Crane Accidents

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January, 2001 Archive

Accountability / Responsibility

01/17/01

Author: Doyle Peeks That is a sad commentary, especially for the victims. Until the launch of CraneAccidents.com, we have not had a place to report crane related accidents. OSHA should have been doing what I’m now doing a long time ago. They have the Website, the investigators, and the data. Read More

Phillips Crane and Rigging Accident

01/13/01

El Campo, Texas The crane was a 75 ton Liebherr, working at an oil rig site. While moving the crane on mats, with full counterweights, the crane was swung over the side (no load?) and the crane fell over backwards onto its side. The operator had one section of boom Read More

Crane Operator Rescued After Crane Topples Into Ditch

01/12/01

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A crane operator was injured Thursday night when his crane toppled into a ditch. The identity of the 38 year-old man, was not released. He was driving the crane on SW 149 and U.S. Highway 62 when its right wheels left the roadway, authorities said. The crane Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane

01/12/01

Sidney, Australia Crane driver trapped under crane, was freed after 10 hour ordeal. 1/16/2001 Update: Union is accused of making vexatious safety claims.

Crane operator rescued

01/12/01

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Crane operator rescued after crane topples into ditch.  A crane operator was injured Thursday night when his crane toppled into a ditch. The identity of the 38 year-old man, was not released.  He was driving the crane on SW 149 and U.S. Highway 62 when Read More

Man trapped under crane

01/12/01

 Sidney, Australia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Man trapped under crane. Update 01/12/01: Crane driver freed after 10 hour ordeal. Update 01/16/01: Union accused of making vexatious safety claims.

Worker Crushed By Falling Machine

01/7/01

Springfield, Missouri A 48-year-old man was killed Friday, January 6, 2001, when a machine fell from a crane and landed on him, officials said. The man, whose identity was not released, was guiding the crane operator while moving an air circulation unit when the straps securing the machine apparently broke. Read More

Worker seriously injured

01/7/01

Vancouver, Canada                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Worker Seriously Hurt At Downtown Project.   A worker was critically injured Friday morning, January 6, 2001, in a crane accident at the West Coast Bank Building project in downtown Vancouver. Update:   Crane accident victim off critical list.  A man injured in a crane accident in downtown Vancouver on Friday Read More

Worker crushed by falling machine

01/7/01

Springfield, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Worker crushed by falling machine.  A 48-year-old man was killed Friday, January 6, 2001, when a machine fell from a crane and landed on him, officials said. The man, whose identity was not released, was guiding the crane operator while moving an air circulation unit when the Read More

Worker Seriously Hurt At Downtown Project

01/6/01

Vancouver, Canada A worker was critically injured Friday morning, January 6, 2001, in a crane accident at the West Coast Bank Building project in downtown Vancouver