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Crane Crashes Into Southwest Home

09/24/08
Crane Crashes Into Southwest Home

Canada  It took crews several hours to remove a crane that crashed onto a southwest Calgary home Wednesday night. It happened at around 6:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Sierra Morena Place in the community of Richmond Hill. The crane was in the process of moving a hot tub Read More

Crane Malfunction Cause of Carol Stream Man’s Death in Campton Hills

09/22/08

Campton Hills, Illinois A Carol Stream man killed Friday while trimming trees in Campton Hills died when the crane he was operating malfunctioned and fell on him, authorities said today. Because of the equipment’s instability, Jeffrey MacNeal Gring, 54, remained trapped for nearly eight hours before rescue officials could safely Read More

Crane Collapses at Falls Airport

09/20/08

Canada A crane collapsed and fell onto the steel structure of the new Niagara Falls International Airport passenger terminal Friday. Lee Weitz, an official of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Aviation Division, said the crane fell onto a vestibule of the terminal framework at about 2:15 p. m. It happened Read More

Local Man Killed in Crane Accident

09/19/08

Mankato, Minnesota More information lost due to broken links.

Painter Injured After Crane Tips Over

09/18/08
Painter Injured After Crane Tips Over

Staunton, Virginia A painting contractor is recovering from a two-story fall after his crane toppled over in Staunton. The accident happened around 8 a.m. Thursday at 507 West Beverley Street. An employee of Buck’s Painting Company was using the crane to reach the second floor of the house, but a wheel reportedly Read More

Man Injured as Dublin Crane Collapses

09/18/08

Ireland  A man was injured when a crane collapsed on a building site at the Point Village in Dublin this morning. The man’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Two other men were taken to hospital and treated for shock. The Health and Safety Authority has launched an Read More

Crane Accident Causes Power Outage

09/17/08
Crane Accident Causes Power Outage (1)

Panama City, Florida Gulf Power officials say an accident at a construction site has left more than two thousand Gulf Power customers in the dark. Gulf Power spokeswoman Lynn Erickson says crews have just arrived where a construction crane reportedly fell on top of power lines.  She says the call Read More

Crane Flips Over, Closes City Street

09/16/08

San Franciscisco, California A crane tipped over in San Francisco late Tuesday morning but did not cause any injuries, a fire lieutenant said. The mid-size crane tipped over into the street with a man inside the cab around 11:40 a.m. at Lyon Street and Broadway, near the Presidio. San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Read More

Worker Trapped in Collapsed Crane

09/12/08

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

Power Outage Hits Wood River Refinery

09/3/08

New York ConocoPhillips (COP.N) said a brief and partial power outage shut part of its 306,000 barrels per day Wood River oil refinery in Illinois on Wednesday. “We had a power outage earlier today, power was immediately restored,” spokeswoman Keesha Dhaene told Reuters. She said the outage was partial but Read More

Tree Trimmers’ Crane Falls on Ocoee Home

09/2/08

 Ocoee, Florida A crane being used by tree trimmers toppled and fell on a mobile home in Ocoee on Monday evening. A family of five was home at the time, but no one was injured, said Division Chief Butch Stanley of the Ocoee Fire Department. Although firefighters are waiting for the crane Read More

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