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 »

1 dead in Kansas City, Mo., crane accident

Nov 10, 2009 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One worker was killed and another injured Tuesday when a crane tipped over at the construction site of a Kansas City, Mo., performing arts center, police said. The two men were in the bucket of the 100-foot-tall JLG Lift when it fell away from the Kauffman Center for… Read more »

Company fined £100,000 after Croydon crane accident leaves driver crippled

One of the country’s largest plant hire companies have been fined £100,000 after admitting flouting health and safety rules which left a crane driver with crippling injuries. At NAHETS Safety is our primary concern. John Young suffered severe spinal injuries after the cab of the crane fell through the air and crashed onto the roof… Read more »

18 Year Old Crashes Backhoe Into Police Car

Redding police say an 18 year old male from Redding, CA, Trevor Traphagan, allegedly stole a backhoe construction tractor and drove it erratically down Oasis Road near Lake Boulevard around 10:20 p.m. Police officers tried to stop the giant machine, but Traphagan ignored all of their attempts. The officers then placed spikes on the road… Read more »

Parents Honor Son Killed in Crane Accident

Ramadan Kurtaj was remembered yesterday at the spot where a construction accident took his life. His parents, Uke and Reyve Kurtaj, were granted a visa from Kosovo, and traveled to New York for the anniversary of their sons death. A picture of Ramadan was placed in honor of him at the construction site. “It’s a… Read more »