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One Dead in Crane Accident at Japan Nuke Plant

03/13/11

Japan ONE person was killed and four injured in a crane accident at a quake-hit nuclear power station in Japan, and four others were injured in a blast at another stricken plant nearby, the IAEA said. The UN’s nuclear watchdog said it had been informed by Japanese authorities that the Read More

Road Closed After Crane Overturns

01/26/11
Boom Truck Crane Slips Off Ridge

Marshall County, West Virgina An early morning accident left a crane overturned and a Marshall County Road shut down. The driver of a crane was trying to navigate through the windy, narrow curves of Birch Ridge Road when his crane toppled. No injuries were reported, but police said Birch Ridge Read More

Notre Dame Student Dies After Falling From Hydraulic Scissor Lift

10/28/10

South Bend, Indiana A University of Notre Dame student was killed yesterday when the tower he was standing on to film the Fighting Irish practice football collapsed in heavy winds. The college said 20-year-old Declan Sullivan was working for the athletics department when the hydraulic scissor lift he was standing Read More

Barge Crane Hits Power Line Causing Major Outage

10/28/10
Crane Hits Power Line Causes Outage Texas 2010

Galveston, Texas A barge crane working on the Galveston Causeway Bridge broke free sometime after 5 a.m. Thursday and drifted into a power line, causing a major outage on the island, the U.S. Coast Guard said. At the height of the outage, an estimated 16,000 customers were affected, but CenterPoint Read More

Lightning Strikes Construction Crane (Fontana, California)

10/23/10

A man at a Fontana construction site was treated at a hospital Friday morning after lighting struck a crane he was touching. The unidentified man was injured at 9:42 a.m. at Sierra Avenue and Valley Boulevard, near Kaiser Medical Center, said Regional Dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller. Paramedics found him conscious Read More

Tower Crane Buckles Under Heavy Winds

10/22/10
Ming Pao Tower Crane Collapse 2010

Ming Pao, China Giant scales collapsed under strong winds Ming Pao Tsing Yi site one commonly known as “picks scale giant scales yesterday morning in strong winds suddenly back broken collapsed and crashed into the indoor workers near misses, self-driving scales crawl to safety under the foundation, land on the Read More

Lightening Strikes Construction Crane

10/1/10

Los Angeles, California A man at a Fontana construction site was treated at a hospital Friday morning after lighting struck a crane he was touching. The unidentified man was injured at 9:42 a.m. at Sierra Avenue and Valley Boulevard, near Kaiser Medical Center, said Regional Dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller. Paramedics Read More

Fallen Crane Slices Historic House (Lake Worth, Texas)

05/19/10
Crane Topples Onto Historic Building Texas 2010

Lake Worth, Texas A construction crane toppled over onto an historic building in Lake Worth on Thursday, slicing into its roof like a knife into a cake. Workers were building the Lake Worth Multipurpose Facility nearby when a gust of wind knocked the fully extended crane onto the house’s roof. Read More

Ballarat Man Unhurt After Rolling Crane

04/27/10
Mobile Crane Loses Control Australia 2010

Ballarat, Australia A BALLARAT crane driver was lucky to escape injury after his vehicle rolled on the Western Highway at Buangor this morning. The man, aged in his 60s, was travelling west along the highway when he lost control of the vehicle in wet conditions. It happened near Peacocks Rd Read More

Police Report on Crane Collapse

03/30/10
Initial reports are during the operation, one of the cranes that was in the path of high winds and heavy rain that could not be stabilized, crashed into another that created a domino effect and the last crane in line where some persons were conducting maintenance, crashed to the ground.

Freeport, Grand Bahama An Earlier Report On Monday 29th March 2010 at 11:37am the Police received reports that an accident had occurred at the Freeport Container Report where a number of persons were injured, thus, the Police along with the Police Fire Services and the Emergency Medical Service Teams from Read More

Tornado Terror

03/30/10
An apartment complex and residences on Indiana Lane off Coral Road sustained major damage from the tornado, which tore off roofs and blew out windows.

Freeport, Grand Bahama A Later Report (More Details) THREE container port workers are confirmed dead and several others were seriously injured when two terrifying tornadoes struck Grand Bahama yesterday. The tornadoes touched down around 11.30am, one at the Freeport Container Port and a second in the Lucaya area. According to Read More

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