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Three Hurt, Two Accidents, One Scene

04/29/12

Worker touches power line, falls from crane prior to rear-end crash. Two close calls occurred within minutes of each other on Highway 75 near LaPlatte, Nebraska Sunday morning. A worker was on top of a crane to check the clearance of the power lines when he came too close to Read More

Man Escapes with Life in Power Line Contact

04/9/12
JLG Ultra Boom Hits Power Lines Virginia 2012

Lynchburg, Virginia A man working from a boom lift received an electric shock in Lynchburg Virginia yesterday, but has escaped with his life. The man was using a JLG Ultra boom to work on a church spire, when he agreed to help retrieve a child’s balloons from a tree and Read More

Loader Crane Burns After Power Line Contact

03/9/12
Two Men Badly Burned in Crane Power Line Accident Malaysia 2012

Malaysia Two men escaped with burns after the boom of their loader crane contacted overhead power lines on a site near Alor Setar in Malaysia on Tuesday. The crane, a Unic telescopic model, was being used to unload stones when it struck and broke the power line, giving both men Read More

Utility Worker Electrocuted

09/15/11
Verizon Crane Hits Power Lines 2011

Brooklyn, New York Verizon Fined in 2012 A Verizon technician installing high-speed-Internet cables in Brooklyn, New York, was electrocuted on Wednesday after he accidentally touched a hidden power line. Douglas La Lima, 37, was using a utility truck, installing the overhead cables when a Con Edison power line hidden in Read More

Tampa Electric Contractor Electrocuted on the Job

05/13/11

Tampa, Florida A Tampa Electric contractor was electrocuted Thursday in the Lake Magdalene area, authorities said. Jason T. Moore, 35, of Wesley Chapel was working in an elevated bucket at 14729 N Florida Ave., when he touched a live transformer, the Hills­borough County Sheriff’s Office said. “We heard a big Read More

Crane Operator Killed in 2nd Jacksonville Electrocution in 3 Weeks

05/6/11

Jacksonville, Florida A 39-year-old man died this morning when a crane, hooked to a pile of metal material, hit an electrical wire above Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville police said. The yellow Lorain crane that hit the wire at about 9 a.m. was stamped with a Callaway Contracting Inc. sign. Callaway Contracting representatives Read More

Man Fatally Electrocuted in Bucket Truck

04/15/11
Virginia Bucket Truck Electrocuted Worker 2011

Front Royal, Virginia A Front Royal man was fatally electrocuted in an accident Friday, Apr. 15. Front Royal Police Chief Richard Furr said Aaron W. Bradley, 19 of Guard Hill Rd. in Front Royal, was killed at the intersection of North Shenandoah Ave. and Kendrick Lane. Bradley was in a Read More

Surveyor Killed After Hitting Power Line

04/4/11

Jacksonville, Florida Authorities say a member of a surveying crew working in north Florida was apparently electrocuted when the bucket of his lift truck hit a power line. Jacksonville police say the man was in the bucket to take pictures of an intersection Thursday evening when he raised it too Read More

Man Dies After Crane Hits Power Lines

01/31/11

Australia The Queensland Ambulance Service says a 24-year-old man died at Cloncurry yesterday on premises near Bell Street. Police say the victim was standing near the crane at the time of the accident. Superintendent Ray Pringle says the man was helping to move large steel containers at the premises in Read More

Lightning Strikes Construction Crane (Fontana, California)

10/23/10

A man at a Fontana construction site was treated at a hospital Friday morning after lighting struck a crane he was touching. The unidentified man was injured at 9:42 a.m. at Sierra Avenue and Valley Boulevard, near Kaiser Medical Center, said Regional Dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller. Paramedics found him conscious Read More

Man Electrocuted

10/20/10
Power Line Contact Causes Electric Fatality 2010

Conway, Michigan A man was electrocuted yesterday in Conway, Michigan after he cam into contact with overhead power lines while operating a trailer mounted lift The 38 year old man was carrying out renovation work on his home when it happened. After coming into contact with the power lines his Read More

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