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Injured Worker Rescued From Crane Accident at Port of Milwaukee

11/29/11

Milwaukee Man falls from crane when boom is lowered.

Rescuers Aid Injured Crane Operator

04/5/11
Crane Accident Broken Leg Phoenix AZ 2011

Phoenix, Arizona Operator Broke Leg While Suspended in Air Tempe Firefighters were called to the Tempe Diablo Stadium for a rescue operation of an injured crane operator at the baseball stadium. Tempe fire spokesman Capt. Mike Reichling said the injured man was suspended 15 feet in the air on a Read More

FFs Rescue Powerline Workers After Mishap

10/26/09

 Atascadero, California More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Crash Traps Operator, Sends Two to Hospital

09/1/09

Lorain, Ohio Wayne Balko will never forget the sound of the cries for help from his older brother, Ken Balko, as he lay trapped in the twisted wreckage of a cherry-picker crane. In what is being hailed as a miraculous rescue, A-1 Welding & Fabricating President Ken Balko was freed Read More

Boston Firefighters Rescue Window Washers

08/5/09
Boston Firefighters Rescue Window Washers

Boston, Massachusetts Two window washers clinging to a dangling platform 37 stories up on a downtown Boston building were rescued by firefighters Wednesday. Firefighters broke a couple of windows on the 40-story building to get to the workers, who were stranded on the platform for about 20 minutes. Their hanging Read More

Worker Rescued From Under Bridge

07/7/09

United Kingdom A road worker has been rescued by firefighters after he was trapped under a bridge in County Tyrone. It happened at Drumragh Avenue in Omagh last night as machinery was being lowered into the River Strule. The man had been working on a hydraulic platform which malfunctioned. Another Read More

Man Rescued From Crane

02/20/09

United Kingdom A HIGH rise rescue unfolded in Chelmsford on Friday when a man became trapped 20 metres up in a crane. Urban search and rescue teams and three fire crews from Chelmsford were called to the scene in Roxwell Road shortly after 12.30pm. Assistant divisional officer Terry Povey, the Read More

Firefighters Make Dramatic Rescue

02/16/09

United Arab Emerates Emergency workers risked their lives in a daring rescue yesterday when they walked along the arm of a burning crane 16 floors up to reach the operator, trapped while trying to escape. The Indian worker was forced to climb out of the cabin of his crane and Read More

Man Rescued From Rooftop After Being Pinned by Fallen Crane

10/31/08

Canada A man was taken to hospital after a dramatic rooftop rescue in downtown Lindsay Friday afternoon. The man, who is believed to have suffered serious injuries in the mishap, was pinned under a large hoist on the top of a building near Kent and York streets at about 1:20 Read More

Crane Fall Man Rescued

10/13/08

United Kingdom  A MAN had to be rescued from a 10 metre-high crane gantry this evening after hurting his leg in a fall. Emergency services were called to a factory in Ironmasters Way, Stillington, Stockton, shortly after 5pm and found the man, who was also suffering from shock, unable to Read More

Sea Rescue for Fallen Crane Man

05/29/08
Sea Rescue for Fallen Crane Man

United Kingdom A worker has been treated in hospital after falling from a giant offshore crane being used to build a wind farm on the north Wales coast. A RNLI lifeboat crew from Rhyl was called in to help take the injured man from the Svanen heavy lifting vessel. The Read More

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