Crane Accidents

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March, 2002 Archive

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Contractor Fired


Burlington, North Carolina Original Story (02/22/02):  Chapel Hill Lawyer Dies After Crane Drops Concrete Form Onto His Car More information lost due to broken links.

Union Pacific Railroad Auto Accident Litigation


Washington Original Story In 2001, 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 on the yard surface, causing the crane to Read More

I-95 Reopens About an Hour After all Lanes Shut Near Delray


Delray Beach, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Kills Boy at Metro Rail Site, Officials Blame Driver


New Delhi, India A three-year-old boy died yesterday evening when he was hit by a crane at a Metro Rail construction site in Seelampur, northeast Delhi.

Union Slaps Work Ban on Baulderstone


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Original Story (08/05/2001):  Construction Worker Crushed to Death at Southbank Members of the Electrical Trades Union yesterday voted to ban work on future Baulderstone Hornibrook construction projects in protest at a shady deal revealed last month at the royal commission into the building industry. A mass meeting Read More

Crane Operator, 45, Falls to His Death


Jacksonville, Florida A 45-year-old Jacksonville man died yesterday after plummeting nearly 10 stories from a crane at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Talleyrand Avenue site. Sgt. Jim Parker of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the crane operator, whose name was not being released pending notification of next of kin, was just Read More

Swing Lock Not Engaged

Swing Lock Not Engaged (1)

Florida After setting a headwall for underground drainage. The operator backed the crane away from the site in sugarsand with the boom straight up. As the pictures show, the swing lock was not engaged. The outrigger pad hung up on a 30′ long submersible pump lying on the ground, on the Read More

Construction Worker Killed: Howe Man, 27, Dies in Accident at Site of New City Hall


Lewisville, Texas More information lost due to broken links.

Big Boom Goes Bust


Port Melbourne, Australia More information lost due to broken links.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


 Fort Lauderdale, Florida On 03/15/2002 a 46-year-old Sunrise man broke his leg after he fell 15 feet at a construction site at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. George Jackson fell when a concrete roof panel being lifted by a crane snapped in two pieces. Reportedly, he was attaching Read More

Worker Injured After Crane Boom Falls


Frederick, Maryland More information lost due to broken links.

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