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UK Crane Death Inquiry Launched

Crane Being used to Install Telephone Lines

United Kingdom  An investigation is under way into the death of a man crushed under a 30-tonne crane. The accident happened in a car park of the Royal Liverpool University hospital where engineers were installing telephone lines on the 12th floor. A doctor from the casualty department tended to the Read More

Crane Topples Knocking Out Power at Homes


Seattle, Washington MERCER ISLAND – A construction-crane operator escaped injury this morning on Mercer Island when his rig toppled as he was raising a concrete culvert. The accident downed power lines and caused an electricity outage near Southeast 33rd Street and 94th Avenue Southeast. Firefighters said the crane was loading Read More

Crane Collapses, Cutting Off Man’s Leg


San Francisco, California Construction Worker Hit by Giant Steel Cage A construction worker’s leg was severed yesterday when a giant cage-like steel structure fell on him during work on San Francisco International Airport’s grand expansion. Dan Chipparone, 23, was helping guide a reinforcing steel cage that was being lowered by Read More

Crane Operator’s Leg Crushed in I-5 Construction Accident


Clark County, Nevada A 51-year-old crane operator’s leg was crushed Thursday when he was pinned inside the cab of the crane after it fell on its side. It took Clark County Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue Team 45 minutes to free the man because his legs were pinned inside the cab, Read More

Work Site Fatality Leads to Charges


Alberta, Canada Charges under Alberta?s Occupational Health and Safety Act have been laid in connection with a workplace incident that resulted in the death of one worker. Sahara Sandblasting and Painting Ltd. of Edmonton and Mr. Dave Creighton, an employee of Sahara, are charged with a total of six counts of violating Read More

Construction Worker Killed as Crane Collapses on Him


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Work Site Fatality Near Fort McMurray Results in Charges


Alberta, Canada Work Site Fatality near Fort McMurray Results in Charges Charges, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, have been laid against L. Robert Enterprises Ltd. of Fort McMurray and Sydney Matthew McKay. The prosecution results from an Alberta Labour investigation into a workplace fatality that occurred on January 15, 1998. Read More

Insecure Load Claims Life


Morehead City, North Carolina James “Pop” Harvey was helping unload a barge at the port when approximately 3,000 pounds of unprocessed rubber fell on and killed him. Longshoremen said at the time that the incident apparently occurred because one of the four hooks used in lifting the three metal baskets Read More

3 Iron Workers Killed in Airport Garage Collapse


Portland, Oregon Three union Iron Workers were killed July 31 when a 150-foot section of a seven-story parking garage under construction at Portland International Airport collapsed. Killed were Donn Soto, 25, of Portland, a fourth-year apprentice in Portland Iron Workers Local 29; Nick Colouzis, 55, an assistant business agent and Read More

Construction Worker Dies as Crane Tips on I-94


Detroit, Michigan A construction worker was killed Tuesday evening when he was crushed between a 30-ton crane he was operating and the median on eastbound Interstate 94 just west of Interstate 75 in Detroit.

Coal Mine Fatality

Crane Accident West Virginia

Herndon, West Virginia Two independent contractor employees, a truck driver and crane operator, were dismantling the 50-foot boom of a crane as a part of preparing the crane for movement to a repair shop. The crane boom was lowered onto a single crib block. The truck driver, positioned underneath the Read More

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