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Lucky Escape in London


A slinger/signaller helping unload a truck at the site of a new high rise tower in Bishopsgate, London, UK, had a lucky escape after he was suddenly hoisted into the air by the tag line he was using in July of 2018. Captured on the CCTV system, (See video link Read More

Fatal Crane Collapse at Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium

Fatal Crane Collapse 12-5-2013 2-06-02 PM

Sao Paulo, Brazil Two people age 40 and 42, have died, following the collapse of a crawler crane at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium which is due to host the opening ceremony for the 2014 football World Cup. The boom of the crane, a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR11350 owned Read More

Crane over in Manhattan

Crane Overturns NY 5-29-2013 2-18-06 PM

Manhattan, New York   A large crane fell over while doing work near the Water Club restaurant on the East River on Wednesday. No one was injured.                                               Read More

Employee Killed in Crane Accident at Jackson Construction Company


Jackson, Missouri Matthew J. Pooker, Age 29. The Jackson Police Department and Jackson Fire and Rescue responded to a deadly accident at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Penzel Construction Company. The police department says workers at the company were making repairs to a crane when on of them became trapped Read More

Train Rail Pins Nebraska Crane Operator in Industrial Accident


Harvey, New Brunswick A crane operator in New Brunswick was pinned to the controls of his machine by a train rail Tuesday in an industrial accident. A news release from the volunteer fire department in Harvey says the worker was using a crane on Tuesday night to lift some decommissioned Read More

Worker Dies in Fall Near Savannah


Richmond Hill, Georgia Federal safety officials are investigating a fatal accident near Savannah in which a worker fell to his death. The victim, who was not identified, fell 18 feet  Thursday after becoming entangled with a metal rafter being raised by a crane at a construction site in south Bryan County. Read More

Construction Worker Hospitalized After Crane Accident

Construction Worker Hospitalized by Crane Accident Texas 2010

Texas First responders attend to a construction worker whose hand became stuck in a construction crane at the 183A extension site near Crystal Falls Parkway.

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

Man Dies in Freak Accident


Marion County, West Virginia First responders were called to a scene this morning at United Rentals. The Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the Marion County Rescue Squad responded to a call from United Rentals around 8:30 AM. A 48-year-old man was getting equipment ready for the morning shipments, and checking Read More

Contractor Dies After Accident at AK Steel


Middletown, Ohio  A contract worker at AK Steel Corp.’s Middletown Works died Wednesday, April 8, following an accident. Paul Bartee, 47, of Erlanger, Ky., a pipe fitter who worked for United Group Services of Cincinnati, died from crush injuries sustained while working at AK Steel on Monday, April 6, according Read More

One Killed in Reliance Refinery Accident


India  A labourer was killed in an accident on Saturday at a Reliance Petroleum Ltd refinery under construction in Gujarat, but work has not stopped, police said. The victim died after getting entangled in a wire attached to a crane at the site in Jamnagar in Gujarat. A spokesman at Read More

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