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2006 Archive

Rules Reviewed After Spate of Crane Accidents


Deadly or near-fatal crane accidents around the nation in recent months have spurred safety reviews, triggered fines and left survivors shaking. In Miami and Dade County, a hotbed of construction in Florida, a crane industry work group is considering safety recommendations after a construction worker plunged 39 stories to his death Read More

Victim in Bellevue Crane Collapse is Microsoft Attorney

Tower Crane Kills 1 in Apartment Crash

Seattle, Washington Searchers spent the day sorting through the rubble caused by a giant construction crane that collapsed onto an apartment house in downtown Bellevue Thursday, leaving one person dead. The victim was identified today as Matt Ammon, 31, a Microsoft employee for five months. The King County Medical Examiner’s Read More

Two Killed in Crane Collapse

Crane Collapse Kills Two London England 2006

London, England Wrong Manual Caused Accident (Realized 6 Years Later) Two men were killed after a 50m construction crane collapsed on to a block of flats, police said. One of the men is believed to be the crane operator while the other is thought to be a member of the Read More

Relatives of Crane Collapse Victims Hope to Prosecute


Canada An engineer has brought fresh hope to relatives of the victims of the Canary Wharf crane disaster. The families of the three victims were outraged last summer when a five-year investigation into the tragedy failed to result in any prosecutions. Peter Clarke, 33, Michael Whittard, 39 and Martin Burgess, Read More

Coroner Urges Crane Recall


Australia Original Story (09/20/03):  Tas Crane Accident Kills Man A coroner has recommended the recall of similar articulating pick and carry cranes to that which was involved in an accident that led to the death of a man in Tasmania, Australia on September 20 2003. The inquest finally concluded after Read More

Windows’ Settlement Reached in Crane Deaths at Miller Park


Milwaukee The families of three ironworkers killed in a 1999 crane collapse at Miller Park have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against insurance companies and the contractor hired to install the ballpark’s roof, their attorney said Monday. The exact amount was not disclosed, but Robert Habush, the lead attorney Read More

Past Grief Helped Forge Star


El Cajon, California It’s been nearly 10 years since Jenna Cvitkovich lost her father. Wayne Cvitkovich, a veteran ironworker, was working on the expansion of Fashion Valley shopping center in June 1996 when he was killed by a steel beam that fell from a crane. The accident and its aftermath Read More