Crane Accidents

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September, 1999 Archive

Slidell Man May Lose Leg After Crane Accident


Slidell Although a Slidell man has a great chance of losing his leg after an accident while on the job at Halter Marine, 330 Bayou Liberty Rd., emergency workers on the scene praised his courage throughout the entire rescue effort.

Truss Falls and Kills Worker


Portland, Maine An accident at the site of a new school has claimed the life of a construction worker when a crane that was lifting a metal truss tipped over. The truss struck and killed one of the workers on the ground. Preliminary findings show that the ground may have Read More

Florida Port Worker Dies


Palmetto, Florida Port worker crushed to death loading orange juice.

Female Crane Operator Killed at Trail King


Mitchell, South Dakota Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors are expected to arrive at Trail King this morning to look into the death of a 19-year-old female employee at the company’s west plant in Mitchell. Teresa Huether, rural Tripp, was killed Monday night after she was pinched between a stationary Read More

A 4100 Manitowoc Crane Boom Kills 1

New York Manitowoc Crane Boom Collapses - Kills 1

New York A huge crane collapsed at a Chelsea construction site on Friday morning, killing one worker and injuring three others after the crane operator tried to hoist the boom without releasing special restraints intended to prevent an accident during Tropical Storm Floyd, officials said. The 383-foot red steel crane, Read More

Tower Crane Accident

Tower Crane Collapse During Digital TV Installation

A construction accident on a television tower Wednesday morning forced the evacuation of a nursing home and 200 houses and sent several television and radio stations scrambling to find ways to transmit programming. A bolt holding a crane to the top of a 900-foot broadcasting tower snapped while workers installed Read More

Electrocutions Kills One & Injures Two


East Allen Township Electrocution killed a Trunzo Employee and injured two others. OSHA follows with investigations.

Crane Knocks Out Power


Chapel Hill, North Carolina More Details lost due to the broken / missing links.