Crane Accidents

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1996 Archive

Crane Accident in Harlem Kills 2

10/30/96

A construction crane collapsed in Harlem this morning killing two people and injuring three. The accident took place at at Lenox Avenue and 112th Street. The scene of the accident is a storage facility for metal plates used in roadwork. The crane was attempting to move one of the plates Read More

Construction Worker Electrocuted When Crane Hits Power Line

10/10/96

Arizona Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to broken link.

Overturning of Crawler Crane in the U.K.

09/10/96

United Kingdom Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to broken link.

Kids Escape School Bus Wreck with 30-ton Crane

09/7/96

Port Charlotte, Florida Six school kids had their guardian angle riding with them Friday morning. Shortly after the students were dropped off at Charlotte Harbor and Peace River Elementary schools, a 30-ton motorized crane smashed into the rear of their school bus. Three of the four adults aboard the bus, Read More

Fallen Crane Slows Traffic Near Larkspur

09/4/96

San Francisco, California A crane being used for seismic retrofitting fell into a hole near Highway 101 in Larkspur, forcing sporadic closures on both sides of the freeway for nearly eight hours. The crane, located at the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard intersection under the highway, pitched forward at 12:24 p.m. Read More

Crane Collapses Onto Roof of Bookstore

09/1/96

Lexington, Kentucky A crane from a construction site fell onto the roof of the Kennedy Bookstore yesterday morning, causing thousands of dollars in damage to the bookstore at 405 South Limestone Street. No one was injured.

Construction Worker Is Killed At Fashion Valley Mall Job

08/30/96

El Cajon, California Cal/OSHA Cites Schuff Steel After Fatal San Diego Crane Accident The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) today issued two citations to Schuff Steel Co., for violations of state workplace safety regulations related to an incident June 4 at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Read More

Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

02/22/96
Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

This crane was passing another vehicle when the road shoulder gave way.