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Three Workers Were Injured When the Roof They Were Constructing Collapsed


Auburn, New York The injured men were working for Cristantiello Construction Co, Inc., putting the final roof truss in place at Taro Manufacturing, Co., Inc. The 800-pound truss hit another causing the roof and walls to cave in. Those injured were Paul Querns (hand injury), Norm Taylor, (head injury) Jim Read More

Seaman Gets $5.8 Million in Paralyzing Accident


Miami, Florida A 69-year-old merchant seaman was paralyzed when he was hit in the head with a hook-block while his cargo ship was docked in Miami.

Worker crushed by falling machine


Springfield, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Worker crushed by falling machine.  A 48-year-old man was killed Friday, January 6, 2001, when a machine fell from a crane and landed on him, officials said. The man, whose identity was not released, was guiding the crane operator while moving an air circulation unit when the Read More

Man Killed by Metal Beam


Singapore Man killed by metal beam.  The accident happened on July 19, but this is the first report of the incident we’ve come across.

Critically Injured Mechanic


Thousand Oaks, California A 44-year-old Ventura man was in extremely critical condition after a tractor engine suspended on a crane struck his head at a Westlake housing construction site Thursday afternoon. Samuel Brewer, a mechanic with Agoura-based Ebensteiner Inc., was working under a D-10 Caterpillar tractor at the site, near Read More

Crane Operator Dies


Buford, Georgia Crane Operator Dies on Construction Site.  When a crane began to collapse Tuesday in Buford, the operator jumped off and rushed to warn other workers on the job site. After the Commerce man yelled his warning, the crane knocked over a concrete wall, crushing him, fire officials said. Read More

Cop Car Crushed by Crane as Officer Steps Out


Laredo, Texas A police car was crushed Wednesday night near the World Trade Bridge construction site when a cable snapped and dropped a 50-foot steel pillar on it. Officer Luis Dovalina was working off-duty directing traffic on Interstate 35 near the construction site of the new international bridge. He had Read More

Hospital Garage Construction Worker Killed


New Hope, Alabama A man was killed when he was caught between bundles of steel rods being unloaded.

Crane Collapse Kills Two at Oakville Water-treatment Plant


Ontario, Canada Two construction workers were killed and two others injured Monday when a crane collapsed and twisted like a roller coaster track as dozens of horrified co-workers watched helplessly. Trauma counsellors for Halton region police were at the scene of the accident, on the grounds of a water treatment Read More

Steel Beam Hits Steam Generator


Wiscasset, Maine The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says no radioactivity was released when a steel beam hit a steam generator being removed from the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant. No one was hurt when the beam was knocked from a crane during the removal of the steam generator. The accident occurred Read More

Fatal Construction Accident at the Future Home of the Academy Awards


Hollywood, California Francisco Javier Mendoza Jr., 24, of Norwalk apparently was at the bottom of an 80-foot parking structure excavation for the $430 million “Hollywood & Highland Development” when he was hit.  Los Angeles fire Capt. Steve Ruda told reporters near the accident site in the 1700 block of North Read More

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