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Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse


Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

OSHA Cites Tower Crane Company for UTD Incident

UTD Tower Crane

University of Dallas, Texas (UTD) Original Story OSHA has cited Harrison Hoist of Grand Prairie, Texas with six serious safety violations for the fatal tower crane collapse at the University of Texas in July and is proposing $29,400 in fines. Harrison Hoist employees were dismantling the crane when it went Read More

Walsh Construction Fined for Violations


Madison, Indiana Indiana regulators have fined a construction company $10,000 for violations found following the death of an Ohio River bridge worker. Fifty-year-old Roger Cox of Austin, Ind., died in May after becoming trapped between an aerial bucket he had been standing in and a steel beam on the bridge Read More

Juneau Company Fined for Crane Accident


Juneau, Alaska Original Story (11/6/2011) A Juneau construction company has been fined in connection with a deadly crane accident. The Juneau Empire says the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Trucano Construction Co. $5,000 in connection with the death last year of 75-year-old Boyd Cody. The company was cited in January for failing Read More

Liverpool Tower Crane Collapse Contractor Fined £280k

Tower Crane Accident Liverpool UK 2012 Update

Liverpool, UK The Original Story Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland has been fined £280,000 for the 2009 collapse of a tower crane in Liverpool that left the operators paralysed. Structural engineer Bingham Davis, which has since ceased trading, was also found culpable and fined a nominal £1,000. Inadequate foundations was determined Read More

Crane Falls at Metro Site, Contractor Simplex to be Fined


India Simplex Tower Crane Accident in September 2010 Simplex Crane Accident in August 2010 Leaves One Dead After five accidents, including one death, the MMRDA has decided to come down heavily on contractor Simplex Infrastructure for negligence. After two accidents in the past on the Lalbaug flyover, which was constructed by Read More

Man, 22, Killed in South Side Industrial Accident


Milwaukee, Wisconsin A 22-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in an industrial accident on the south side Tuesday when a 6,000-pound steel bar fell on him. Benjamin H. Alcorn, a crane operator at Acme Galvanizing Inc., 2730 S. 19th St., was crushed about 4 a.m. under a steel bar that had Read More

Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project (2)

Knoxville, Tennessee Tosha levied $16,750 in various penalties against Britton Bridge LLC following the work-site death of a project foreman on Jan. 25. John Womac, 33, of Charleston, Tenn., died after being struck in the head by the bucket and arm of a track hoe on the south side of Read More

Construction Crane Sinks Into the Water Spilling Hazardous Oil

Crane Sinks in Accident 2010

Juno Beach, Florida A sinking crane caused a scare in Juno Beach Tuesday morning. The crane was repairing boat docks in the Intracoastal Waterway in Bert Winters Park when it tipped over. Fuel spilled into the Intracoastal Waterway, but the Fish and Wildlife Commission says the spill was minimal and Read More

Crane Truck Wreck Snarls Traffic; Driver Charged

Crane Operator Charged with Wreckless Driving

Whittles, Virginia Virginia State Police and crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation had to shut down bothsouthbound travel lanes and direct traffic for about an hour Monday afternoon after an accident on U.S. 29 near Whittles. The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. when David Young, owner of David Young Construction in Gretna, lost control of the crane Read More

Crane Drops Steel on Architect Near WTC


New York A crane dropped seven tons of steel from a skyscraper onto a construction trailer Friday, seriously injuring an architect at the site just across from ground zero. The builder of a new corporate headquarters for investment banking giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was cited for four violations, including Read More

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