Washingto State New Crane Certification Requirements

Dec. 22, 2009 TUMWATER – The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) today reminded businesses that new crane safety standards taking effect Jan. 1 require construction cranes in Washington to be certified, but only a fraction have done so. Of an estimated 7,000 cranes used in construction in the state, only 700 have been certified,… Read more »

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident September 15, 2009

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Surface Nonmetal Mine (Construction Sand and Gravel) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident September 15, 2009 Ozark Premium Sand, LLC Ozark Premium Sand, LLC Bradford, Jackson County, Arkansas Mine ID No. 03-01970 Investigators Maria C. Rich Supervisory… Read more »

Man dies in Houston crane accident

A crane collapse in Houston has killed a 41-year-old man. Police say the accident happened at a printing company. Police say Cesar Barrios Gomez of Houston was dead at the scene. Authorities say Gomez had been trying to maneuver the crane to another location when the base failed and the crane topped. The victim was… Read more »

Worker killed in crane accident in Warsaw

December 7, 2009 WARSAW, Poland Polish officials say a worker died and a second was injured in a crane accident at the construction site of a major stadium going up in Warsaw for the 2012 European football championship. Pawel Fratczak, the national spokesman for firefighters in Poland, says the accident occurred when a lift on… Read more »

School bus rear-ended by truck hauling crane

EXTENSIVE CLEANUP UNDER WAY Workers ready to pull the truck from a river. BRIMFIELD, MA— A mother thought she and her son were going to die when a tractor-trailer hauling a crane rear-ended a stopped school bus just moments before the boy was going to step on. Tammy D. Plue, who lives at 180 Palmer… Read more »