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Bronx Crane Accident Kills Filipino Worker


Jersey City, New Jersey A 38-year-old Filipino father of four was crushed to death when an industrial size air conditioning unit fell from a crane onto the sidewalk next to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Tuesday morning, the police said. Michael Tristan Mananghaya of Jersey City, N.J. was rushed to the hospital’s Read More

Hardhat Crushed in Bronx Horror


Bronx, New York A construction worker was crushed to death in The Bronx yesterday by a giant refrigeration unit that slid off a crane. A crane was hoisting the front of the trailer next to Bronx Lebanon Hospital as Tristan Mananghaya stood next to it, authorities at the scene said. Read More

Fatal Wind Farm Accident in Germany

Wind Farm Accident Germany

Mannhegan, Germany A fatal wind farm incident happened yesterday morning at 10am on a site in Mannhagen, northern Germany. The operator of the Felbermayr owned Liebherr crawler crane was killed when a blade dropped onto the cab during the installation of Vestas turbines. A statement from Vestas Wind Systems A/S Read More

Man Crushed to Death by Telehandler


gloucestershire, UK A man was killed after he was crushed by a telehandler at an engineering firm in Gloucestershire. A recent report on the local website,, says that 64-year old Spencer Powles died in hospital almost two weeks after the industrial accident on October 24th at Complete Utilities in Read More

Crane / Lorry Overturns in Overloading Accident


Salzburg, Austria A 29-year old worker was hospitalised in Salzburg on Monday after becoming pinned under an overturned crane-mounted lorry in St Gilgen. The accident occurred during the unloading of timber from the lorry and it is speculated that the crane was overloaded, leading to the vehicle’s instability.

Crane Overturns in Norway


Borge, Norway A 70 year old crane operator was trapped under his crane in Borge to the northeast of Fredrikstad, after it overturned on Saturday. The crane a P&H Rough Terrain appears to have been picking & carrying a load at the time, and went over on its side, although Read More

Crane Operator Crushed in Austria

Austria Loader Crane Crushes Operator

Austria A man died yesterday at a site in Austria after he was crushed by the boom of his loader crane. The incident occurred in the small town of Passail, 30 kilometres northeast of Graz in Styria. The crane operator was lifting pallets of tiles onto the single home building Read More

Workman Dies After Being Hit by Falling Cement Bucket


Columbia A construction worker died in Medilaser Hospital after being injured at the Amaranto Club House, a Pagroup site near the Alberto Galindo district north of Neiva. He was working on the 8th floor at the newbuild site when a bucket of cement being lifted by crane became unstable and Read More

Falling Crane Section Kills Tyrol Worker


Tyrol, Austria A crane section estimated to weigh a tonne fell and struck a scaffolder standing beside a lorry yesterday at the Fendlerbach bridge site at Imst bei Ried in Tyrol, the force of the blow directly on his head killing him instantly.

Crush Accidents in Etten-Leur and Heeze


Ettern-Leur, Netherlands On Tuesday a worker died in a crush accident at commercial premises on Puuvreweg in Etten-Leur when he became pinned inside a shipping container as a machine was being placed inside by a forklift truck. On Tuesday afternoon at a cement works on Industrieweg in Heeze a 44-year Read More

Fatality As Steel Slips From Sling During Loading to HGV


Trostberg, Bavaria An 18-year old worker was crushed to death on Monday morning at a steel plant in Trostberg, Bavaria, when a 500-Kg steel beam slipped from a sling and fell 1.5-metres on to him as he was loading it on to a lorry by means of an overhead crane.

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