Crane Accident Kills Operator

Garland County Arkansas, crane falls and operator dies In Garland County the sheriff said the operator of a crane at a water-treatment plant is dead after the crane collapsed. Authorities said the man killed, who has not been named by officials, was using the crane to load material into a basin at the Ouachita Water… Read more »

Industrial crane falls in Saint John Canada

October 14, 2010 A 200-tonne industrial crane fell onto a street in Saint John on Friday, smashing through a fence and sending the crane operator to hospital. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. at a construction site near the waterfront. Diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid leaked out of the large yellow machine, which had… Read more »

Library Without Walls

Overview The Library of Congress National Digital Library Program (NDLP) is assembling a digital library of reproductions of primary source materials to support the study of the history and culture of the United States. Begun in 1995 after a five-year pilot project, the program began digitizing selected collections of Library of Congress archival materials that… Read more »

Anchorage Man Killed in Construction Equipment Accident

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anchorage police say a heavy equipment operator died in an accident at a construction site. Police say the rolling compactor the man was driving fell off a terraced ledge Wednesday afternoon while it was being operated in reverse gear. Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker says the compactor tipped over and fell about… Read more »