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1995 Archive

Operator Crushed When Dockside Crane Tips Over


Alaska SUMMARY On May 18, 1995 (9:00 AM ) a 49-year-old, male “trouble-shooter” (victim) died after the crane he was operating became unbalanced and tipped over. The crane fell over a dock “bull rail” and fell 31 feet into an adjacent bay. The victim was assisting a dock construction contractor Read More

Crane Accident Kills Man in Potrero District


San Francisco, California A crane operator who was crushed to death in a freak accident in the Potrero district Wednesday morning was identified yesterday as a 38-year-old Manteca man. According to the coroner’s office, Jose De Lara was fatally crushed by a steel girder at a Pacific Gas and Electric Read More

Man Critically Injured When Crane Falls Onto Highway 163

Mobile Crane Accident - Boom Buckle / Collapse

Mission Valley, California In an accident a witness described as “just too weird,” a crane lifting a metal column in Mission Valley toppled over onto part of state Route 163 yesterday morning, and a Fallbrook motorist was critically injured. Phillip Hepner Reid, 48, suffered head injuries when the crane’s boom came down right in the path Read More

Crane Operator Falls 30 Feet from a Crane


California California FACE Report #95CA011 A 60-year-old male equipment operator (the victim) died after falling 30 feet from the crane he was operating on an elevated freeway. The width of the freeway where the victim was working was approximately 25 feet from concrete guardrail to concrete guardrail. Prior to the Read More

Laings Fined After Fall Kills Workers


United Kingdom A construction worker from Radlett plunged to his death after an unstable crane toppled over, a court heard on Friday. Anthony Fear, 38, was thrown five storeys to the ground when the work platform he was dismantling came away from the building. Inadequate safety procedures left the platform Read More

Industrial Accident Fatal to Shreveport Man


Shreveport, Loisiana A Shreveport man was fatally injured in an industrial accident at the UOP Shreveport Plant this morning. Galen V. Johnson, Jr., a 42-year-old employee of Louisiana Crane and Machinery, was working as a sub-contractor in a roadway near a UOP manufacturing unit. Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies report that Read More