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Two Workers Electrocuted by Ladder

06/17/99

North Little Rock, Arkansas Two Donrey Outdoor Advertising Co. construction workers were killed Wednesday morning when a ladder on a truck contacted high-voltage wires as the men were preparing to change a billboard along Interstate 30 in North Little Rock. Jessie Simmons, 29, of 1401 Wolfe St. and Jose Marrero, Read More

Operator Dies From Injuries Following an Accident With a 4100 Manitowoc

05/30/99
Manitowoc Boom Collapses Killing Operator - Canada

Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Canada At the Husky Oil co-generation project a 4100 Manitowoc in a ringer configuration was attempting to hoist a burner weighing in excess of 130 tons. It was hoisted to a height of approximately 85 feet when the operator was instructed to begin lowering the equipment, he dropped it Read More

Operator Drowns in Bridge Collapse

04/8/99

Norfolk, Virginia Police, Coast Guard and private divers suspended their searches Wednesday for a missing crane operator who fell into the Elizabeth River after a bridge collapsed Tuesday night at Norshipco. After the all-night search for George T. Freeman, 40, of Eure, N.C., was suspended by Norfolk police divers and the Read More

Operation of Toppled Crane Questioned

03/27/99

A marine police officer died when a mobile crane which may have been incorrectly operated toppled on to him, an inquest heard yesterday. Kwong Wing-fat, 38, died after becoming trapped under the machine on March 27 last year at Sai Wan Ho marine police station. Poon Chi-chung, who was an Read More

Crane Accident in China

03/27/99

A marine police officer died when a mobile crane which may have been incorrectly operated toppled on to him, an inquest heard yesterday. Kwong Wing-fat, 38, died after becoming trapped under the machine on March 27 last year at Sai Wan Ho marine police station.

Windmilling – The Anatomy of a Tower Catastrophe

02/10/99

Huntsville, Alabama This article describes the step-by-step events that led to the tower collapse which claimed the life of Andy Figge, a well respected rigger and Registered Professional Civil Engineer. The article was written at the request of several Southern California broadcast engineers who had close ties with Andy and Read More

Human Error Cited in Port of Oakland Fatality

01/26/99

Oakland, California Chinese worker’s leg was caught in cargo crane Human error apparently led to the death of a Chinese iron worker who was caught in the machinery of a Port of Oakland container crane, sources said yesterday. Miao Yong Jiang, 19, an employee of Shanghai-based Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Read More

Robert Reed

01/12/99

Lockport, illinois Age 49 years old, survived by his wife, Marie Reed and two adult daughters, Diane Hogeveen, of Manhatten, Illinois, and Therea Griffith.

Christopher Green

12/29/98
Christopher Green

Las Vegas, Nevada A Las Vegas man was killed Monday night when a four-ton slab fell from a Vegas resort under construction. Tourists on the Las Vegas Strip watched as the iron and concrete section, about 10-feet by 20-feet, fell to the ground. 24-year old Christopher Green was crushed to Read More

Daniel C. Sweeny

12/18/98

Louisville, Kentucky Welder, survived by his wife, Lea and their sons D.J., age 8 and Josh, age 5.

Jorge Huizar

11/17/98

Los Angeles, California Was killed when a crane supported conveyor collapsed at LAXT. Jorge, we miss you and your smile. Our days are not complete without your humor and good nature. – James T.

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