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Man Killed After Crane Accident in Brisbane


Brisbane, Australia A man was killed when a crane collapsed on him in a Brisbane tile factory early today. Police said the man was working in the Monier Tile factory in Bellwood Street, Darra when the crane fell on him before 4am. Workplace Health and Safety officers were investigating the incident, a Read More

Worker Dies After Being Crushed by Steel Beams


Tampa, Florida A 32-year-old Cape Coral man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a construction accident in Ybor City. Robert Padilla was a supervisor for one of the construction companies working on the luxury apartment complex, The Park at Ybor City. Tampa police Detective Bob Holland said Padilla was standing on Read More

Gantry Crane Collapsed on Bridge Job


Daytona, Florida Engineers have figured out why a block-long construction gantry collapsed last week: Its manufacturer left out a few pieces. Broadway Bridge construction officials said only the tail end of the massive horizontal crane actually collapsed 10 days ago, a section about one-tenth the total length of the structure. Read More

State Faces Questions Over Crane Accident


Auburn, New York Original Accident It’s been more than two years since Laura Cuthbert was nearly killed in a crane accident, and she’s still trying to find out what happened. In response to her most recent plea for help, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s office wrote that it doesn’t have Read More

Crane Operator Killed


Michigan Operator of crane killed by falling pipe.

Crane Accident Has Claimed Life


Connecticut A Crane accident has taken the life of a New Hanover County Man. The man was sitting on a truck when a crane snapped hitting him on the head.  Billy Vogler, of Willimington was pronounced dead after being taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Fire officials say the Read More

Crane Overturned Trapping Operator in Cab


Quincy, Illinois Crane overturned trapping operator in cab. A construction accident has a 50-year-old Quincy man in the hospital in critical condition. Dennis Hagerbaumer was operating a crane when the machine overturned. Hagerbaumer was moving steel at the Alter Scrap Processing Company along Gardner Expressway when the crane tipped over. Read More

Crane Pins Construction Worker


Tampa / Hillsbourough, Florida. A construction worker was killed after he was pinned by a crane while helping to build a bridge near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard north of Interstate 75 on Thursday afternoon, Tampa police said. Peter Peirhach, 49, was flown from the scene to Tampa General Hospital where Read More

Man Knocked Into Water After Crane Collapsed


Kentucky The freak accident on Ohio River claims life of a Jeffersonville, Indiana man. It happened at Tartans Landing in Goshen. Police say the crane, which was attached to a floating barge, snapped from its base. When it fell, it hit 34-year-old Steven T. Ayres of Jeffersonville, and trapped him Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Two People and Injures Others


Two people were killed and at least two others injured when a crane collapsed Wednesday at a power plant construction site. 6/12/2002: Contractor Files Suit

Fatal Construction Accident at the Future Home of the Academy Awards


Hollywood, California Francisco Javier Mendoza Jr., 24, of Norwalk apparently was at the bottom of an 80-foot parking structure excavation for the $430 million “Hollywood & Highland Development” when he was hit.  Los Angeles fire Capt. Steve Ruda told reporters near the accident site in the 1700 block of North Read More

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