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Dramatic Tower Crane Rescue at University of Utah

01/24/08
Dramatic Tower Crane Rescue at University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah There was a dramatic rescue at the University of Utah Thursday morning when a construction worker became trapped 83 feet in the air after slipping and falling. Just before 8 a.m. a 46-year-old construction worker, who was helping to build the new Physics Building on campus Read More

Crane Driver Rescued from Above Burning Building

05/18/04

Wollongong, Australia A crane driver has been rescued by firefighters from his rig above a burning building in Wollongong, south of Sydney. Smoke enveloped the crane driver after fire broke out below him on the top floor of a four-level steel milling structure in suburban Coniston at about 9.30am (AEST), Read More

Trapped Crane Operator Rescued at School Construction Site

12/30/03

Palm Beach, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Firefighters Claw Worker Out of Debris

04/10/01

New York, New York Digging quickly through debris, at times with just their bare hands, rescue workers heroically saved a grapple operator buried beneath a potentially deadly mountain of steel and concrete yesterday. Firefighters lift grapple operator Ragnauth Jairan to safety from pile of twisted steel and concrete that fell on him Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane

01/12/01

Sidney, Australia Crane driver trapped under crane, was freed after 10 hour ordeal. 1/16/2001 Update: Union is accused of making vexatious safety claims.

Slidell Man May Lose Leg After Crane Accident

09/29/99

Slidell Although a Slidell man has a great chance of losing his leg after an accident while on the job at Halter Marine, 330 Bayou Liberty Rd., emergency workers on the scene praised his courage throughout the entire rescue effort.

Three Workers Injured After Crane Topples

06/3/99

Naperville, Illinois Neighbors watched for nearly two hours as rescue workers from Naperville and other towns struggled to free a utility worker who was pinned by a boom truck that toppled beneath high-tension wires Monday afternoon in Bolingbrook. Two workers, who were connecting power cables to utility towers, crashed to Read More

Crane Tips While Driving

05/18/99

Houston, Texas Houston Fire Department Heavy Rescue crews work to free Lewis Bridwell from the wreckage of an overturned construction crane Tuesday. Bridwell was driving the crane, owned by Head & Guild Equipment Co., eastbound down Interstate 10 shortly before 2 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a car that Read More

Rescue From a Towering Inferno

04/12/99
Rescued Worker from Flaming Building

Atlanta, Georgia A US construction worker has survived a dramatic helicopter rescue from the top of a burning crane. Iver Sims was trapped on top of a swaying, 75-metre (250-foot) crane above a raging warehouse fire in East Atlanta for more than an hour. He was forced to escape from Read More

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