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Tree Worker Fatality

07/6/18

A man who fell from a tree while removing it from the backyard of home in Rowley, Massachusetts – North West of Boston – on Thursday, June 30, has died. The man, David Bova, 34, of Meyer Tree Service was around 17 meters up working in conjunction with a crane Read More

Fatal Fall

05/30/18

A man died earlier today after falling during the placement of beams on Sound Transit’s East Link light rail extension project from Bellevue to Redmond in Washington state. The local emergency services said that the man fell around 10 metres from a bridge support column, as it was being prepared Read More

Suspended Platform Collapse

10/5/15

Houston, Texas A man was seriously injured today after the suspended platform he was working from plummeted to the ground, possibly striking a boom lift on the way down. The local fire department was also called in to rescue two men – also working on the building – from a Read More

Virginia Bucket Truck Fatality

09/14/15
Fatal Bucket 9-18-2015 2-00-23 PM

Augusta County, Virginia A man died on Saturday after falling around 20 meters after the bucket was sheared off the boom by a cable.                                                     Read More

65 Deaths in Tower Crane Collapse

09/11/15
Tower Collapse 9-11-2015 2-54-44 PM

Saudi Arabia A luffing jib tower crane has collapsed onto the Grand Mosque – the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, according to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defence Force.    The report says that 65 worshipers have died and 154 have been injured in the incident. The crane is almost certainly one Read More

Leaving the Platform Proves Fatal

09/8/15
Fatal Platform 9-11-2015 2-42-25 PM

Exeter, Devon, UK Two UK companies have been found a total of £435,000 following a fatal fall when a man climbed out of a boom lift to carry out a job. The incident, occurred in Exeter, Devon, in November 2011, when glazing specialist London Fenestration Trades, working for contractor Sir Read More

Twin Fatality from Suspended Platform

08/31/15
Twin Fatality 9-4-2015 1-50-05 PM

 Limerick, Ireland Two men died on Saturday after a man basket suspended from a loader crane dropped into the river in Limerick, Ireland. Three men working for an unnamed sub-contractor were carrying out repairs to the Thomond Bridge from a man basket slung from the hook of a Palfinger articulated Read More

Tree Man Catapulted

08/31/15
Man Catapulted 9-4-2015 1-40-41 PM

West Fargo, North Dakota A tree worker was catapulted out of his platform on Thursday in West Fargo, North Dakota while trying to lift a log.                                                 Read More

Man Flipped from Platform

08/18/15
Man Flipped 8-21-2015 1-05-38 PM

Ellisville, Missouri A linesman is in serious condition after falling around five meters from a bucket truck after it was clipped by a passing truck yesterday. The man was working on overhead power lines over a road near Ellisville, Missouri, when a tractor trailer tried to pass underneath and struck Read More

Bucket Truck Fall

08/10/15
Bucket Truck Fall 8-14-2015 1-37-51 PM

 Boca Raton, Florida A man is said to have fallen from a utility truck in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday, while working on a building. The man was apparently working on a building in the city when he is reported to have fallen from the platform, although the only photo Read More

Ironworker Hurt After Falling Some 40 Feet

07/10/15
Pic 7-31-2015 9-39-40 AM

Logan International Airport, Massachusetts A 53-year-old ironworker was critically injured Friday morning at Logan International Airport when he fell some 40 feet to the ground after a 32-ton concrete panel he was trying to secure fell from a crane hoisting it to the third floor of a parking garage under construction. Read More

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