Crane Accidents

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October, 2000 Archive

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Man Falls From Aerial Lift


Chicago On October 20th, A man was critically injured in a fall from an aerial lift at the Midway Airport Terminal in Chicago.

Crane Topples


Juneau, Alaska Crane Topples at Auke Bay dock. A crane boom broke and fell onto to a dock at the Dehart’s Marina this morning. The 80-foot boom punched a hole in the wooden pier that runs from the beach out to the fuel dock. No one one injured. There are Read More

Crane Boom Falls Killing Man


Lafayette, Ohio A Fort Wayne man was killed Saturday morning when a crane boom fell on him as he attempted to knock a pin out of it, an Allen County sheriff’s department sergeant said. The 37 year old man was working with a partner about noon at 3340 Swaney Road Read More

Worker Killed by Falling Steel


Fort Worth, Texas More details lost due to broken links

Farmer Survives Nightmare With Power Line


Nokomis, Canada Fire leapt up from under Donald Greenfield’s feet. He tried raising a hand to signal for help, and tearing himself away from the vibrations that pinned him to the ground, but he couldn’t move. Forty-one year old Greenfield was being electrocuted. He knew it, but there was nothing Read More

Falling Drywall Showers Pedestrians


Vancouver BC Falling drywall showers pedestrians.  The accident occurred when trying to load drywall onto the 47th floor of a new highrise in Vancouver BC and the leading edge caught on the building resulting in the load becoming unbalanced and dropping out of the basket rigging. The crane operator was operating Read More

Another Power Line Accident


Conway, Arkansas A Conway Corp. Electric Department worker was in critical condition Saturday after being burned on Friday while doing line work on Prince Street. Charlie Brown was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center and then transferred to the burn unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital after being burned on both Read More

Another crane related death in Australia


North Queensland, Australia Another crane related death in Australia. It happened yesterday morning at a Thiess construction site at the Lavarack Army Barracks in Townsville, North Queensland. The deceased (Nick Nicholas) was an employee of a local rigging subcontractor, S&M Rigging, who is responsible for erecting precast concrete panels forming Read More

Falling Crane


Crane falls, nearly hits car on Napa bridge.

Another Death Caused by Power Line Contact


Maryland Two employees of a subcontractor for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc., struck an overhead line with the boom of their truck, electrocuting one man and seriously burning another, the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s office said yesterday. The two men, employees of  C.W. Wright Construction Co., were working on power lines Read More

Worker Killed in Crane Accident


Port Richey, Florida According to witnesses, Mark J. Holcomb, went to duck under a hoisted beam to get a different vantage point when the counterweight on the crane broke off. The beam then dropped, striking Holcomb.  Holcomb worked for Charles Evans, a subcontractor on the home being built by Lexington Read More

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