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 »

NCCCO Prevails in Lawsuit

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 4 — Two separate courts in California recently ruled in favor of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) in litigation involving California Crane School and its owner, John Nypl. In National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators vs. California Crane School, Inc., and John Nypl, et al.,… Read more »

Crane Accident Injuries One

The sight of a construction crane balanced vertically stopped people in their tracks at the Westminster Manor Retirement Community construction site Friday. A mobile crane tipped over backwards in the 4700 block of Jackson Avenue near Camp Mabry late Friday morning. Workers said the crane was standing about 50-feet tall and was moving cement at… Read more »