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Crane Collapses, Killing 5
Crane Collapses, Killing 5

Crane Collapses, Killing 5

Victims include man in an office building next door

(Newser) - Five people were killed when a crane collapsed at a 25-story residential tower in Canada, police said Tuesday. Authorities said four men were confirmed dead as a result of the crane collapse Monday in Kelowna, 241 miles east of Vancouver. A fifth man buried in the rubble is presumed dead,...

Crane Collision in Austin Injures 22
Crane Collision in
Austin Injures 22

Crane Collision in Austin Injures 22

It occurred at a construction site

(Newser) - Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got tangled several stories above a building under construction near the Mueller Development just...

Electrician Falls 800 Feet From LA Skyscraper, Lands on Car

It was his second day on the job

(Newser) - An electrician working on what will soon be the tallest building on the West Coast fell 800 feet to his death Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, landing on a passing car, the AP reports. The tragedy occurred at the under-construction Wilshire Grand hotel at "one of the busiest times...

High-Rise Scaffold Collapse Kills 3 in Raleigh

One person sent to hospital; officials investigating

(Newser) - A section of scaffolding collapsed at a high-rise construction project in downtown Raleigh, killing three people and sending another to a hospital, officials said today. Jeffrey Hammerstein, the district chief at Wake County EMS, said three people were confirmed dead in the accident; movable scaffolding peeled away from the 11-story...

170-Foot NYC Crane Collapse Kills 1, Hurts 4

Boom snaps, plunges into subway construction site

(Newser) - A 170-foot crane cracked and tumbled to the ground last night, killing a workman and injuring four others. The upper section of the crane broke off during work in midtown on the extension of the No. 7 subway line. It crashed "like a dinosaur," a construction site worker...

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