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Crane Accident Injures Man, Knocks out Power in No. Utah County

07/2/13
Crane Powerline 7-9-2013 12-48-05 PM

Cedar Hills, Utah Two construction workers narrowly escaped serious injury Monday morning after their crane came in contact with a high-voltage power line. That accident also caused a power outage throughout the north end of Utah County. From a blown-out tire to melted plastic and burned sod, even a trench Read More

Crane Truck Accident Causes Massive Power Outage in Southern Vietnam

05/22/13

Chi Minh City, Vietnam The massive power outage that struck in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam’s southern provinces Wednesday was caused by the cargo of a crane truck that struck a main cable. The incident, which unleashed chaos in streets, schools, hospitals and businesses throughout HCMC, took place at Read More

Man Electrocuted After Crane Brings Down Electric Pole

05/16/13

Chennai, India A 58-year-old resident of Alandur died in a freak accident on Tuesday night. Police said a driver attached to metro rail construction  work going in his crane near the Alandur subway when it rammed an electricity pole. The pole fell and the area was plunged into darkness. Vinayagam, before whose house Read More

Road closed, power out

04/3/13

Blenheim, New Zealand A crane driver narrowly avoided being killed when a crane fell over in an accident on Hutcheson St, in Blenheim, yesterday.                           A crane has fallen over on Lansdowne St in Blenheim No-one was injured in Read More

Crane Collapse at a Wind Farm

03/15/13

Near Pilling, UK This was the scene moments after a crane toppled to the ground at the site of a controversial £5.5m wind farm plan. The accident happened during the construction of two giant wind turbines at Orchard End wind farm on land outside England Hill, near Pilling. Residents who live near Read More

Crane topples in Haddonfield; tree trimmer injured

02/7/13

Haddonfield, A crane overturned in Haddonfield while lifting a large section of a tree that had been cut from its trunk. The tree trimmer suffered a fractured leg and the crane operator was trapped for more than an hour.                       Read More

Electricity Truck Crane Caught Fire

02/1/13

Charlotte, NC No one was hurt but thousands were without power after a power line struck a crane in the South Park area on Friday morning.                             The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of Carmel Road Read More

Worker Killed After Being Shocked at Neyland Drive Water Treatment Plant

01/2/13
Knoxville Tennessee Crane Worker Electrocuted

Knoxville, Tennessee A worker was killed in Knoxville on Monday after receiving a high-voltage electrical shock, according to Knoxville police. The incident took place around noon at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant near Fort Loudon Lake on Neyland Drive, where a major plant construction project has been underway for several Read More

Crane Accident Leaves Rama III Area Without Power

12/16/12
Crane Loses Control Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand Residents in Bangkok’s Rama III area suffered a blackout from yesterday morning until the evening after a crane became entangled in power lines and pulled down 32 electricity poles, causing damage to four cars and a townhouse and injuring six people. Many poles were uprooted and toppled onto Read More

Maryland Farmer Injured in Power Line Accident

12/4/12

A Maryland farmer was hospitalised in Easton on Monday after sustaining electric shock during work at a grain silo on his farm on Harmony Road, Preston. A heavy section was being lifted by crane to the top of the silo when a cable contacted overhead power lines, the power grounded Read More

Miami Tree Trimmer Electrocuted Inside Bucket Truck

10/9/12

Miami, Florida A tree trimmer was electrocuted Monday in Miami while on the job. The worker died in the raised basket of a truck after he reportedly came into contact with power lines near a home in the 1500 block of Northwest 30th Avenue. Miami Fire Rescue had to wait Read More

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