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Santa Fe Man Killed at Drilling Site


Santa Fe, New Mexico A Santa Fe man was electrocuted when the boom on a truck he was operating touched an overhead power line. State police say 52-year-old Thomas Lujan died Wednesday at the scene on N.M. 50 near Pecos. He was the owner of Santa Fe-based Lujan Drilling. His Read More

Man’s Head Crushed in Workplace Accident


Canada A 63 year-old Montreal-area man is dead after his head was crushed in a workplace accident in Gatineau on Thursday, police said. Just past 11:30 a.m., the unidentified man was unloading glass being delivered to Vitrerie Vision Moderne at 1065 De la Carrière Boulevard when his head became stuck Read More

Crane Collapses While Hoisting Christmas Tree in Somerville


Somerville, Massachusetts A small crane being used to hoist a tree crashed onto it’s side, and onto the roof of a public library in Somerville, Massachusetts. A DPW crew was putting up a Christmas with a boom truck when something went wrong and the truck toppled on it’s side. There Read More

Construction Accident Kills One

Construction Crane Accident Kansas City Missouri 2009

Kansas City, Missouri A construction accident at the future home of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts killed one man and critically injured a second this afternoon. A portable boom lift with a basket on top toppled over about 1:45 p.m. just north of the building under construction at Read More

N.J. Man Killed in Philadelphia Crane Accident

Crane Accident - Flips and Drops Worker to His Death Philadelphia 2009

Philadelphia A tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building today, killing a New Jersey construction worker who fell 125 feet. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof. He Read More

Man Killed Contacting Power Line


Ontario, Canada Residents of a quiet New Sudbury neighbourhood were left shaken after an Evans Home Building Centre employee was killed in an industrial accident Wednesday. Brandie Lahti, 17, was at home when she heard a “bang” followed by a “poof sound.” She went outside to see what had happened. Read More

Man Suffers Electrical Burns While Delivering Grain


Burns, Wisconsin  A male truck driver suffered electrical burns Friday afternoon after the boom on his truck hit a power line. The La Crosse County Sheriffs Department says the accident happened just after 3:30 Friday afternoon at W1334 Pierce Road in the Town of Burns. Deputies say a 52-year-old male Read More

Worker Shocked by Power Line Remains in ICU


Arkansas  The 26-year-old construction worker shocked while working on a local church roof Thursday remained in intensive care at Washington Regional Medical Center on Friday evening. The victim and a coworker from TLC Construction were elevated in a bucket lift on the east side of Trinity United Methodist Church, 1021 Read More

Crane Crash Traps Operator, Sends Two to Hospital


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

Time-Warner Subcontractor Electrocuted


Madisonville, Ohio A man working as a subcontractor for Time-Warner Cable died today when his bucket truck came into contact with electrical wiring. Leo Bell of Arlington Avenue in Hamilton was working for Brock & Sons when he came into contact with an electric line. The 43-year old was rushed Read More

Crane Collapses at Medical Centre

Cherry Picker Collapses Above Roof UK 2009

United Kingdom An NHS walk-in centre in Swindon was evacuated on Monday after a cherry picker collapsed above the roof. The machinery was being used to clean windows at the Great Western Hospital when a pin became loose. It was left hanging precariously above the roof of the centre, which Read More

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