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More Than 20 Workers Hurt in Crane Accident In Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — 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 …

Subcontractor in Minnesota Vikings Stadium Death had 9 Safety Violations

The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records. A Berwald Roofing Co. employee was killed Wednesday when …

Kansas Crane Operator Killed After Machine Tips Over

A northeast Kansas man is dead after a crane he was operating at a construction site tipped over and he was pinned beneath it. The Coffey County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Eric Spaar of Holton was killed in the accident …

Police Probe Vandalism at Pennsylvania Construction Site

Police say vandals used heavy machinery to trash a construction site and seriously damage a crane in northeast Philadelphia. It happened sometime between when crews closed up for the night around 8 p.m. Wednesday and when they returned Thursday morning. …

China Construction Elevator Falls; 19 Workers Die

A platform elevator at a construction site in southern China has dropped 30 floors in a free fall, killing 19 workers. The official Xinhua News Agency says the accident happened Thursday in Wuhan city in Hubei province. A government notice …

1 Hurt as Beams Fall in Minnesota Building Zone

Building inspectors in Eden Prairie, Minn., are trying to determine what caused steel beams to come crashing down at the construction site of a sports facility. Assistant Fire Chief Tom Schmitz says one man suffered injuries that were not life-threatening …

Delaware Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

Authorities in Delaware are investigating a deadly trench collapse at a construction site in Sussex County. Authorities said 47-year-old Richard A. White of Milford died Thursday morning when the trench he was working in collapsed at a job site in …

Thieves Plague Alaska Health Center Construction Site

Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say the construction site of the Chief Andrew Isaac Heath Center continues to be a target for thieves. Lt. Matt Soden tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that there are no suspects in the theft this week …

Blaze at Michigan State Police Post Construction Site Arson

Authorities say arson is to blame for destroying a mobile office on the site where a new $3.7 million Michigan State Police post is being built in the Bay City area. The Bay City Times reports the fire was spotted …

Falling Concrete Barrier Kills Worker in New Jersey

An accident has claimed the life of a worker at a construction site on the New Jersey Turnpike. New Jersey State Police say 51-year-old Carmen DiLuzio of Wilmington, Del., was killed Monday morning when a concrete barrier weighing more than …