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Man Dies as Car Smashes into Crane

Car Smashes into Crane Zambia 2010

Zambia A Hammanskraal man lost his life yesterday when his car collided with a crane on the Old Warmbaths Road. Tebogo Selomo, of Unit D in Temba, was killed on impact and his car was trapped under the crane. The crane, which weighs 25 tons and belongs to Chime Crane Read More

2 Killed in Crane Accident


India Two transport workers were crushed to death when a crane in the deep water port hit a goods auto engaged for transportation of materials for an oil rig company this evening. Police sources said the cable of the crane hit the auto, smashing it. The port police have registered Read More

Worker Dies in Crane Accident in Istanbul’s Tuzla Shipyards


Istanbul One worker died and another was injured Thursday in a work accident in Istanbul’s Tuzla shipyards, an area notorious for workplace fatalities, Anatolia news agency reported. One worker died and another was injured Thursday in a work accident in Istanbul’s Tuzla shipyards, an area infamous for workplace fatalities, Anatolia Read More

Worker Fatally Crushed at NW Ind. Soap Factory


Hammond, Indiana State inspectors have checked a northwestern Indiana factory where a worker was killed in an industrial accident. Authorities say 61-year-old Steve Mangona of Kendallville suffered multiple crushing injuries that killed him Sunday at the Unilever soap factory in Hammond. United Steelworkers officials say Mangona was an electrician who Read More

Toppled Crane Crushes Two Vehicles In Tamarac


Tamarac, Florida A crane accident in Tamarac left two vehicles crushed on Friday. The crane, owned by Action Crane Service, was being used to hoist an air conditioning unit to the roof of a 4-story condominium located at 7616 Trent Drive. It’s not known how the crane tipped over but Read More

Man Killed as Crane Collapses at the Port in Harwich


United Kingdom A man was killed and another seriously injured when a cradle carried by a crane collapsed at a port in Essex. Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene at Parkeston Quay in Harwich just before 0800 BST after reports that a crane had collapsed. The two Read More

Man Killed in Crane Accident at Port

Louisiana Man Trapped Under Crane and Killed 2010

Shreveport, Louisiana A construction worker was killed at the Caddo-Bossier Port on Tuesday when he was pinned under a crane and metal fabrication. The accident happened during the noon hour at a construction site at the port, which is located south of Shreveport off Louisiana Highway 1. The Shreveport Fire Read More

Easter Tragedy – Crane Crushes Nine


Lagos — It was a gory sight Easter Sunday at Okigwe Imo State, when a crane en-route to Port Harcourt lost control and crushed over seven persons to death including two masquerades, and left dozens of others critically injured. The tragic incident took place around 7pm as the heavy duty Read More

Man Killed in Local Steel Plant Incident Remembered as Quality Driver


Murfreesboro, Tenneesee Forty-nine-year-old Victor Ray “Chip” Chipman climbed into his big rig and headed to Steel Technologies in Murfreesboro Wednesday to pick up a load of solid steel coils weighing more than 5,000 a piece not knowing it would be the last load he would ever attempt to haul. Chipman 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 Accident Traps Six Near Halle

Crane Accident Traps Six Near Halle Germany 2010

Germany A crane and 1,000-tonnes of scaffolding collapsed at a construction site south of Halle on Wednesday morning, temporarily trapping several workers and injuring 11 people, police said. The accident occurred around 10:30 am along a stretch of a new high-speed ICE Erfurt-Halle/Leipzig train line in the state of Saxony-Anhalt Read More

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