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Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse

02/1/13

Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

Crane Inspector May Have Been at Fault

04/7/12
Manhattan Boom Collapse Inspector as Possible Cause

Manhattan, New York Original Story The building inspector who didn’t check a cable involved in a crane collapse last week was the same one who performed the inspection on a crane involved in a fatal accident in 2008. Ten days after Patrick McGarrigle inspected a crane on East 91st Street Read More

Fatal Crane Boom Collapse

04/3/12
Manitowoc Boom Collapses After Cable Snaps Manhattan New York 2012

Manhattan, New York April 5, 2012 Update: Defects Found in Hoisting System April 7, 2012 Update: Inspector may be partially to blame A crane collapse at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday night left one person dead and four others injured. One injured worker died, Michael Read More

Mobile Crane Tips in Mississippi

09/28/10
Mobile Crane Tips Pascagoula Mississippi 2010

Pascagoula, Mississippi A 240 ton All Terrain crane went over late last week at a Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, due to a lack of communication and full walk around daily inspection.The initial reports state that the crane’s outriggers had been retracted on the left hand side of the crane Read More

Worker Killed When a Crane Boom Collapsed and Fell on Him

02/2/01

Walnut Grove, Alabama  Phillip Timothy Robinson, Age 41. According to OSHA, on the day of the accident for a bridge construction company, working in Colbert County, employees were removing a 21-foot section from an 80-foot Link-Belt crane. Thompson was standing under the crane and while he was pounding out a Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane

01/12/01

Sidney, Australia Crane driver trapped under crane, was freed after 10 hour ordeal. 1/16/2001 Update: Union is accused of making vexatious safety claims.

$18,000 for August 19 Death

02/19/00

Federal officials seek $18,000 in penalties for safety violations, in the above accident. OSHA officials say violations involved safety and inspection of the crane boom, and the placement of workers directing the crane operator. See Original Story

Crane Collapses at Passaic River-Route 531 Bridge Replacement Project

01/8/99

New Jersey CRANE COLLAPSES AT PASSAIC RIVER-ROUTE 531 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, THIRD SUCH ACCIDENT FOR ALPHA, NEW JERSEY CONSTRUCTION FIRM; OSHA ALLEGES REPEAT VIOLATIONS, PROPOSES $139,600 IN PENALTIES The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 78 Construction Corporation, of 7 Edge Road, Alpha, New Jersey, Read More