Crane Accidents

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May, 2011 Archive

Man Killed by Crane at Quarry

05/26/11
Crane Rolled Over Killed 1 Congress Arizona 2011

Congress, Arizona A crane accident at a quarry in Congress, Ariz. leads to a worker’s death. On May 24, a 28-year-old quarry worker was killed when a crane he was driving rolled over. The incident occurred on State Land adjacent to Jake’s Granite Quarry located at milepost 5 off Date Read More

2nd Worker Dies at Henley Bridge

05/25/11
2 Workers Dead at Henley Bridge Project

Knoxville, Tennessee An investigation continues into the death of a construction worker at the Henley Bridge project Tuesday, which marked the second on-the-job fatality at the site since work began in January. The worker was struck in the head by a piece of concrete that came loose from a support beam while Read More

Boom Truck Goes Over in Alaska

05/23/11
Overturned Boom Truck in Homer Alaska 2011

Homer, Alaska A 22 ton capacity boom truck tipped over on Friday in Homer Alaska while working at the harbour. The boom truck, a Terex Stinger owned by Mr C. Construction, had been called in to remove a small crane from Petro Marine’s harbor fuel dock. The operator was extending Read More

Man Trapped on Tipped-over Crane

05/19/11
Muskegon Lake Crane Tip - Michigan 2011

Muskegon, Michigan Rescue and hazardous-material units late Thursday morning were at the scene of a crane tipped over on a Muskegon Lake waterfront barge, with a man trapped on the crane and oil and other fluids leaking into the lake. According to early reports, the man was not in the Read More

Tampa Electric Contractor Electrocuted on the Job

05/13/11

Tampa, Florida A Tampa Electric contractor was electrocuted Thursday in the Lake Magdalene area, authorities said. Jason T. Moore, 35, of Wesley Chapel was working in an elevated bucket at 14729 N Florida Ave., when he touched a live transformer, the Hills­borough County Sheriff’s Office said. “We heard a big Read More

Workers Injured in Kanagawa Crane Accident

05/10/11
Boom Buckles & Injures Two in Japan 2011

Yokohama, Japan Two workers at a company in Kanagawa Prefecture were injured when the 60-meter-long arm of a crane on the premises broke and fell, police said. The accident occurred on the grounds of adhesive manufacturer ThreeBond Polymer Co. in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, at about 8:30 a.m. on May 10. Read More

One Injured After Crane Accident in Pine Pass

05/10/11
Masthead Crane Accident Canada 2011

Canada A large crane truck overturned on Highway 97 about 11 o’clock Sunday morning, approximately 90 kilometers south of Chetwynd. The Chetwynd RCMP reports the driver lost control while travelling down a steep hill and collided with a cement barrier. At that point the truck overturned and travelled several hundred more feet, before coming Read More

2 Construction Workers Hurt in Crane Accident

05/9/11
Mobile Crane in Chicago Tips 2011

Chicago, Illinois (WLS) – A construction worker was seriously injured Monday when a crane tipped over and struck him in the chest at a South Side bridge at 99th and Genoa. The worker was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious to critical condition. A second worker, Read More

Toppling Crane Injures 2 on South Side

05/9/11

Chicago, Illinois Two men working on a South Side bridge were injured this morning when a lift-crane toppled over, striking one of them, officials said. The accident happened about 10 a.m. on the 9900 block of South Genoa Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood as crews were working on a Read More

Crane Operator Killed in 2nd Jacksonville Electrocution in 3 Weeks

05/6/11

Jacksonville, Florida A 39-year-old man died this morning when a crane, hooked to a pile of metal material, hit an electrical wire above Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville police said. The yellow Lorain crane that hit the wire at about 9 a.m. was stamped with a Callaway Contracting Inc. sign. Callaway Contracting representatives Read More

1 Injured in Crane Accident in Iowa

05/1/11

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