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2004 Archive

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Barnhart Crane Changes its Name


Barnhart Crane and Rigging, a Memphis-based heavy rigging and transportation services company with a branch in Mobile, has changed its name to simply “Barnhart.”

Tadano Recalls 10,000 Crane Vehicles After Fatal Accident


Tokyo Construction-use crane maker Tadano Ltd. (6395.TO) said Friday that it is recalling some 10,000 crane vehicles after a faulty steering system caused a fatal accident in August. Due to the Japanese company’s late response, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has issued a warning against Tadano to improve Read More

Crane Falls 120 Meters


Australia  A Bechtel spokesman says a boom collapsed from a crane in a lay-down area of the plant.

Worker Electrocuted at Achord Rd. Power Station


Dublin, Georgia More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Falls, Injures Two Men


Freeport, Maine More information lost due to broken links.

Worker is Killed in Bridge Project Led by Fru-Con

Worker is Killed in Bridge Project Led by Fru-Con

 New Town, North Dakota The company building the I-280 bridge over the Maumee River in Toledo suffered another workplace fatality yesterday when part of a bridge pier collapsed at a project in North Dakota, killing one and injuring three. The accident at the Fru-Con Construction company’s Four Bears Bridge project Read More

Miller Park Case Arguments Heard


MADISON — The contractor hired to install the roof at Miller Park intentionally disregarded the rights of three ironworkers killed in an accident, an attorney argued Thursday. William DeGrave of Kimberly, Jeffrey Wischer and Jerome Starr were killed in 1999 when a crane collapsed as they tried to guide a Read More

Crash Suit


Woolwich Reed & Reed Inc. has been awarded $298,100 plus costs and interest in a suit against Weeks Marine Inc. The award stems from an incident that occurred in October 2000. The judgment, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Brock Hornby, found that Weeks Marine was liable for negligence in Read More

Families File Suit in Crane Accident


Tilford, Pennsylvania Original Story (08/21/03):  Three Workers Killed when Crane Touches Power Line More information lost due to broken links.

Consensus Reached on Recommendation for OSHA Cranes and Derricks Standard


Washington The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that its Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (CDAC) has reached consensus on language for a revised crane and derrick standard for construction. The draft will be submitted to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and Read More

Crane Claims


Canada TWO of the widows of the HSBC crane tragedy will face their husbands’ former employer in court. Melanie Whittard and Alison Clarke and accident survivor Gareth Hetherington will meet Hewden Tower Cranes at the Royal Courts of Justice next year. Mick Whittard, Peter Clarke and Martin Burgess fell 450ft Read More

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