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March, 2001 Archive

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Crane Topples Over at Airport Road

03/31/01

Singapore A crane toppled over at a Civil Defence worksite in Airport Road on Friday morning. It is believed that there were no injuries in the incident. When Channel NewsAsia visited the scene, construction work seemed to be proceeding normally at other parts of the site. According to the Manpower Read More

Crane Operator Falls to His Death

03/30/01

Moorgate, London A crane driver was killed yesterday morning (Thursday) after he fell off a ladder on a building site in Moorgate, London. The victim, Doug Whiting, 50, was working for Costain on a JV project with Skanska for a £30m commercial development for MEPC, when he fell onto the first Read More

Bridge Worker Dodges Falling Crane Boom at Fore River Work Site

03/28/01

Quincy, Massachusetts The steel boom of a crane used in the construction of a temporary bridge across the Fore River collapsed yesterday, narrowly missing a worker. The man, who would not give his name, said he looked up when one of the crane’s cables glanced off his hard hat. “It Read More

Man Injured in Fall From Crane

03/28/01

A Canosia Township man was listed in serious condition Tuesday night after a 25-foot fall at a construction site in Hermantown. Adam Sadler, 49, reportedly fell from a hydraulic basket, or cherry picker, after a main hydraulic seal on the truck broke, Hermantown Fire Chief Ron Minter said. The accident Read More

Crane Toppled Onto Apartment Building

03/23/01

Lost Angeles, California A crane used during a film shoot toppled over and damaged two apartment buildings Thursday in the Baldwin Hills section of Los Angeles, authorities said. No one was injured.

3 Construction Firms Fined in Crane Accident

03/22/01

Fort Worth, Texas Original Story Federal safety officials have levied $11,250 in fines against three construction firms involved in an October construction accident downtown that left one worker critically injured. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Fort Worth cited the firms for seven “serious” safety violations, in which workers Read More

Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life

03/21/01

Brunswick, Georgia Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life of Marshall Shirah, 19, When a Crane Cable Snapped More details regarding this accident are currently lost due to Broken Link

Crane Turned Over in Downtown San Antonio

03/20/01

San Antonio, Texas A construction crane turned over onto a building in the 600 block of North Flores around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. One person reported an ankle sprain trying to clear out of the way of the accident, no one else was injured. Crews were lifting a 19,000 pound Read More

Crane Ball Falls Through Roof of Mall

03/16/01

Durham, North Carolina “A security guard told Durham Police he saw someone inside the crane at the time of the incident…” And did nothing? Makes one wonder if that security guard knows what a security guard’s job is all about. Duh! — Doyle Peeks (CraneAccidents.com Editor) “The crane’s door was locked but would Read More

Maxim Crane Works Accident at the Hovensa Refinery

03/15/01
Maxim Crane Collapses No Outriggers 2001

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands The load was only a scaffold welding structure but with 80′ of boom and no outriggers it went quickly. The owner operator was Maxim Crane Works/Anthony Crane. This is their third accident on the island in about 3 months.

160 Ton Demag Tipped Over

03/14/01
160 Ton Demage Crane Collapse

Tacoma, Washington Rumor is they had 130 foot of stick out, but did not have all the counterweight on. When they made their lift, the crane went over. Some equipment was damaged and one person injured when they jumped off a 15 foot ladder to get away. March 28, 2001 Read More

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