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Crane Repair Man Knocked Off Lift

06/5/09

Debary, Florida  Volusia County Sheriff’s officers said a 61-year-old man working to repair a bridge crane was knocked off of his lift Thursday at a location off Benson Junction Road. The man was approximately 20 feet in the air. A second bridge crane that was still operating collided with the Read More

Union Reports Crane Related Accident

04/20/09

Australia  The construction union says there has been another accident involving a crane at a Canberra building site. The CFMEU says a worker at the Baulderstone site in Civic was almost killed when a three-ton concrete panel being lifted by a tower crane knocked over his four metre high work Read More

Lift Kills Five, Injures Ten at City Hotel Site

12/28/08

Kampala, Uganda FIVE people died when a lift at a Kampala hotel construction site collapsed yesterday. The incident occurred at about 1:00pm when a lift carrying 15 workers and materials from the 9th floor collapsed at the third level as it descended to the ground, killing three people on the Read More

Seventeen Killed as Lift Falls to Ground at Building Site

12/27/08

China  At least 17 workers have been killed and one seriously injured when an elevator suddenly dropped to the ground at a construction site in central Hunan province.

Man Dead, Another Critical After Lift Collapse in Waltham

10/10/08
Man Dead, Another Critical After Lift Collapse in Waltham

Massachusetts  One man has died and another was critically injured after the hydraulic lift they were in toppled over this morning at a construction site at Astra Zeneca. Waltham Police Detective Lt. Brian Navin said an unidentified 40-year-old construction worker died at the scene after the lift fell. Another worker, Read More

Another Construction Worker Falls to His Death

09/15/08

Harlem, New York  Hanging from a platform and two ropes outside a building in New York does not sound very safe, much less fun. A 38 year-old-worker by the name of Miguel Rodriguez was fixing a façade on the outside of a six-story building at 226 West 111th Street shortly Read More

Two Manhattan Window Washers Killed In Fall

08/5/08

New York  Investigators are looking into why a lift tipped over early this morning, killing two window washers in Lower Manhattan. The two were working at the World Financial Center. Police say the incident happened just before one o’clock this morning. A 35-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were up Read More

More Details Released in Fatal Crane Accident

07/30/08

Smithville, Texas A 47-year-old Tarrant County man was killed Wednesday morning in a TxDOT construction accident outside Austin, the man’s employer said. Police officials said during a bridge demolition project on Texas 95 over the Colorado River, a metal support beam from the old bridge broke loose, hitting a manlift Read More

One Injured In Buckhead Crane Elevator Accident

05/21/08

Atlanta, Georgia  One man was injured in a crane elevator accident at a Buckhead construction site.The incident happened at 1820 Peachtree Road at Palasade Drive in northeast Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. Atlanta fire and rescue crews worked to free the man for more than an hour. The injured worker is in Read More

Local Worker Killed In Construction Accident

05/19/08

Tyler, Texas An East Texas construction worker has died following a worklift malfunction that trapped him between the lift and a ceiling beam Monday morning. A Tyler police spokesman said 49-year-old Juan Manuel Barron of Tyler was crushed while working on a scissor lift while installing drywall at the Lane’s Chapel United Methodist Read More

Lift Accident Victims Stable

02/28/08

South Africa Two people who were critically injured when a service lift they were using plummeted to the ground yesterday are in a stable condition in hospital. ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said it was believed that a cable had snapped, causing the lift to crash to the ground at a Read More

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