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April, 2001 Archive

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Fear Grips School After Crane Hits Playground

04/27/01

Hong Kong Students, parents and teachers of a Tin Shui Wai primary school are living in fear after a 10-metre-high crane toppled onto their playground. No one was injured when the crane came to rest less than a metre above an area often crowded with hundreds of children. The accident Read More

Manitowoc Model 111 Accident

04/27/01
Manitowoc Model 111 Accident (1)

Location and Exact Date of This Incident is Unknown at This Time Report Update (05/11/2001):  Letter Response It is reported the operator was pouring concrete with a two-yard bucket. He boomed down beyond safe radius and the crane began to tip. He then tried to swing away from the building Read More

Man Charged in Bachelor Party Crane Incident

04/24/01

Gaylord, Michigan  Report Update (07/29/2001):  Man Pleads No Contest to Negligent Homicide in Bachelor Party Death  Report Update (08/25/2001):  Man Gets Probation for Party Tragedy  James Edmund Lucas died when he tried to climb onto side of large crane, police say.

Seven Injured After Crane Hits Power Lines

04/24/01

Wilton, Australia Original Story (04/24/2001):  Four Airlifted to Hospital After Crane Strikes Overhead Wires More information lost due to broken links.

Four Airlifted to Hospital After Crane Strikes Overhead Wires

04/24/01

Wilton, Australia  Report Update (04/24/2001):  Seven Injured After Crane Hits Power Lines Four people were injured in an explosion when a mobile crane struck overhead wires west of Sydney this morning. An ambulance spokesman said the crane hit the wires, which were carrying 33,000 volts. The accident happened just after Read More

Subcontractor Clectrocuted at Site of Gas Turbine Project

04/23/01

Columbia, Missouri The worker who died from electrocution has been identified as Allen Everett, 47, of Buffalo, Missouri, according to a statement from the Columbia Fire Department. Everett, an employee of the Bradon Co., was holding onto steel cables attached to a crane when the crane came into contact with power Read More

Why Did the Beam Fall Off Crane?

04/21/01

Chesterfield, Virginia Original Story (04/21/2001):  Highway Project Worker is Killed Investigators know what killed construction worker Isaias Martinez Hernandez at the Route 895 highway project in Chesterfield County. But they don’t know why it happened. Hernandez was cleaning out the bed of a pickup truck at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when Read More

Highway Project Worker is Killed

04/21/01

Chesterfield, Virginia  Report Update (04/21/2001):  Why Did the Beam Fall Off Crane? A 36-year-old construction worker was killed Tuesday at the Interstate 895 highway project in Chesterfield County when he was struck by a support beam that fell from a crane. Isaias Martinez Hernandez of the 1000 block of McKenzie Street Read More

Roofer Injured in Hotel Accident

04/20/01

Anchorage, Alaska A construction accident at the Northern Lights Hotel sent a roofer to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The accident caused a supply hoist to dangle precariously off the side of the hotel before it was stabilized.

Unverified Report Received

04/18/01

Georgetown, Texas United Crane turned a 75 ton truck crane over in their yard by high booming the hydraulic with no rear outriggers extended but heavy damage was done to the jib. In regards to the United Crane accident in Georgetown, the crane was taken to their Houston shop for Read More

One Killed, One Hurt When Tree Hits Power Lines

04/13/01

Huntington Beach, California A Huntington Beach plant nursery employee was electrocuted Thursday and a co-worker hospitalized with burns after a tree they were moving became tangled in overhead power lines, authorities said. The man killed was identified as Mario Negrete, 51, of Stanton.

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