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Crane Operator Hits Power Lines in South Carolina


Greenville, South Carolina A death occurred after the boom of a large truck mounted lift was raised into the overhead power lines. The man operating the machine was electrocuted and both he and the machine caught fire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Power Line Accident in Australia


Brisbane, Australia Two people have been rushed to hospital after a crane fell into power lines in Carina, in Brisbane’s east. The cherry picker fell into powerlines on Old Cleveland Rd around 12.35pm on Thursday. It is understood one person was trapped inside the bucket for some time with six Queensland Fire Read More

Two Men Electrocuted on Fort Myers Beach

Electrocution in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Flordia Two people were electrocuted Friday afternoon in an incident involving a lift at a gated community on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, it was 30-year-old Dustin Manning and 37-year-old Juan Bocanegra who were on that lift. Bocanegra lived Read More

OSHA Investigating Howland Boom Truck Accident that Caused Power Outage


Bangor, Maine Original Story A federal workplace safety agency is investigating why a Cianbro Corp. bucket truck’s arm was extended enough to knock a power line onto a passing car on Coffin Street and cause 1,100 utility customers to lose electricity for several hours on Wednesday, officials said Thursday. The woman driving Read More

Woman Trapped in Car After Construction Crane Topples Power Line

Construction Crane Traps Driver

Howland, Maine 8/23/2012 Update: OSHA Investigating A woman is trapped inside her car at a rotary in Howland because a construction crane knocked some power lines down onto her car as she was driving through the rotary. The incident happened at 10:00 o’clock Wednesday morning. Cianbro is the contractor on the Read More

Fatal Tree Trimmer Accident in Fort Lauderdale, Flordia

Tree Trimmer Electrocution

Fort Lauderdale, Florida A veteran tree trimmer who was shocked Tuesday afternoon while trying to cut down a towering tree remained hospitalized, officials said. City officials said on Wednesday that previous information they received indicating that the unidentified worker had died was incorrect. The incident happened about 3:20 p.m. in Read More

Bus Driver Saves from Power Line Accident

Crane Crash Involving Power Lines

Toronto, Canada A quick-thinking TTC driver drew praise for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus Monday after a crane collapsed on Kipling Avenue, trapping the vehicle under a fallen hydro pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires. Toronto Hydro worked for an hour and a half to secure Read More

Man Falls from Aerial Lift in UK


Hertfordshire, United Kingdom A man is in critical condition after falling from an aerial lift yesterday in Chipping Hall, Hertfordshire, south of Royston in the UK. The man, said to be in his 30s, was working in the platform when something caused it to overturn, he sustained a back and Read More

Crane Electrocutes Bystander


Newbury, New Hampshire A crane touched an overhead power line in Newbury, New Hampshire, USA yesterday and caused the death of man working below. The man, said to be in his mid-40s, was employed by Guillemette Tree Service of Andover and was part of a team working with the department Read More

Crane Hits Power Lines in New York


Florida, New York A crane caught fire yesterday when its boom struck and took down an overhead power line in the town of Florida, New York. The crane was working in a quarry, when it happened, the operator jumped clear of the crane and was unharmed as far as we Read More

Bridgewater Crane Operator Falls Into Beaver River


Bridgewater, Pennsylvania A man was shocked and burned by powerful current from high-voltage lines that pass over a construction site where a bridge will be built over the Beaver River. Century Steel Erectors construction manager Rubbie Greenewalde said the iron worker was standing on a barge on the river and Read More

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