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Maryland Farmer Injured in Power Line Accident


A Maryland farmer was hospitalised in Easton on Monday after sustaining electric shock during work at a grain silo on his farm on Harmony Road, Preston. A heavy section was being lifted by crane to the top of the silo when a cable contacted overhead power lines, the power grounded Read More

Miami Tree Trimmer Electrocuted Inside Bucket Truck


Miami, Florida A tree trimmer was electrocuted Monday in Miami while on the job. The worker died in the raised basket of a truck after he reportedly came into contact with power lines near a home in the 1500 block of Northwest 30th Avenue. Miami Fire Rescue had to wait Read More

Crane Operator Hits Power Lines in South Carolina


Greenville, South Carolina A death occurred after the boom of a large truck mounted lift was raised into the overhead power lines. The man operating the machine was electrocuted and both he and the machine caught fire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Power Line Accident in Australia


Brisbane, Australia Two people have been rushed to hospital after a crane fell into power lines in Carina, in Brisbane’s east. The cherry picker fell into powerlines on Old Cleveland Rd around 12.35pm on Thursday. It is understood one person was trapped inside the bucket for some time with six Queensland Fire Read More

Two Men Electrocuted on Fort Myers Beach

Electrocution in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Flordia Two people were electrocuted Friday afternoon in an incident involving a lift at a gated community on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, it was 30-year-old Dustin Manning and 37-year-old Juan Bocanegra who were on that lift. Bocanegra lived Read More

Fatal Tree Trimmer Accident in Fort Lauderdale, Flordia

Tree Trimmer Electrocution

Fort Lauderdale, Florida A veteran tree trimmer who was shocked Tuesday afternoon while trying to cut down a towering tree remained hospitalized, officials said. City officials said on Wednesday that previous information they received indicating that the unidentified worker had died was incorrect. The incident happened about 3:20 p.m. in Read More

Electrocution in Minnesota


Willmar, Minnesota A 56-year-old Eagle Lake man is dead after being electrocuted while working on a boatlift at his home. The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office says Brian Van Engen was moving his boatlift when it came into contact with an extension cord that had been rubbed bare. The cord had Read More

Crane Electrocutes Bystander


Newbury, New Hampshire A crane touched an overhead power line in Newbury, New Hampshire, USA yesterday and caused the death of man working below. The man, said to be in his mid-40s, was employed by Guillemette Tree Service of Andover and was part of a team working with the department Read More

Bridgewater Crane Operator Falls Into Beaver River


Bridgewater, Pennsylvania A man was shocked and burned by powerful current from high-voltage lines that pass over a construction site where a bridge will be built over the Beaver River. Century Steel Erectors construction manager Rubbie Greenewalde said the iron worker was standing on a barge on the river and Read More

Lanes Re-open After Crane Accident on I-95

Crane Hits Power Lines Richmond VA 2012

Richmond, Virgina A construction crane accident late Tuesday night caused huge backups on I-95 near the Boulevard exit. There were no injuries from this accident, just a lot of headaches for driver trying to make their way through this area. Crews had to stop traffic for 15 minute intervals all night. Cars were bumper Read More

Raccoon Township Man Dies After Touching Power Line


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EDGEWORTH — A Raccoon Township man died after being shocked by a power line Wednesday while trimming a tree in Edgeworth. Chester Sipes, 47, was working in a D.L.S. Tree Service bucket truck about 1:55 p.m. in the front yard of 411 Chestnut Road, across the street from Read More

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