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Man Electrocuted in Deerfield Beach

Man Electrocuted Florida 2009

Deerfield Beach, Florida A man was electrocuted in Deerfield Beach as he stood on a cherry picker, on Sunday afternoon. Alex Ferradas, 38, owned a pressure cleaning company. He was with another employee when his cherry picker came in contact with a power line. That contact turned out to be Read More

Man Suffers Critical Burns From Power Line


Topeka, Kansas A man suffered critical burns Wednesday when he came in contact with a live power line while working outside a Topeka church. It happened just after 9:30 at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church. Authorities say the 56 year old who worked for Martinek and Flynn siding was working Read More

Two Hurt on Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

Two Hurt on Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

New York An M.T.A. construction truck struck an overhead road sign on the Queens-bound plaza of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, causing the steel sign structure to come crashing down on all six lanes and injuring two people who were on the truck, according to M.T.A. Bridges Read More

Two Receive Electric Shock In Tree Trimming Accident


Sioux Falls, South Dakota Two Sioux Falls men were taken to the hospital Saturday evening after receiving an electric shock from a power line. Sioux Falls police say the men were trimming trees at a building near 12th Street and Western Avenue when they were shocked by electricity. “They were in Read More

Tree Service Worker Dies; Electrocution Likely


Gainesville, Florida A man delivering mulch for a Gainesville tree service was killed Saturday when a boom on his truck touched a power line, causing a fire in the cab, reported the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s identity has not been released. However, sheriff’s Lt. Steve Maynard said he Read More

Worker Electrocuted While Fixing Power Line


Sri Lanka A worker at a private sector company in Pitakotte that had undertaken a contract to install a power line across Indigaha Ferry Road Panadura was electrocuted when the high-tension power line he was working on came into contact with a lamp post. The victim, Padmasiri Amaratunga (47), was Read More

Man Electrocuted in Geddes


New York A Village of Solvay Electric Department worker dies after being electrocuted in the Town of Geddes. Marc Mallaro, an electrician for the Town of Solvay Electric Department, was electrocuted with over 13,000 volts of electricity. Mallaro was working alone in a bucket atop a utility truck, when he Read More

Lucky Escape For Two Men Who Fell Six Meters After Crane Tipped Over


Australia TWO men had a lucky escape this morning after they fell nearly 6m to the ground after the cherry picker they were working in tipped over. The men, aged 36 and 50, were painting the outside of an apartment block in Church St, Richmond when the cherry picker tipped Read More

Man Critical from Power Line Shock


Bluffton, Indiana A man is hospitalized in critical condition, after being electrocuted in a utility bucket truck. It happened Thursday afternoon on Dustman Road in Bluffton. Newschannel 15 talked to Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis Thursday night.  He says lineman Hank Esmond was performing maintenance when he was severely shocked. Esmond was flown Read More

Six Injured in Crash Between Calgary Train

Six Injured in Crash Between Calgary Train

Calgary, Canada  Six people, including one child, were taken to hospital with minor injuries Wednesday morning after the boom arm of a mobile construction crane truck struck the front of a light-rail transit train. The accident happened around 10:20 a.m. local time in the northwest sector of the city, when the Read More

Twenty-Eight Year Old Elecrocuted


Buyck, Minnesota A 28 year old Buyck man is dead after being electrocuted. Duane Jensen was working with a construction crew Thursday morning loading tree removal debris on to a truck when the truck’s boom contacted an over head power line. Jensen’s coworker and the bike fire department’s first responders Read More

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