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Straddle carrier tips in Liverpool

A crane operator had to be rescued by fire fighters yesterday after the straddle carrier/crane he was operating toppled over, trapping him in the cab, at Seaforth Docks in Liv...

Death Wish 101

A reader sent us this most definite of Death Wishes earlier this week, one of the most suicidal ones we have seen so far, but we do not know when and where it happened. Howeve...

Fatal tower crane accident in 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 scaff...

Crane ploughs into school children

Six children have been killed near Tokyo after they were hit by a mobile crane while walking to school. The tragic accident occurred this morning in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefectur...

Homemade Death Wish

A couple of men pruning trees were spotted last week in Ireland breaking every sensible safety rule in the book and the worst fact of all is that they were working as contacto...

Harnesses save lives

We have received a series of photographs this morning of an amazing – albeit far from textbook –rescue of six or seven men who are alive today thanks to them all wearing a dec...

Rescue from a mobile crane

A man working on the top of a mobile crane was injured yesterday in Tempe, Arizona, it is not clear if he was rigging or carrying out maintenance work, when something struck h...

Crushing accident at store

A man has died from a crushing accident , after he was inadvertently pushed onto the controls of the boom lift he was using after coming into contact with the front overhangin...

Notre Dame fined $77,500

The university of Notre Dame has been fined $77,500 for the scissor lift accident last year in which 20 year old Declan Sullivan was killed. Declan was using the 50ft lift to...

Arborist Death Wish

Every year there are a good number of crane and work at height accidents involving arborists cutting trees down in residential areas. A video sent in by an American reader sh...

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