Crane Accidents

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September, 2001 Archive

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Barnstead Man Electrocuted in Accident


Kingston, New Hampshire The machine involved in the subject accident is a Telsta aerial lift mounted on a Ford truck reportedly owned by Twin Star Cable. Michael Brooks, the driver of the truck, was reportedly standing on the ground with his left arm contacting the truck’s cab door when the Read More

Crash Driver Said He Was a Passer-By


A LORRY driver who crashed into a taxi walked away from the scene pretending he was a by-stander and shortly afterwards reported his vehicle stolen, a court heard yesterday. Paul Dennis (32) of Dolphin Road, Crumlin, Dublin, was given a three-month suspended jail sentence for careless driving at Dolphin’s Barn Read More

Erickson’s Crane Toppled into a Hole


Baldwin, Michigan More information lost due to broken links.

Widow Sues Columbia for Spider-Man Death


Downey, California Original Story The wife of a crew worker who died on the set of the upcoming Spider-Man movie has sued Columbia Pictures. The wrongful death lawsuit filed Wednesday in Superior Court seeks unspecified damages. A call to Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, wasn’t immediately returned early Thursday. Read More

Baldwins Industrial Services, Inc. Incident

Baldwins Industrial Services, Inc. Incident (1)

Houston, Texas  Baldwins Industrial Services, Inc. (formerly Phillips Crane & Rigging) in Houston had an incident at Lyondell Citgo Refinery today in the cat cracker unit. They were assembling a Demag 4800 Crawler. While setting the upper or super structure on the tracks, the Kobelco crane (220 ton capacity) looks Read More

Death of Man at Northland Company Under Investigation


Northmoor, Missouri  Ascencion Bermudez, 53, was electrocuted Monday while unloading equipment near power lines at Kelly-Hill Co. in Northmoor. Northmoor police Detective Leroy Williams declined to comment Wednesday about the safety standards in place when Bermudez died. Bermudez’s son, Andres Bermudez, said he was glad police and OSHA were investigating. Read More

Two Die In Construction Accident


Yeehaw Junction, Florida The two workmen died early Monday after the cherry picker they were working in was hit by a section of crane cable that had snapped. Lt. July Rivers, spokesman for the Osceola Sheriff’s Office, later identified the victims as: David Knight, 32, of Lacoochee in Pasco County, and Enrique Read More

Crane Collapses, Crushes Man


Bedford Park, Illinois Warren Kubicek, a 58-year-old crane operator from Evergreen Park, was killed early Saturday morning when the 60-foot-high crane he was using collapsed at a Bedford Park rail yard.

Crane Mishap Closes Hathaway Bridge


 Panama City, Florida  The Florida Highway Patrol and Bay County Sheriff’s Office said a crane operated by Robert Waters, 40, of Panama City, struck power lines beside the bridge. No one was injured, and property damage was minimal. Granite Construction, the Tampa-based firm contracted to build the new bridge.

Man Hurt in Crane Accident at Chelsea Salt Terminal


Chealsea, Massachusetts More information lost due to broken links.

Safety Lessons Learned


San Onofre, California Original Story (06/03/2001):  Crane Accident at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Date: July 26, 2001 Incident Description: Failure of KEVLAR slings while lowering a small mobile crane from the Turbine Deck to the crane bay. Nature of Injury and Part of Body: There were no injuries in Read More

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