Crane Accidents

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May, 1999 Archive

Operator Dies From Injuries Following an Accident With a 4100 Manitowoc

Manitowoc Boom Collapses Killing Operator - Canada

Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Canada At the Husky Oil co-generation project a 4100 Manitowoc in a ringer configuration was attempting to hoist a burner weighing in excess of 130 tons. It was hoisted to a height of approximately 85 feet when the operator was instructed to begin lowering the equipment, he dropped it Read More

Large Coal Crane Collapse Injures 5


Los Angeles, California Five workers were injured, one seriously, when a large coal crane on Terminal Island collapsed Friday night.

2 Electrocuted in North Fulton Crane Accident


More details lost to broken links

Three Workers Injured After Crane Topples


Naperville, IL More details lost to broken or missing links

Crane Tips While Driving


Houston, Texas Houston Fire Department Heavy Rescue crews work to free Lewis Bridwell from the wreckage of an overturned construction crane Tuesday. Bridwell was driving the crane, owned by Head & Guild Equipment Co., eastbound down Interstate 10 shortly before 2 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a car that Read More

Wind Gusts Knock Crane Over


El Paso, Texas It was at a remote job site outside of El Paso. Forrest Construction is the name of the contractor. It seems they had “tipped over” a Manitowoc model 4100. A Lampson Crane was on site trying to get the crane back upright. Apparently, the boom from the Read More

Maxim / Anthony Crane Crashes at Riverwalk Site


Augusta, Georgia More details lost due to missing or removed links.