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February, 2001 Archive

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500 Ton Demag Accident

02/27/01
500 ton Demag (1)

Seattle, Washington  On February 27, 2001, Sicklesteel Cranes was moving a 500 ton Demag with a luffing jib attached, in preparation of booming it down for disassembly. Somehow the crane became unbalanced and tipped over. The boom crushed the two conveyors that feed coal to the top of Trans Alta’s Centralia, Washington coal fired Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Gap Project

02/22/01

Fresno, California Metal staircase falls from a crane during expansion work. A heavy metal staircase fell from a crane onto the second floor of the Gap expansion project in Fresno, crushing one construction worker to death and injuring two others. Desi Armenta, 28, of Fresno died in transit to a Read More

Man Electrocuted While Unloading Truck

02/21/01

Cobb County, Georgia A man unloading a truck in Cobb County was electrocuted when the truck came in contact with some power lines. The victim was taking materials out of his 18-wheeler. A crane touched nearby power lines sending a deadly shock through the crane to the material on the Read More

Man Fixing Crane Dies

02/20/01

Nashville, Tennessee Man fixing crane gets caught in gears, dies. An employee at Metro Ready Mix died yesterday afternoon when he got caught in the gears of a crane he was repairing. Ivan Ware, 37, was a longtime employee at Metro Ready Mix on Second Avenue North. He and two Read More

Huge Crane Traps Driver

02/20/01
Car Crushed by Crane Seattle Washington 2001

Seattle, Washington A huge crane traps driver in truck for nearly three hours. JoAnne Beffert was parked in her pick-up truck in the Seattle Union Pacific railroad yard, waiting to give a co-worker a lift. Suddenly, a wheel on a 175,000 pound “piggy packer” crane, broke through a concrete lid Read More

Man Dies Fixing Crane

02/18/01

Nashville, Tennessee An employee at Metro Ready Mix died yesterday afternoon when he got caught in the gears of a crane he was repairing. Ivan Ware, 37, was a longtime employee at Metro Ready Mix on Second Avenue North. He and two other employees were doing maintenance work on a Read More

Crane Operator Electrocuted

02/9/01

Weatherford, Texas A Baldwins Industrial Services crane operator electrocuted in Ball Street construction accident.

Tree Trimmer Electrocuted

02/9/01

Oak Hill, Florida Tree trimmer electrocuted near Oak Hill in Volusia County. A tree trimmer working near power lines was electrocuted when the aerial lift he was using brushed a power line carrying 13,000 volts of electricity. According to a co-worker, “Apparently he misjudged the distance to the lines.” Fire Read More

Broken Boom Injures Suffolk Worker

02/9/01

Suffolk, Virginia Broken boom of crane injures Suffolk worker.  A Suffolk construction worker escaped serious injury Thursday when the boom of the crane he was working on snapped and he plunged into five feet of water and mud.

Crane Fall Causes Delays

02/9/01

Rensselaer, NY Construction crane falls on tracks, causes service delays. Amtrak train travel was delayed more than an hour Thursday after the boom of a construction crane toppled on the tracks. There were no reported injuries. One train was delayed an hour and 27 minutes, and another was delayed five Read More

Crane Operator Electrocuted

02/9/01

Weatherford, Texas A Baldwins Industrial Services crane operator electrocuted in Ball Street construction accident.

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