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Washington, D.C.'s I-295 Reopens After Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Both lanes of Interstate 295 in Northeast Washington D.C. reopened to traffic early Thursday morning, June 24, after crews worked through the night clearing debris from the roadway following the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on June 23....


Emergency Crews Rescue Construction Worker From Top of the Rock Sinkhole

A spokesperson for Top of the Rock said a third-party construction contractor lost control of his pickup truck and slid off a path, used by construction crews, into the sinkhole. It happened around 11:15 a.m....


Concrete Slab Falls, Killing Construction Worker

OSHA is investigating the death of a construction worker who police say was killed when a concrete panel fell on him from an aerial lift in Cleveland. The worker has been identified as 56-year-old Joseph Matulis, of Akron, Ohio....


Barge Carrying Crane Sinks in River

Rhode Island officials are investigating after a barge carrying a crane sank in the Providence River. The Providence Fire Department responded to reports of the barge sinking around 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9. The vessel had sunk to the river bottom by 6 p.m....


Large Construction Beam Falls Onto Interstate

Officials say a large beam fell onto Interstate 4 in Florida, Oct. 3, as crews were removing it, shutting down traffic in both directions. The Florida Department of Transportation told local news outlets that the metal structure once used to hang large traffic signs didn't free as easily as expected....


Crane Topples on California House

A crane fell on a house in Campbell, Calif., while crews from San Jose-based King Crane, contracted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), were replacing a power pole in a nearby backyard Aug. 8. The crane, a 2011 Link-Belt, registered to Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., was extended about 200 ft....


Crane Truck, Car Collide on Texas Highway

The Texas Department of Public Safety was called out to a two-vehicle crash around 4 p.m. Aug. 2 on Highway 87 just south of 82nd Street in Lubbock, TX. A crane truck was southbound on U.S. 87 and a Dodge Magnum passenger car was merging off the service road onto U.S....


Idaho Building Collapses on Construction Workers

Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma. KBOI-TV reports police believe 14 workers were standing on the building when it collapsed Wednesday afternoon....


Stay Put? Deadly London Fire Puts Scrutiny on High-Rise Rule

NEW YORK (AP) A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don't automatically run for the stairs....






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