Crane Accidents

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June, 2008 Archive

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Barge Crane Slices Ohio River Power Line


Huntington, West Virginia  The power outage that hit Huntington just before noon Friday was caused by a barge boom crane that wasn’t as low as it needed to be. Larry Hall, a transmission supervisor with American Electric Power Ashland, said the crane operator told him the charts said to stay Read More

Twenty-Eight Year Old Elecrocuted


Buyck, Minnesota A 28 year old Buyck man is dead after being electrocuted. Duane Jensen was working with a construction crew Thursday morning loading tree removal debris on to a truck when the truck’s boom contacted an over head power line. Jensen’s coworker and the bike fire department’s first responders Read More

Crane Hits Power Wires In East Portland


Portland, Oregon More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident in San Luis Obispo Leaves Man in Critical Condition


California  More information lost due to broken links.

Truck With Attached Crane at Florida Mall Maintenance Job Flips


Fort Lauderdale, Florida A routine roof maintenance job at The Galleria mall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., took an unexpected turn Tuesday when a truck with a 100-foot lift flipped over, injuring a 77-year-old worker and blocking two lanes of traffic, authorities said. The unidentified worker, who was operating the boom Read More

Montreal Construction Worker Dies in Crane Accident


Canada  More information lost due to broken links.

Victim Identified in Fatal Crane Accident on I-80


Adair, Iowa The Iowa State Patrol says 27 year old Dustin James Flinn of Atlantic died when the crane he was operating for AM Cohron & Son Construction Incorporated toppled over as he was working on a bridge removal project in Adair County. The accident happened at around 7:40 a.m. Read More

Worker Dies in Mobile Shipyard Accident


Mobile, Alabama A construction worker was killed in an accident at a Mobile ship yard. Mobile Police spokeswoman Nancy Johnson said 24-year-old Dimitri Hicks died Wednesday at about 7 a.m. She said Hicks was operating an overhead crane and was pinned between a sheet of steel and a wall. The Read More

Ten-Tonne Crane Topples, Leaving Driver Trapped


United Kingdom Three people were lucky to be alive after a 10 tonne JCB toppled over – crushing a car. The crane driver was trapped in the cab for a couple of hours, and both occupants of the Mercedes car had a narrow escape. Police were called shortly before 9am Read More

Crane Hits Bridge


United Kingdom  A crane hit a bridge in Langley Mill on Monday causing damage to the underpart. The crane was attached to the back of a Scanya lorry and came detached when the vehicle went under the bridge on Station Road. The incident occurred at around 10.45am and police closed Read More

Crane Accident Traps Man In Cab


San Antonio, Texas More information lost due to broken links.

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