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Construction Worker Killed in Accident in Verona

10/23/09

Verona, Pennsylvania A man was killed yesterday when he was struck by falling concrete in a construction accident at Longwood at Oakmont, an assisted living facility in Verona. An initial investigation suggests Yamil Gonzalez, 29, was working on the fourth floor of a structure when a crane lifting materials struck Read More

Two Men Injured in Fall From Grain Silos in Lake Odessa

10/8/09

Lake Odessa, Michigan  State safety authorities were at a grain elevator today after two men were injured, one critically when he fell 120 feet after a crane basket he was inside collapsed. The 37-year-old Allegan man, working for Agri Equipment of Allegan, was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Read More

Construction Worker Killed When Wall Falls

09/16/09

Lake Charles, Louisiana  Officials say a construction worker died and one suffered serious injuries after a frame wall fell on them. Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office chief investigator Zeb Johnson said a 14-foot wall was being lifted into place on a Lake Charles construction site Tuesday when it fell on the Read More

Laborer Killed in Hydraulic Lift Crash

08/19/09

India  One labourer was crushed to death and three others injured in a bizarre accident on Tuesday when a hydraulic lift  came apart while lifting a heavy metal supported by two cranes in Meenambakkam in the city. The incident took place on the premises of the Binny Engineering Company which Read More

Crane Drops Load on Road

07/4/09

Australia A Crane working on a high rise building in Melbourne has dropped a load of plaster, causing traffic mayhem. Worker Paul Carrel was on the fifth floor when the plaster fell, landing metres from cars waiting at traffic lights. “It was really loud – just bang,” he said of Read More

Construction Worker Killed at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

06/22/09

Ann Arbor, Michigan At about 10 a.m. Monday, construction worker Gary Winisky Jr. was killed after a heavy load of roofing material fell from a crane and struck him on the head at the site of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hopsital addition. Diane Brown, Department of Public Safety spokesperson, said that Read More

Crane Crushes Motorcycle Operator

06/21/09

Nigeria  A commercial motorcycle operator, Okada, was crushed to death on Sunday by the construction crane of an outdoor advertising firm in Ikeja, Lagos. Employees of the ad firm, ALT Media were installing a gantry for a signage company with a crane when it slipped and fell on an oncoming Read More

Second Crane Accident in Sliema in Two Weeks

06/5/09

Malta  Residents of Sacred Heart Avenue, Sliema, got a second fright from a crane accident in as many weeks when part of a tower crane crashed during assembly this evening. No one was injured The incident took place in the same spot where a tower crane crashed onto buildings on Read More

Crane Accident in Tokyo Kills Construction Worker

06/3/09

Japan  The operator’s cab and arm of a tower crane slid down the mast and crashed on the ground in Tokyo on Wednesday, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. The impact of the crash caused the arm to snap in the middle, and its top end brought down Read More

Crane Gives Way, Two Critical

05/16/09

Bokaro, India Two employees of Bokaro Steel Plant were seriously injured after a 1.5 tonne iron coil being carried on a magnetic crane fell on them from a height of about 12 feet around 9.20am today. It’s unclear how the two, Anand Mahto of Sector XII and Bal Krishna Prasad Read More

Two Injured After Part of Crane Strikes Workers

05/15/09

Minnesota  Minneapolis Police say two people are injured after part of an overhead crane fell off and struck them. The incident happened at the Hiawatha Metalcraft Inc. building in the 2600 block of 31st Avenue South. According to Sgt. Bill Palmer, the two people were injured when part of the Read More

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