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2 Vici Men Die After Oil Rig Accident Involving Crane


Elk City, Oklahoma An oil rig accident involving a crane has killed two Vici men who worked for an Oklahoma City-based company. Kathy Willingham, the human resources director for Cactus Drilling Co., says Randy Baumann died at the scene of the accident in Elk City about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read More

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Crane Collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

Columbia, Missouri  A construction crane working on Booche’s restaurant toppled onto Niedermeyer Apartment Complex, located at Tenth and Cherry streets. The Friday morning incident caused structural damage, but there were no known injuries. Columbia Fire Department Capt. Eric Hartman said strong winds knocked the crane over as it was carrying Read More

Worker Struck by Crane at Gulfport Shipyard


Gulfport, Mississippi Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating an apparent work-related accident in which a worker was killed at Trinity Yachts Inc. in Gulfport. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says 46-year-old Luong Huynh of Biloxi was struck and killed Monday by a moving crane on one Read More

Crane Topples in Regina Injuring Two

Crane Topples in Regina Injuring Two

Canada  A worker was taken to hospital in Regina Wednesday morning after a crane toppled over, briefly pinning him under a heavy beam. The man, who was not identified, sustained non life-threatening injuries. Another worker was injured in the mishap but was not taken to hospital. The accident occurred in Read More

Another Worker Killed at Delhi Metro Site


New Delhi, India A labourer was crushed to death when a steel beam fell on him at a Delhi Metro construction site in west Delhi Wednesday after six people were killed in two accidents at Metro sites in the last 10 days. Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan, however, maintained that Read More

Probe as Worker Crushed to Death


Bahrain A man died in a horrific worksite accident yesterday when he was crushed by falling concrete slabs. Bahrain labour chiefs have ordered an investigation into the death of Indian Lasumaiah Dumpla. The 41-year-old is said to have died instantly when he was hit by the slabs, which fell as Read More

Steel Load Crushes Car at Work Site


Australia WorkCover NSW says it has confirmed union claims that a load of steel was dropped from a crane onto a car at a western Sydney construction site. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Electrical Union (CFMEU) says around 400 kilograms of steel fell on the car that was parked on Read More

Three Men Injured When Hit by Heavy Loading Equipment Attached to Crane at NC Port


Wilmington, North Carolina North Carolina officials are investigating an accident at the Wilmington State Port after three men suffered broken legs while working in a cargo ship. Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief Sam Hill Jr. said the men were hit by a loader that was attached to a crane Sunday Read More

Worker Dies in Dredge Accident on Houston Ship Channel


Harris County, Texas A King Fisher Marine Service LP employee was killed today as he and crewmembers were moving a dredge in the Houston Ship Channel, a company spokesman said. The King Fisher dredge, which works to deepen the ship channel, was being moved to a new job site when an accident Read More

Coroner Says Crane Accident Kills International Paper Employee


Augusta, Georgia An International Paper wood yard employee was killed Monday morning when he was struck by a timber loading crane, Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said in a press release this morning. Bill Drake, 66, was struck by the metal cage of the crane while attempting to clear wood Read More

Worker Taken to Hospital After Construction Accident


Lynchburg, Virginia A Roanoke man had to be airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital around 10:30 a.m. Monday after a construction accident near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Calohan Road west of Rustburg. Joseph Woods, an employee of J&J Paving, was working at a Bojangles restaurant under construction across the street from the Foster Fuels building, Read More

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