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Amazing Escape

03/9/15
Amazing  Escape 3-11-2015 9-54-31 AM

Hackensack, New Jersey A man was unhurt last week after the platform of his aerial lift touched an overhead power line and caught fire in Hackensack, New Jersey.                                       The rescue underway Read More

Loader Crane Thief Electrocuted

11/14/14
Loader Thief11-19-2014 3-16-19 PM

Sydney, Australia A man who is believed to have stolen a truck and loader crane was found electrocuted early this morning in Marsden Park, Sydney, Australia. The police were informed of an abandoned truck, when they checked it out they noticed that the boom was in contact with some live Read More

Driver’s Actions Save His Life

10/14/14
Driver Action Save Life 10-16-2014 1-13-58 PM

Zell am See, Austria The driver of a truck and loader crane sat tight in his cab after pulling down high tension power lines in Zell am See, Austria, on Friday.                                       Read More

Fatal Bucket Truck Tall

10/10/14
Fatal Bucket Fall10-12-2014 12-06-04 PM

Ogden, Pennsylvania A man working from a utility truck fell around 10 meters to his death yesterday in Ogden, to the south of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. He was said to be working on or close to a power line at the time, but so far hard facts are in short supply. Read More

Crawler Takes out Power Lines

07/16/14
Crawler Takes Out Power Lines 7-17-2014 2-44-12 PM

Oldenburg, Germany A lattice boom crawler crane being transported on a barge in Oldenburg, Germany has overturned after coming into contact with overhead power lines. The crane was on a barge on the river Hunte and moving down river to work on a railway bridge over the river when its Read More

Virginia Utility Worker Shocked

06/12/14
Virginia Utilitly Worker Shocked 6-19-2014 8-22-29 AM

 Ivy, Virginia A utility contractor employee suffered serious burns on Tuesday after he and the work platform he was using touched a live overhead power line in Ivy, Virginia. The emergency services rescued him with a fire ladder, once they had cut the power supply to the area and made Read More

Two Shocked

06/4/14
Two Shocked 6-4-2014 2-32-56 PM

Sarasota, Florida Two men working in a utility bucket truck/platform were shocked and burnt yesterday in Sarasota, Florida after they came into contact with overhead power lines. The two men, one 31, the other 46, are Florida Power and Light employees were working on one set of power lines but Read More

Two More Power Line Incidents

05/5/14
Two Power Lines Incidents 5-7-2014 2-06-04 PM

 Hemingway, South Carolina and Silver Valley, North Carolina Two men were seriously injured on Friday in two separate incidents while using aerial lifts near power lines. In the first incident a man was working on a power line from a bucket in Hemingway, South Carolina, (to the west of Myrtle Beach) Read More

Crane Snags Overhead Lines

03/31/14
Crane Snags Power Lines4-4-2014 12-54-53 PM

Cologne, Germany. The slings of a tower crane working alongside an electrified rail line in Cologne (Köln), Germany got caught up in the overhead power lines on Saturday, causing some power outages and disruption to the trains.                           Read More

Fatal Man Basket Fall

03/20/14
Fatal Man Basket Fall 3-21-2014 11-47-47 AM

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada A linesman fell to his death from a suspended man basket outside Terrace, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday while working on the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) project. Details on the incident are sparse but local reports suggest that two men, of Edmonton-based subcontractor McGregor Construction, were Read More

Crane Operator Electrocuted

03/12/14
Crane Operator Electrocuted 3-14-2014 11-07-29 AM

 Lusikisiki, Western Cape, South Africa A loader crane operator was electrocuted and two others seriously injured while replacing telephone poles in wet conditions in Lusikisiki, Western Cape, South Africa on Sunday. The three men were replacing wooden telephone poles with concrete ones for Telkom, when the incident occurred. The deceased Read More

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