Crane Accidents

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May, 2008 Archive

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Three Injured, Two Critically, in Black Thunder Crane Accident

05/31/08
Three Injured, Two Critically, in Black Thunder Crane Accident

Gillette, Wyoming A 1,100 tonne Lampson Transilift crane working at the Black Thunder Mine in northeast Wyoming has collapsed and blocked a railway line today, injuring three people, two critically. A Lampson employee, Rodney Loffler was suffering from Contusions and stress fractures to his vertibrae, while Andrew Milonis and Frederico Read More

Second NYC Crane Crash in Three Months Kills Two Workers

05/30/08

New York Original Story (5/30/2008):  Crane Collapse: Discussing the Intricacies of Construction Inspection A construction crane collapsed on New York’s Upper East Side, killing two workers and demolishing part of an apartment building in the city’s second fatal accident in three months. All crane operations were halted until June 2. Read More

An Accident Fuses Two Workers’ Lives Forever

05/30/08

New York Original Story (5/30/2008):  Crane Collapse: Discussing the Intricacies of Construction Inspection Donald Leo, a sturdy 30-year-old crane operator, was looking forward to a June wedding and then a honeymoon in Greece. Ramadan Kurtaj, a 27-year-old émigré who had fought for his life in Kosovo, worked long hours on Read More

Crane Collapse: Discussing the Intricacies of Construction Inspection

05/30/08

 New York  Update (5/31/2008) Second NYC Crane Crash in Three Months Kills Two Workers Update (5/31/2008) An Accident Fuses Two Workers’ Lives Forever New York City officials say that the crane that collapsed on the Upper East Side this morning, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring two others, had been properly inspected. (Although Read More

Four Days to Rescue Crane

05/30/08

 United Kingdom More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Collapse Kills Three in Pudong

05/30/08

China More information lost due to broken links.

Four Killed in Bike-Crane Collision

05/30/08

Pakistan  More information lost due to broken links.

Sea Rescue for Fallen Crane Man

05/29/08
Sea Rescue for Fallen Crane Man

United Kingdom A worker has been treated in hospital after falling from a giant offshore crane being used to build a wind farm on the north Wales coast. A RNLI lifeboat crew from Rhyl was called in to help take the injured man from the Svanen heavy lifting vessel. The Read More

Operator Trapped After Heavy Equipment Pieces Collide at NIT in Norfolk

05/29/08

Norfolk, Virginia More information lost due to broken links.

Crash Closes Highway 82 Between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs

05/28/08

 Carbondale, Colorado  A semitrailer and a construction crane crashed on Highway 82 and delayed traffic Tuesday morning. The accident occurred around 7:22 a.m. in the eastbound lanes just east of the Aspen Glen subdivision, according to the Colorado State Patrol. CSP Trooper Brad Latchaw said the left westbound lane was Read More

Large Crane Falls off Marsha Sharp Freeway

05/27/08
Large crane falls off Marsha Sharp Freeway

Lubbock, Texas A large crane fell off the Marsha Sharp Freeway at the start of the lunch hour today, causing the 50-foot boom to crash across the freeway. The operator jumped off the crane just before it fell to the roadway below. There were no reported injuries, and no cars Read More

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