Crane Accidents

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May, 2000 Archive

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Yet Another Power Line Death


Dundee, Michigan Another power line death. Doyle, I got your message at my office at the Michigan Road Builders Association last Friday. I do not know of many details of the accident which occurred in late May in Dundee Michigan.  I do know that a worker was electrocuted, apparently the Read More

Tree Service Totals Crane


A tree service company pretty much totaled their crane on Thursday. They bent the boom right in the center. The operator said he heard a loud grinding noise and then the boom bent. Upon further inspection, they actually twisted the whole truck frame.

Another Crane on a Barge Hits Power Line


Yet, another crane on a barge hits power line.  That’s two this month. This is #4 for this month and #10 for the year. 6/2/2000 Update: Coast Guard Wants to Suspend Tug captain’s License After Accident. 7/18/2000 Update: Tug Boat Captain Loses License.

Wind Fells 60-Metre Crane


Edmonton It was booms away when high winds knocked down a 60-metre-tall construction crane in downtown Edmonton yesterday. Winds gusting to 75 kmh toppled the crane from its base and sent it crashing to the ground at a parkade construction site at 104 Avenue and 110 Street. No one was Read More

Crane Accident with 3 Fatalities

Crane Operator

London, England The three workmen killed when a crane snapped and plunged 400 feet in London’s Docklands have been named. The dead men were Peter Clark, 33, from Southwark, London; Martin Burgess, 31, from Castleford, West Yorkshire; and Michael Whittard, 39, from Leeds. Health and safety investigators are continuing on-site Read More

Crane Accident Kills Pearl Harbor Worker


Hawaii Crane accident kills Pearl Harbor worker.

A 130 Ton Demag Slid Off Road

130 Ton Demag Slides of Collapsed Road Due to Weight 2000

Newcastle, Australia The crane was maneuvering into postion to setup for a lift (with counterweight on deck) when the road collapsed beneath it causing it to slide. The crane was actually in the centre of the road at the time, with the left hand tyres running over the timber under Read More

An RT335 With a Bent Boom

RT335 Bent Telescopic Boom 2000

Here’s the picture of the RT335 that the boom was bent on. I guess this is called a ‘pleasure bend’ in New England. The first grey section of boom next to the white butt section has a nice bend. The second grey section does also, but is less noticable. Once Read More

Boy Struck by Metal Arm on Lorry Dies


United Kingdom 05/31/01 update: Lorry driver jailed over death of boy hit by loose crane.

Crane Collapsed Onto Truck at School


Boxford, Massachusetts State and federal safety officials were notified yesterday about a crane accident at Masconomet Regional High School, where a $54 million building project is underway. The accident occurred at 9:55 a.m. after a cable crane operator apparently left the machine “but did not set the brake properly on Read More

An Anthony crane rolled off job-site ramp

Crane with 200 Foot Boom Tips San Diego California 2000

San Diego, California An Anthony crane with 200′ of boom and 60′ of jib rolled off of a construction site entrance ramp in La Jolla on Monday. The crane was working on a project at the Hyatt Hotel on Plaza De Las Palmas. It took out a tall palm tree, Read More

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