Crane Accidents

Construction Worker Killed



A construction worker was killed on Wednesday when a 10 ton crane he was using to drill septic tank holes toppled over and crushed him in the trench. (operator error)

As of late Wednesday night his body was not removed from the trench. Possible cause was improper setup of crane on soft unstable ground without sufficient mating for the outriggers. OSHA was on the site investigating.

This is not the first accident the company has had. The last one, a crane drilling attachment contacted power lines.
For more information see Basic Drilling.

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