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Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life

03/21/01

Brunswick, Georgia Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life of Marshall Shirah, 19, When a Crane Cable Snapped More details regarding this accident are currently lost due to Broken Link

Glynn Littlefield

03/9/01

Killed when the anti-two block system failed and the ball snapped from the cable and fell hitting him in the face. He left behind one son, Gary Littlefield and daughter, KaiCee Lopez. He has 4 grandchildren, Jordan, Jack, Andy and Charlie. Glynn worked for Agra Foundations for 20 years and Read More

Cop Car Crushed by Crane as Officer Steps Out

06/25/00

Laredo, Texas A police car was crushed Wednesday night near the World Trade Bridge construction site when a cable snapped and dropped a 50-foot steel pillar on it. Officer Luis Dovalina was working off-duty directing traffic on Interstate 35 near the construction site of the new international bridge. He had Read More

Rigger Seriously Injured

06/4/00

Philadelphia On the same weekend that the crane flipped over at Penn’s Landing, there was a accident at the Metro Machine Ship Repair facility in the old Philly Navy Yard. A rigger (who also happened to be a former Rigging Apprentice Instructor for the defunct Navy Yard) was seriously injured Read More

Concrete Beam Falls From Crane Killing Man at Plant

06/1/00

Pass Christian, Mississippi The crane is a Manitowoc 222. It was configured with 150 feet of main boom, no jib. It was working with about 50% of its rated load capacity when the accident occurred. Initial reports indicated that the crane was holding a concrete bucket and as the workers Read More

Crane Crash at OSU Arena

05/13/00

Stillwater, Oklahoma An accident Friday on the roof of Gallagher-Iba Arena will not cause a delay in the opening of the remodeled and expanded structure, an Oklahoma State University official said. The upper part of a crane lifting a steel beam onto the roof snapped and caused the beam to fall Read More

Chicago Tower Crane Fatality

05/9/00

Chicago, Illinois Tower Crane accident at East River construction project in Chicago. A crane collapsed this evening at a downtown construction site, killing one worker and injuring two others, authorities said. The dead worker was found at the bottom of a shaft at the site where a high-rise is being Read More

Crane Accident Has Claimed Life

03/26/00

Connecticut A Crane accident has taken the life of a New Hanover County Man. The man was sitting on a truck when a crane snapped hitting him on the head.  Billy Vogler, of Willimington was pronounced dead after being taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Fire officials say the Read More

Cable Snaps Drops 3 Workers

03/10/00

Detroit, Michigan Accident injured three construction workers near the Renaissance Center. The men fell 15 feet while installing a section of a new parking garage Thursday afternoon. A crane was lifting a concrete slab into place when the cable snapped.  This caused the concrete slab to come crashing down. The Read More

Collapsing Crane Severs Arm of Operator

11/4/99

A 60-foot crane collapsed in St. Andrew’s Plaza in lower Manhattan yesterday evening, severing the arm of one construction worker after a cable snapped, officials said. The portable crane, which was attached to a truck, came crashing down behind the Municipal Building and in front of the United States Attorney’s Read More

An Equipment Malfunction Kills a Construction Worker

07/14/99

Manhattan, New York A 25-year-old construction worker repairing the leaking roof of a Manhattan school building was killed yesterday when a hoist buckled and hurled him nine stories to the ground, officials said. The man, Michael Stefanak of Borough Park, Brooklyn, was one of a half-dozen construction workers repairing the Read More

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