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Power Line Accident Claims Life

09/13/00

Newport News, Virginia A cable installer who was electrocuted when he touched a high-voltage line in Fairfax County Monday morning was identified yesterday as Ricky R. Hughes, 42, of Newport News. Police said Hughes was installing cable television lines as a subcontractor for Cox Cable. About 10:30 a.m., Hughes was Read More

Boom Touches A Power Line, Killing Worker

08/7/00

North Carolina Boom Touches A Power Line, Killing Worker — Shock Knocks Man Off Truck This is the 15th power line accident report we’ve received this year. A piece of machinery touched a power line Friday morning, electrocuting a 27-year-old construction worker from Monroe, North Carolina, said York County Coroner Read More

Concrete Pump Operator Dies

07/22/00

Denver, Colorado Concrete pump operator dies in power line contact.  This is the 14th power line accident report we’ve received this year.

Power Line Contact Injures Crane Operator

06/7/00
Power Line Accident Caused by Wind Tennessee 2000

Nashville, Tennessee What should have been a routine construction job nearly electrocuted a man Tuesday. Terry white, a crane operator for Elliot Crane Service, was nearly electrocuted while working behind the big K-Mart on Nolensville road. White was on the ground working on a steel cable when the arm of his Read More

Yet Another Power Line Death

05/31/00

Dundee, Michigan Another power line death. Doyle, I got your message at my office at the Michigan Road Builders Association last Friday. I do not know of many details of the accident which occurred in late May in Dundee Michigan.  I do know that a worker was electrocuted, apparently the Read More

Another Crane on a Barge Hits Power Line

05/26/00

Yet, another crane on a barge hits power line.  That’s two this month. This is #4 for this month and #10 for the year. 6/2/2000 Update: Coast Guard Wants to Suspend Tug captain’s License After Accident. 7/18/2000 Update: Tug Boat Captain Loses License.

Barge Crane Hits Power Line

05/11/00

Barge crane hits power line, 10,000 lose electricity. Update 5/12/00: Power lines knocked down by barge should be repaired today.

Crane Mishap Disrupts Power for Thousands

05/9/00

Iron Mountain Approximately 6,000 Wisconsin Electric customers were without electric service for about 35 minutes this morning. According to the information we received, the power outage occurred when a crane, owned by Schneiders Iron & Metal Inc., of Kingsford, Michigan, came in contact with a 69,000-volt line doing damage to Read More

Link-Belt 218H Setting Precast Panels with 90′ of Boom Tipped

04/12/00

CHICAGO A Link-Belt 218H setting precast panels with 90′ of boom tipped, no injuries or damage to crane. It appears that the piece was out of the chart, and came to rest on the fire escape of the building behind the job, this was the only thing that saved the Read More

State Faces Questions Over Crane Accident

04/10/00

Auburn, New York Original Accident It’s been more than two years since Laura Cuthbert was nearly killed in a crane accident, and she’s still trying to find out what happened. In response to her most recent plea for help, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s office wrote that it doesn’t have Read More

Power Lines Kill One and Injures Three

04/7/00

Hillsboro, Texas One man was killed and three others were injured when a rough-terrain crane being moved came into contact with a power line carrying 1,440 volts. The four men were in the process of transporting the crane to a location where they could use the crane to load concrete Read More

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