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Man Crushed by Overhead Crane in UK


United Kingdom A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in the UK after he inadvertently trapped himself between the platform he was using and an overhead crane. Richard Mintram, 44, an electro-mechanical maintenance technician was believed to be using a boom lift at the premises of waste disposal company Tradebe, Read More

Crane Collapse Halts Metra Service for Hours


Chicago Robert Truman, of Bolingbrook, was at Chicago’s Union Station on Wednesday afternoon planning to head home on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line when he learned he would have to make new travel plans. A crane being used to install a new signal bridge over the BNSF tracks in Read More

Boom Truck Overturns in Maryland

Crane Overturns in Maryland 2012

Bethesda, Maryland A large boom truck type truck crane overturned in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday while removing a tree from the back yard of a house. The operator was trapped in the cab of the crane and was taken to hospital with a broken leg. The crane was rented to Read More

Boom Truck Overturns in West Virginia

Boom Truck Overturns in West Virginia 2012

Charleston, West Virginia A boom truck overturned yesterday while on a job installing a large sign at a shopping centre site in Charleston, West Virginia. No one was injured in the incident. The crane an Altec, owned by J.D. Signs, had around 30 metres of boom out when it lost 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

Construction Crane Flips While Working Near I-75

Boom Truck Tips Skyward Fort Myers Florida 2011

Fort Myers, Florida LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A large boom truck upended, flipping the 10-wheeler skyward in North Fort Myers on Tuesday. UPDATE 7:34 PM: The crane truck is now back on the ground, crews are working to clear the scene entirely. The accident occurred at Bayshore Road, next to the Read More

Boom Truck Goes Over in Alaska

Overturned Boom Truck in Homer Alaska 2011

Homer, Alaska A 22 ton capacity boom truck tipped over on Friday in Homer Alaska while working at the harbour. The boom truck, a Terex Stinger owned by Mr C. Construction, had been called in to remove a small crane from Petro Marine’s harbor fuel dock. The operator was extending 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

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

Surveyor Killed After Hitting Power Line


Jacksonville, Florida Authorities say a member of a surveying crew working in north Florida was apparently electrocuted when the bucket of his lift truck hit a power line. Jacksonville police say the man was in the bucket to take pictures of an intersection Thursday evening when he raised it too Read More

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