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Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Has Months to Go

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Demolition of a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast reached the halfway mark Monday as a towering crane lifted the vessel’s engine room section away from the rest of the shipwreck for removal by …

Florida Crane Operator Injured in Dock Collapse

Authorities say a crane operator was injured when the dock under the machinery collapsed in Tampa. The accident happened Tuesday evening at the CSX Phosphate Terminal. The St. Petersburg Times reports that fire rescue crews found a 40-foot-tall rail crane …

Thief Uses Crane in Heist at Northern Indiana Car Lot

A thief literally lifted a Jeep Wrangler from a northern Indiana car lot by using a crane to make the heist. A surveillance camera at LaPorte Chrysler captured someone driving a truck with a crane onto the lot, then circling …

Crane Topples Onto Louisiana Retirement Home

A construction crane toppled into the lobby of a Louisiana retirement home on Monday, but missed patients’ rooms and no residents were injured, officials said. One employee was taken to the hospital to be checked for possible injuries as a …

Officials Examine Crane Accident at California Park

A small Northern California amusement park remains closed while safety officials investigate how a maintenance crane collapsed, injuring two workers. California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman Dean Fryer said Wednesday the investigation will take about four months. The …

Crane Topples Falling into Vermont Market

Fire officials in Georgia, Vt., say a crane tipped over and its boom went right through the roof of a market next door. Elwin Sweeney, of the Georgia Volunteer Fire Department, tells WCAX-TV the crane fell into Georgia Market on …