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Two Injured After Part of Crane Strikes Workers


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

One Dead, Five Injured as Iron Rods Come Crashing Down From Crane


India  People travelling on Third Main Road in Ambattur (near the Telephone Exchange) had a harrowing experience on Monday evening when iron rods weighing about 50 tonnes came crashing down from an overhead crane, killing one person and injuring five. The crane was being used at the construction site of Read More

Deeside Worker Crushed in Paper Mill Accident


United Kingdom A MAN’S head and jaw were crushed in a horrific accident at a Deeside factory. The crane operator, in his 50s, was rushed to hospital with critical injuries from Shotton Paper Mill at about 4.30pm yesterday. Bosses said it was unclear exactly what happened, but it appeared a Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Steel Company


Calumet City, Illinois Authorities are investigating how a Calumet City man was crushed to death at work at a Chicago Heights steel company. Heladio Ramirez, 32, had been working as a steel bundler and loader at Highway Steel Inc. in the 200 block of Main Street, president Frank Corral said. Read More

Worker Dies in Mobile Shipyard Accident


Mobile, Alabama A construction worker was killed in an accident at a Mobile ship yard. Mobile Police spokeswoman Nancy Johnson said 24-year-old Dimitri Hicks died Wednesday at about 7 a.m. She said Hicks was operating an overhead crane and was pinned between a sheet of steel and a wall. The Read More

Steelworker Dies at Mittal Burns Harbor Plant


Indiana  A steelworker died Wednesday in a “freak accident” at the Burns Harbor facility of Mittal Steel USA, after being pinned between two girders. Paul Gipson, president of United Steelworkers Local 6787 identified the member as Russell Payne, 60, of Portage. Payne leaves a wife and two sons. The accident Read More

Man Electrocuted After Work Truck Boom Touches Power Lines


Canada  A man working in a southern Alberta hamlet was electrocuted when he touched a truck that had come into contact with power lines. Police and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety are investigating the incident that happened Monday evening in New Dayton, about 300 kilometres southeast of Calgary, said the Read More

Overhead Gantry Sign Hit by Crane, Falls on Taxi


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Two Men Hurt in Accident at Nucor


Blytheville, Arkansas Two contractors were injured Wednesday afternoon at Nucor Steel Arkansas, according to plant manager Dave Chase. The men are employees of Systems Contracting Corp. and were identified as Michael Evans, 44, of Blytheville and Marty Kilman, 36, of Bald Knob. Both men were airlifted to the Regional Medical Read More

Man Dies in Crane Accident at Boeing Factory


Man dies in crane accident at Boeing factory when the cab of  an overhead crane breaks and falls 60 feet at a Boeing Company wing assembly operation.

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