Crane Accidents

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September, 1998 Archive

Worker Electrocuted


Marco Island, Florida Worker Electrocuted in Accident at Marco Island Construction Site. Marco company gets hefty fine in electrocution death.

Crane Drops 9.5-Ton Slab on Firehouse

Crane Drops Load on Firehouse San Francisco

San Francisco, California Firefighters Had Moved out Just Before Mishap Mechanical failure apparently sent a 9.5-ton concrete panel hurtling down onto an unoccupied fire station in downtown San Francisco, state inspectors said yesterday. The accident at 9 p.m. Wednesday injured no one because just three days before, 15 firefighters had Read More

Worker Loses Leg Due to Accident


Stanford A 23-year-old construction worker who lost his right leg in a construction accident Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport underwent surgery yesterday on his left leg, officials said. Dan Chipparone was undergoing surgery late yesterday at Stanford University Medical Center, spokesman Walter Hangad said. Chipparone’s condition was upgraded from serious to Read More

Crane Collapses, Cutting Off Man’s Leg


San Francisco, California Construction Worker Hit by Giant Steel Cage A construction worker’s leg was severed yesterday when a giant cage-like steel structure fell on him during work on San Francisco International Airport’s grand expansion. Dan Chipparone, 23, was helping guide a reinforcing steel cage that was being lowered by Read More

25 Year Old Worker Decapitated by Crane


United Kingdom Employer Cleared in 2001 Family Moves on 2008 Simon Jones should have been celebrating his 25th birthday this Tuesday. Instead, his friends will be remembering how he died on the first day of a job he should never have been doing, another of Britain’s rapidly increasing number of Read More

Crane Crushes Student’s Car and Busts Water Main


Miami, Florida University of Miami student Christine Petrowski, finds her car crushed by a crane that fell Thursday in Coral Gables, near U.S. 1 and Southwest 57th Avenue. No one was hurt, but the 150-ton crane demolished the car. The crane, from Gold Coast of Hollywood, toppled when the road Read More