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Crane Overturns Scissor Lift


New Hampshire, United Kingdom A man died in New Hampshire yesterday after the scissor lift he was working from was struck by the hook of a crane. The incident occurred at the site of the Hanover Inn, Hanover New Hampshire. Dana Lowe,53, was working around five metres up, securing steelwork, Read More

Beam From Crane Shears Top Off of Van on N.J. Turnpike


East Windsor, New Jersey A steel beam dangling from a crane swung into the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike yesterday morning, shearing off the top of a van and leaving the vehicle’s driver with facial lacerations, police said. Workers were on the job at the construction site just Read More

Man, 22, Killed in South Side Industrial Accident


Milwaukee, Wisconsin A 22-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in an industrial accident on the south side Tuesday when a 6,000-pound steel bar fell on him. Benjamin H. Alcorn, a crane operator at Acme Galvanizing Inc., 2730 S. 19th St., was crushed about 4 a.m. under a steel bar that had Read More

Deadly Industrial Accident a Kitchener Condo Project

Crane Accident Ontario Canada (Belmont) 2011

Ontario, Canada There has been another accident at the condominium under construction on Belmont Avenue West in Kitchener, Ont., and this time it was fatal. According to Waterloo Regional police, the call came in around 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday morning and the man was pronounced dead in hospital a short Read More

Overhead Crane Injures Canadian Worker


Ontario, Canada On Feb. 22, a 41-year-old worker from London was knocked unconscious after he was hit by a swinging bin being moved by an overhead crane. He was not seriously injured. It also comes exactly one week after the Ministry of Labour received complaints about how the crane was Read More

Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project (2)

Knoxville, Tennessee Tosha levied $16,750 in various penalties against Britton Bridge LLC following the work-site death of a project foreman on Jan. 25. John Womac, 33, of Charleston, Tenn., died after being struck in the head by the bucket and arm of a track hoe on the south side of Read More

Labourer Dies in Essar Refinery


Jamnagar, India A labourer was killed at the expansion area of Essar Oil Refinery in Vadinar in Jamnagar district on Thursday. Rajendra Singh Rajvir (25), who was working at the expansion area of Essar Oil Refinery, was injured when a heavy substance being carried by a crane reportedly fell on Read More

3 Alberta Workplace Deaths in 3 Days


Alberta, Canada A man injured at an oilfield east of Edmonton has become the third worker in three days to die on the job in Alberta. A man working for Bearing Oilfield Services in Bonnyville died after suffering head injuries Saturday morning while preparing to offload piping using a small Read More

Crane Fails, Injuring Workers


Orcutt, California Santa Barbara County Fire Officials responded to an industrial accident in the Orcutt area to a facility on Dominion Rd at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon. Fire crews say workers were trying to raise a large drilling pipe with a crane when the crane failed. The pipe hit two Read More

Man Injured at Naval Base in Serious Condition


Bremerton, Washington A construction worker injured Monday morning in an industrial accident at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The 48-year-old Enumclaw man was working for subcontractor American Civil Constructors of Lakewood, Colo., on a new aircraft carrier maintenance pier, according to a Read More

EnergySolutions Employee Hurt in Accident; Bear Creek Operations Shut Down


Oak Ridge, Tennessee An employee at the EnergySolutions’ Bear Creek Facility in Oak Ridge was airlifted to a Knoxville hospital today after he was injured in an accident. Operations at the radioactive-waste processing plant were shut down immediately afterwards, and the accident is under investigation, the company said. According to Read More

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