Crane Accidents

32-Ton Crane Flips Over Sea Wall – Lands in Bay

02/4/01

Coronado, California

Workers from Bob’s Crane Service in Lakeside labored at the site for more than seven hours trying to right the vehicle, which had been lowering a boat dock. The crane landed upside-down, with its boom submerged in San Diego Bay.

According to a captain with the local fire department, a worker was slightly injured in the accident but declined treatment.

The crane was in the process of lowering a boat dock when it began to tip, tearing down a barrier, a tree, and a street lamp before splashing into a bay. Approximately 10 gallons of hydraulic fluid leaked into the bay as a result of the tipover.

The accident is under investigation by Cal-OSHA and the state Fish and Game Service.

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