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Five Die in Bangalore Tower Crane Accident

5 Die in Tower Crane Accident India 2011

Bangalore, India Five tower crane erectors in Bangalore, India died yesterday after the climbing platform/frame they were using gave way and fell around 50 metres to the ground. Reports from the scene are sketchy, some say the five were on the top of the crane to replace a motor, however Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Accident in Spain

Tower Crane Collapse in Malaga Spain 2011

Malaga, Spain A man died yesterday on a building site in the small village of Cártama to the north of Málaga, after the jib of a tower crane ‘broke its back’ and crashed down onto the scaffold he was working from, throwing him from the third floor of the structure Read More

Overloading Caused Deadly Construction Mishap in Makati


Manila, Phillipines An arson investigator of the Bureau of Fire in Makati City said on Friday overloading caused the construction accident at the Eton Residences where 10 workers died. Senior Fire Officer 1 Jerson Montada said the gondola lift, without equipment, only has a capacity of 4 to 5 people. Read More

2 Killed After Crane Platform Gives Way at Construction Site


China Two workers plunged to their deaths and two others were injured after a crane platform gave way and smashed into a half-finished building at a construction site in north China’s city of Tianjin Tuesday, rescuers said. The accident occurred at around 8 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Tianjin, witnesses said. Read More

Another Fatality at Tuzla


Istanbul, Turkey A man died yesterday after falling from a work platform at the Tuzla shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey. The accident occurred at the Torlak dock when, according to local reports, the “safety bars” holding the basket snapped, allowing it to tip upside-down dumping the occupant, Nurettin Bingöl aged 36. Read More

2 Injured After an Accident at a West Fargo Construction Project Site

Crane Tipped Over Workers Fall North Dakota 2010

West Fargo, North Dakota An accident at a construction project in West Fargo hospitalized two workers today after they fell somewhere between 40 and 60 feet. Emergency responders say the victims were seriously hurt, but the situation was just inches from being much worse. They were called here to Monsanto Read More

Two Thrown From Lift Bucket


Canada Two men were reportedly thrown from the platform of a self propelled articulated boom lift they were working from, after it was clipped by a passing truck in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada yesterday. One of the men, aged 59, was seriously injured with broken bones, while his colleague, 39, escaped Read More

Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One

Sidewalk Gave Way, Caused Construction Lift to Topple, Killing One (1)

Pennsylvania  In a dramatic lunchtime accident yesterday, a construction-lift operator harnessed to a 125-foot boom was inspecting a church for loose masonry when the lift suddenly toppled over, killing him and injuring three others in Center City. At 1:13 p.m. yesterday, witnesses said, the operator, Jimmy Wilson, 41, of Franklinville, Read More

Man Dies After Industrial Accident


Wichita, Kansas A man in his 40s was killed in north Wichita Monday afternoon after he fell from a boom lift, authorities said. The man was in the bucket of the crane at Johnson Controls, 811 E. 33rd North, when he fell just after 4 p.m., a Sedgwick County dispatch Read More

Worker Rescued From Under Bridge


United Kingdom A road worker has been rescued by firefighters after he was trapped under a bridge in County Tyrone. It happened at Drumragh Avenue in Omagh last night as machinery was being lowered into the River Strule. The man had been working on a hydraulic platform which malfunctioned. Another Read More

Man Slips From Crane

Man Slips From Crane (1)

Canada A construction worker is counting his lucky stars following an accident Tuesday at the site of Fredericton’s new multimillion convention centre, office building and parking garage. Emergency workers were called to the King Street location across from the Centennial Building shortly after 4 p.m. when a worker atop a crane Read More

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