John Womac, 33, of Charleston, Tenn., died after being struck in the head by the bucket and arm of a track hoe on the south side of Read More

Fatal Crane Accident


United Kingdom A man died earlier today in Brierley Hill in the UK Midlands, after he was crushed while working on an overhead crane. Wilfred Williams, 57, was working around four to five metres above the ground at C Brown and Sons, steel stockholders. An air ambulance rushed to the Read More

Labourer Dies in Essar Refinery


Jamnagar, India A labourer was killed at the expansion area of Essar Oil Refinery in Vadinar in Jamnagar district on Thursday. Rajendra Singh Rajvir (25), who was working at the expansion area of Essar Oil Refinery, was injured when a heavy substance being carried by a crane reportedly fell on Read More

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