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Crane Crash Delays Dock Work


United Kingdom WORK to install new flood gates at Ipswich docks is on hold today after part of the crane due to fit them collapsed. The drama broke out on Saturday afternoon when the 800-tonne crane situated in the dock area, which was due to be used to erect the Read More

Idaho Man Killed in Industrial Accident


Port of Whitman County, Washington An Idaho man was killed in an industrial accident at the Port of Whitman County this morning. Steven H. Woods, 46, of Culdesac, was helping to unload a 46,000-pound section of a crane from a trailer at about 10:15 a.m. when the lifting straps broke Read More

Bay City Man Hospitalized In Crane Accident


Battle Creek, Michigan  A Bay City journeyman roofer with Stephenson & Sons Roofing, of Burton, was seriously injured Tuesday morning on a job site at Kraft Foods in Battle Creek. Martin Wrona, 43, was transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with serious head injuries. TV5 spoke with the foreman Read More

Crane Topples Over, Kills Three, Injures TIndia wo


India  Three people died and two were severely injured in a mishap at the Saurashtra Chemicals factory at Porbandar on Wednesday evening. The incident took place when the installation work of a new crane was in progress at the factory premises. All of a sudden, a huge part of the Read More

Man Taken to Hospital Following Accident at Boyceville Ethanol Plant


 Boyceville, Wisconsin A 22-year-old unnamed man was injured in an accident at the Western Wisconsin Energy plant located between Boyceville and Wheeler. The accident happened at around 11:20 a.m. today (Thursday) at the ethanol plant located at N10185 370th St., in the Town of Tiffany, according to a report from Read More

Man Injured in Cork Crane Accident


Cork City, Ireland  A man has been taken to hospital after an industrial accident in Cork City. The man became trapped when a crane being unloaded from a truck fell at a building site on the Lee Road. The incident happened at around 2pm this afternoon and the man is Read More

Worker Trapped in Collapsed Crane


New Zealand  A workman was trapped in a crane 10m above the ground for more than 40 minutes following an accident in the Auckland suburb of Parnell this afternoon. Two men were injured when part of the crane collapsed about 3pm. It is believed the men were erecting the crane Read More

Construction Worker Falls to His Death


New York  Update:  09/05/12 City Suspends Rigger’s License After Fatal Fall From Crane A construction worker fell about 40 stories to his death Thursday at a Manhattan skyscraper being built by the developer of the World Trade Center, authorities said Thursday. The man, who was a rigger on a crew dismantling Read More

‘Goliath’ Crane Mover has History of Violations, Fines


Quincy, Massachusetts The company hired to dismantle and move Quincy’s “Goliath” crane, which partially collapsed yesterday, killing an ironworker, has a history of violations. Norsar LLC, the Seattle-based company hired to disassemble and move the massive crane, was last inspected Feb. 7 on a job in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Read More

Henfield Man Dies in Crane Accident


United Kingdom A HENFIELD man has been crushed to death by a crane at a Milton Keynes marina. Donald Preston, 62, from West End Lane, was helping to dismantle a boatyard crane at Willlowbridge Marina, Stoke Road, just south of Bletchley, when the incident occurred. Police were alerted to an Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Seven at Vietnam Port


Vietnam  A CRANE being erected at a port in northern Vietnam collapsed on Tuesday, killing seven workers, a state-run newspaper reported. Two workers died instantly during the collapse at Cai Lan port in Quang Ninh province and six were badly injured, the Defence Ministry-run Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) Read More

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