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Police Hunting ‘Dumb’ Runaway Crane Driver


Australia  POLICE are hunting a crane driver who did a runner after knocking down power lines on a busy road. Security camera footage, which can also be viewed on You Tube under “World’s Dumbest Crane Driver”, shows the white crane cruising at slow speed along Brisbane Road, Redbank, about 6.30pm Read More

Man Killed Contacting Power Line


Ontario, Canada Residents of a quiet New Sudbury neighbourhood were left shaken after an Evans Home Building Centre employee was killed in an industrial accident Wednesday. Brandie Lahti, 17, was at home when she heard a “bang” followed by a “poof sound.” She went outside to see what had happened. Read More

Man Suffers Electrical Burns While Delivering Grain


Burns, Wisconsin  A male truck driver suffered electrical burns Friday afternoon after the boom on his truck hit a power line. The La Crosse County Sheriffs Department says the accident happened just after 3:30 Friday afternoon at W1334 Pierce Road in the Town of Burns. Deputies say a 52-year-old male Read More

Two Shocked During Crane Accident at Phoenix Construction Site

Two Shocked During Crane Accident at Phoenix Construction Site

Phoenix, Arizona Two men were burned after being shocked during a crane accident in Phoenix Wednesday night. The accident reportedly occurred at a construction site near 25th Avenue and Broadway Road. Captain Alex Rangel with the Phoenix Fire Department said the operator of a crane had a full load and Read More

Worker Shocked by Power Line Remains in ICU


Arkansas  The 26-year-old construction worker shocked while working on a local church roof Thursday remained in intensive care at Washington Regional Medical Center on Friday evening. The victim and a coworker from TLC Construction were elevated in a bucket lift on the east side of Trinity United Methodist Church, 1021 Read More

Time-Warner Subcontractor Electrocuted


Madisonville, Ohio A man working as a subcontractor for Time-Warner Cable died today when his bucket truck came into contact with electrical wiring. Leo Bell of Arlington Avenue in Hamilton was working for Brock & Sons when he came into contact with an electric line. The 43-year old was rushed Read More

Electrocution Death was Accidental


United Kingdom A Lorry driver was electrocuted when the crane arm of his truck accidentally touched an 11,000-volt power line, an inquest was told. Johnny Davies was using the truck at about 11.20am on Thursday, February 19, to move rubble in a friend’s field off Bretforton Road, near Evesham. His Read More

Father of Two Children Electrocuted


Sri Lanka A 44-year-old father of two, who was an electrician by profession, died after being electrocuted. The victim of the fatal accident was M. Lakshman Wijeratne of Rathambale,Millatte, who was supplying an electricity connection to a house on Radawana road, Mandawela at the time.According to witnesses the cause of Read More

Man Electrocuted in Deerfield Beach

Man Electrocuted Florida 2009

Deerfield Beach, Florida A man was electrocuted in Deerfield Beach as he stood on a cherry picker, on Sunday afternoon. Alex Ferradas, 38, owned a pressure cleaning company. He was with another employee when his cherry picker came in contact with a power line. That contact turned out to be Read More

Utility Worker Electrocuted by Power Line


Macedonia, South Carolina A South Carolina electric utility worker has died after he was electrocuted while working on a power line. Multiple media outlets reported that 25-year-old Jeremy Thomas of Moncks Coroner was electrocuted late Tuesday morning while working on a high-voltage power line near Macedonia. Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Salisbury says the Read More

Crane Hits Power Line Causing Evacuation of Riviera Beach Apartment Complex


Riviera Beach, Florida An electrical fire caused when a crane touched a power line forced the brief evacuation of an apartment complex this afternoon, according to city officials. A truck with a crane on it was working behind the complex at 1200 West Blue Heron Blvd. before 3:30 p.m. when Read More

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