Crane Accidents

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1998 Archive

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Drunk Driver Crashes Crane

12/30/98

Vladivostok, Russia Data lost due to missing or removed links

Christopher Green

12/29/98
Christopher Green

Las Vegas, Nevada A Las Vegas man was killed Monday night when a four-ton slab fell from a Vegas resort under construction. Tourists on the Las Vegas Strip watched as the iron and concrete section, about 10-feet by 20-feet, fell to the ground. 24-year old Christopher Green was crushed to Read More

Construction Worker Dies at Venetian Site

12/29/98

Clark County, Nevada A 24-year-old construction worker was killed Monday night when a nearly three-story piece of facade at the Venetian hotel-casino site fell on him from near the top of the 35-story structure. Tourists watched as the iron and concrete piece, which weighed between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds and Read More

Daniel C. Sweeny

12/18/98

Louisville, Kentucky Welder, survived by his wife, Lea and their sons D.J., age 8 and Josh, age 5.

Two Charged in Crane Accident

11/17/98

Bangkok Data lost due to broken or missing links

Jorge Huizar

11/17/98

Los Angeles, California Was killed when a crane supported conveyor collapsed at LAXT. Jorge, we miss you and your smile. Our days are not complete without your humor and good nature. – James T.

UK Crane Death Inquiry Launched

11/15/98
Crane Being used to Install Telephone Lines

United Kingdom  An investigation is under way into the death of a man crushed under a 30-tonne crane. The accident happened in a car park of the Royal Liverpool University hospital where engineers were installing telephone lines on the 12th floor. A doctor from the casualty department tended to the Read More

Watertown Man Killed When Crane Tips

11/8/98

Monroe, Wisconsin A 28-year-old Watertown man was killed Monday in a construction accident in Green County, officials said. Donald H. Zache Jr. died after a crane-type machine he was operating got stuck in the soft soil and tipped on its side. He died on the scene at about 1 p.m., Read More

Fine for Worker Casualty

10/24/98

North Iowa Clear Lake company has been fined $25,200 following an August accident in which a Hampton man was killed. More data lost due to broken link.

3 Workers Burned When Crane Hits Power Line

10/21/98

Oakland, California ALAMEDA COUNTY – Construction at a freeway job site will be suspended for several days after three workers were burned when their crane hit a power line early yesterday, authorities said. The accident happened about 1 a.m. near the junction of Highways 13 and 24 as the workers Read More

Crane Topples Knocking Out Power at Homes

10/20/98

Seattle, Washington MERCER ISLAND – A construction-crane operator escaped injury this morning on Mercer Island when his rig toppled as he was raising a concrete culvert. The accident downed power lines and caused an electricity outage near Southeast 33rd Street and 94th Avenue Southeast. Firefighters said the crane was loading Read More

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