Crane Accidents

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December, 1999 Archive

M250 Manitowoc Tipped

12/30/99
M250 Manitowoc tipped in Blackstone, MA 1

The crane was on bare rental from Sellah & Pecci to Dick Corporation. The accident happened in a local Power Plant while setting a 40 ton manlift. The machine got light and the boom collapsed. It is reported there were no deaths and only minor injuries. This crane was totaled. Read More

Terex RT335 Flipped

12/23/99
Terex RT335

The story is: they were using a vibratory hammer and it shook the crane right off the cribbing. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Airport Crane Accident

12/22/99

A Tower Crane, on a parking garage construction site, was unloading a 40′ bundle of rebar from a truck at the George Bush International Airport in Houston. The truck was in one lane of a three lane street. One end of the bundle was stuck in the headboard of the Read More

50 Ton Crane Crashed to the Ground

12/21/99

Sydney, Australia Crane crashed to the ground yesterday when the footpath it was placed on gave way. Miraculously no one was hurt in the accident a police spokeswoman said.

Crane Truck Accident Provokes Power Failure

12/20/99

Japan An accident involving a crane-carrying truck at the monorail construction site in Kyouhara, Naha City, brought extensive power failure.

Odense Steel Shipyard´s Gantry Crane Severely Damaged

12/10/99
Gantry Crane Accident from Storm

Intensive efforts at Odense Steel Shipyard Odense Steel Shipyard is facing a production stop for a period of time after the Yard’s gantry crane was totally destructed in the hurricane, Friday, 3 December. Over the weekend the Yard’s management and a considerable number of employees started preparations for removal of Read More

Coal Mine Fatality

12/9/99
Counterweight Disassembly Death

West Liberty, West Virginia A work crew consisting of three persons were preparing a 75-ton mobile crane for transport from the mine property. Prior to the crane operator securing the top of the 6-ton counterweight by removing the slack in the attached wire rope, the victim, who was positioned between Read More

Worker Injured in Crane Horror

12/7/99

Doctors were today battling to save the leg of a workman who was trapped under a crane at a building construction site.