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Crane Involved in Fatal Crash After Leaving Scene of Highrise Incident

04/27/11
Motorist Collides with Mobile Crane - 1 Fatality - Canada 2011

A motorist died Tuesday night in a collision with a crane truck that had been involved earlier in the evening in a construction incident in the Beltline. The fatal crash happened on 50th Avenue S.E. near 35th Street in the Foothills Industrial Park. Emergency crews were called to the scene Read More

Crane Plunges Down 20m Embankment

04/21/11
Australia - Crane

Australia A 16-TONNE crane plunged down a 20-metre embankment at Wongawallan on the Gold Coast this morning. The incident happened on Tamborine-Oxenford Road about 8.50am, when the crane’s brakes are believed to have failed as it went down a hill. Two men were in the crane and were treated by ambulance officers Read More

2 Men Killed In Accident

10/15/10
Scene

Belize Yesterday we reported on two tower riggers who were killed when a crane failed. It happened in St. Margaret Village on the Hummingbird Highway. 19 year old Michael Pandy and 28 year old Keith Nicolas were employees of a company called Efficient Tower Service – and were setting up Read More

Man Hit on Head by Crane

09/27/10

New Zealand A Wellington man was taken to hospital by helicopter this morning after being hit by a crane boom while unloading a truck. The Westpac rescue helicopter, with two Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics on board, responded to the incident near the Paraparaumu landfill about 9.15am this morning. “We understand Read More

Rollover Crash Slows Traffic on Highway 3

09/22/10
Big Rig Rollover in Crane Collision Washington 2010

Silverdale, Washington A rollover crash involving a commercial truck slowed traffic on southbound Highway 3 at Newberry Hill Road Wednesday evening. According to Washington State Patrol, the right front tire on the the truck blew out, causing it to pull to the right. The truck left the roadway, went up Read More

Crane Fails, Injuring Workers

09/22/10

Orcutt, California Santa Barbara County Fire Officials responded to an industrial accident in the Orcutt area to a facility on Dominion Rd at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon. Fire crews say workers were trying to raise a large drilling pipe with a crane when the crane failed. The pipe hit two Read More

1 Killed, Another Hurt In Crane Accident

08/31/10

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma OSHA is now investigating a crane accident that killed one worker and injured another. It happened Tuesday night on the Chesapeake Energy campus near Northwest 63rd Street and Classen Boulevard. Police think the crane malfunctioned and something fell off it. The two victims were putting away equipment Read More

Crane Accident Closes Primary School

05/18/10

Britsh Virgin Islands At approximately 5:00 o’clock Thursday afternoon, a crane owned and operated by Kenneth Smith of Sea Cow’s Bay overturned while working on the steel frame section of the roof of the new St. George’s Primary School in Road Town causing extensive damage to the roof of the Read More

Man Critical After Industrial Accident at Pennant Hills

11/19/09

Australia A man is in a critical but stable condition following a major accident on a construction site in Pennant Hills. The accident accourred just after 9am on Wednesday. The man sustained fractures to his right leg and ankle, lacerations to the head and serious internal injuries. It is believed Read More

Lift Collapse Kills Twenty-Six

10/9/09

China  The collapse of two lift cages in a mine in central China has killed 26 men and injured five others. The accident occurred in Lengshuijiang city in Hunan province when the lift brakes failed, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Production at the mine, which includes tin ore, antimony Read More

Crane Fire Closes Tehachapi Roadway

08/18/09

Tehachapi, California A Tehachapi roadway was closed for several hours Tuesday night after a 168,000 pound crane caught on fire while the driver was still inside. The fire started around 5:15pm while the driver was traveling on Tehachapi Willows Spring Road near Highline Road. The vehicle leaked about 100 gallons Read More

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