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Fatal Loader Crane Incident

Fatal Loader 11-5-2013 2-15-45 PM

Sarawak region of Malaysia A loader crane operator was electrocuted while unloading steel rods from a truck in the Sarawak region of Malaysia on Friday. Loi Ming Liong, 37, was killed on the spot after the boom of his articulated crane touched live overhead power lines. Another truck loaded with Read More

Boom Lift Electrocution

Boom Lift Electrocution 10-18-2013 11-45-36 AM

Charlotte, North Carolina A man died yesterday on a site in Charlotte, North Carolina after he contacted overhead power lines from the platform of self-propelled boom lift he was using. The man, a construction worker with contractor Adolphson and Peterson was working on new apartment block at the University of Read More

Crane Operator Electrocuted

Electrocuted Vancouver Canada10-8-2013 11-49-27 AM

Vancouver, Canada A loader crane operator died after the boom of the crane he was operating came in to contact with overhead power lines, in Vancouver, Canada on Friday. The man, said to be in his 60’s, was operating the crane from the ground, unloading lumber in the street when Read More

Tree Man Electrocuted

Man Electrocuted 8-23-2013 1-36-11 PM

Holliston, Massachusetts A man working from an aerial lift died yesterday in Holliston, near Boston, Massachusetts after he touched overhead power lines The man, Ryan Hopkins, 26, was working for local company Ahronian Landscape & Design, where he had worked for 10 years, and was using a Niftylift TD120-T/TD34T tracked Read More


A man who received an electric shock while working from an aerial lift in Newfoundland was saved by his harness The incident occurred yesterday in Carbonear, while the man, 55, was painting the outside of a tire store, he apparently backed into overhead power lines received a shock and was Read More

Man Shocked by Power Line While Working in Cherry Picker

Man Shocked in Tulsa 7-26-2013 2-32-13 PM

Tulsa, Oklahoma A 24-year-old man was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition Sunday after accidentally brushing up against a power line, Tulsa Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Kellie Bruer said. Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Tom Gillespie said the man was in a cherry picker about 25-30 feet Read More

Worker Injured After Crane Line Hits Power Line in Vancouver

Lucky Escape 7-19-2013 12-37-09 PM

Vancouver, Canada A man had a lucky escape on a job site in Vancouver, Canada yesterday after the hoist cables of a tower crane brushed against overhead power lines.                             The power line runs right along the Read More

Man Electrocuted After Crane Brings Down Electric Pole


Chennai, India A 58-year-old resident of Alandur died in a freak accident on Tuesday night. Police said a driver attached to metro rail construction  work going in his crane near the Alandur subway when it rammed an electricity pole. The pole fell and the area was plunged into darkness. Vinayagam, before whose house Read More

A Man Electricuted


Brisbane, Australia A man was reportedly thrown from the aerial lift he was using in Brisbane, Australia earlier today after touching overhead power lines and receiving an electric shock. The man, 25, employed by utility company Energex was apparently working on a pole replacement job and maintenance work on the Read More

Electricity Truck Crane Caught Fire


Charlotte, NC No one was hurt but thousands were without power after a power line struck a crane in the South Park area on Friday morning.                             The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of Carmel Road Read More

Worker Killed After Being Shocked at Neyland Drive Water Treatment Plant

Knoxville Tennessee Crane Worker Electrocuted

Knoxville, Tennessee A worker was killed in Knoxville on Monday after receiving a high-voltage electrical shock, according to Knoxville police. The incident took place around noon at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant near Fort Loudon Lake on Neyland Drive, where a major plant construction project has been underway for several Read More

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