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Two Injured in Crane Mishap at Workshop

04/5/09

India Two persons were injured in Poonamallee on Friday after the body of a tipper lorry slipped from the crane that was lifting it and fell on them. The crane operator has been arrested for negligence. According to the police, a tipper lorry was brought for repair at a workshop Read More

Driver Fled Scene After Crane Damage Spree

03/2/09

United Kingdom AN HGV driver who failed to secure a crane arm on his lorry injured an elderly woman pedestrian and wrecked two cars before fleeing the scene, a court has heard. David Ball caused carnage in Kingsway, Kingsbridge, on January 31, 2008, shortly after leaving a local building site. Read More

Metal Beams Fall From Uptown Construction Site

11/10/08

Charlotte, North Carolina A crane dropped several steel beams from a bundle near the top of an uptown building under construction, causing the beams to shatter at least six windows as they fell. The debris narrowly missed a school bus and seriously shook up the driver. The accident happened just Read More

PSE&G Accident Cuts Off Worker’s Foot

10/23/08

Jersey City, New Jersey  A construction worker’s foot was severed by a 4,000-pound steel pipe swinging out of control from a crane yesterday at the Public Service Electric & Gas facility in Jersey City off St. Paul’s Avenue near the Pulaski Skyway, officials said. At about 8 a.m., Gerard McDonald, Read More

Girl in Crane Fall Miracle

09/28/08

United Kingdom A woman survived against astonishing odds yesterday after a huge air conditioning unit fell on her from a crane. She was walking past a building when the 8ft by 3ft appliance came loose from the winch eight storeys up. The woman, in her 20s, amazingly suffered only head, Read More

Crane Drops Steel on Architect Near WTC

12/15/07

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

Crane Drops Girder

12/22/03

Edmonton, Canada A crane was lowering the girder onto the bridge deck when it fell, and Alberta Transportation spokeswoman Leanne Strangland says they don’t know what happened. The girder was badly damaged, but no one was hurt.

Stone Worker Dies In Accident

11/28/03

High Point, North Carolina  An employee of a stone fabrication and import company was killed Tuesday in an industrial accident. Joel Ramirez Sanchez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after a large piece of stone broke away from a crane inside The Stone Resource Inc. building, said High Point Read More

Two Injured When Glass Pane Slips From Crane

11/20/03

Kurumba Village Resort Island of Male  A glass pane slipped from a crane in the process of taking out some glass panes from a container.

Elementary School Construction Accident Sends Two to Hospital

07/30/03

Columbia, South Carolina An accident happened shortly before 11:00am Saturday in front of Burnside Elementary School. Construction workers have been building a covered walkway here but Saturday their work site turned dangerous a sheet of metal hit two of them. One end of the walkway was already covered with sheet Read More

Circus Elephant Snarls Manila Traffic

05/9/03

Quezon City, Phillippine Jumbo, a tranquilized circus elephant, lands on the side of a truck after the rope tied to him loosened while he was being lifted by a crane in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila.

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