Crane Accidents

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April, 2000 Archive

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Man Dies in Crane Crash


United Kingdom Fatal Crane accident claims the life of one man.

Operator Killed as Crane Plunges From 17th Floor


Bangkok A crane toppled from the 17th floor of a 38-storey building project in Wattana district yesterday, killing its operator. Police said Samphao Bungbua, 36, died in hospital after his crane plunged from the Metha Complex building along with some debris on to two small office buildings, causing another worker Read More

Man Killed After Crane Accident in Brisbane


Brisbane, Australia A man was killed when a crane collapsed on him in a Brisbane tile factory early today. Police said the man was working in the Monier Tile factory in Bellwood Street, Darra when the crane fell on him before 4am. Workplace Health and Safety officers were investigating the incident, a Read More

Work Site Crane Collapse Sends Seven to Hospital


Wall Township, New Jersey More details lost due to broken links

Worker Dies After Being Crushed by Steel Beams


Tampa, Florida A 32-year-old Cape Coral man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a construction accident in Ybor City. Robert Padilla was a supervisor for one of the construction companies working on the luxury apartment complex, The Park at Ybor City. Tampa police Detective Bob Holland said Padilla was standing on Read More

Steel Beam Hits Steam Generator


Wiscasset, Maine The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says no radioactivity was released when a steel beam hit a steam generator being removed from the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant. No one was hurt when the beam was knocked from a crane during the removal of the steam generator. The accident occurred Read More

Crane Accident on Back & Veatch Project


Fort Myers, Florida There was a crane accident on a project that Black & Veatch is doing for Florida Power & Light Company yesterday. This was a two-block incident that pulled the jib over. There was paint left inside the hoist drum after a recent painting of the drawworks and Read More

Link-Belt 218H Setting Precast Panels with 90′ of Boom Tipped


CHICAGO A Link-Belt 218H setting precast panels with 90′ of boom tipped, no injuries or damage to crane. It appears that the piece was out of the chart, and came to rest on the fire escape of the building behind the job, this was the only thing that saved the Read More

Crane and School Bus Collide


West Miami-Dade, Florida An unusual accident in West Miami-Dade, after a school bus has a run-in with a piece of construction equipment. Police say a crane collided with the bus near the baseball field at the South Campus of Florida International University. The incident happened just after seven o’clock Tuesday Read More

Gantry Crane Collapsed on Bridge Job


Daytona, Florida Engineers have figured out why a block-long construction gantry collapsed last week: Its manufacturer left out a few pieces. Broadway Bridge construction officials said only the tail end of the massive horizontal crane actually collapsed 10 days ago, a section about one-tenth the total length of the structure. Read More

State Faces Questions Over Crane Accident


Auburn, New York Original Accident It’s been more than two years since Laura Cuthbert was nearly killed in a crane accident, and she’s still trying to find out what happened. In response to her most recent plea for help, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s office wrote that it doesn’t have Read More

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