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Near Miss Spurs Warning

02/18/13

Odessa, Texas   A crane operator had a near miss yesterday in Odessa, Texas when a boom pivot pin came out. Owners of similar cranes are urged to pay particular attention to the boom and lift cylinder pivot pins. he crane, a new 120 tonne Link Belt HTC 3140 truck Read More

Crane Fatality in Wisconsin

04/22/12
Crawler Crane

Green Bay, Wisconsin A man died on Friday after he was pinned under a crawler crane boom that gave way as it was being unloaded on Highway 41 near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The state police and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are investigating the incident along with OSHA. While it is Read More

Crane Topples in Regina Injuring Two

08/5/09
Crane Topples in Regina Injuring Two

Canada  A worker was taken to hospital in Regina Wednesday morning after a crane toppled over, briefly pinning him under a heavy beam. The man, who was not identified, sustained non life-threatening injuries. Another worker was injured in the mishap but was not taken to hospital. The accident occurred in Read More

Crane Collapses at Medical Centre

07/27/09
Cherry Picker Collapses Above Roof UK 2009

United Kingdom An NHS walk-in centre in Swindon was evacuated on Monday after a cherry picker collapsed above the roof. The machinery was being used to clean windows at the Great Western Hospital when a pin became loose. It was left hanging precariously above the roof of the centre, which Read More

Man Hurt in Fairfield Barge Accident

06/27/09

Fairfield, Connecticut A Norwalk man was seriously injured Friday when he was working on a floating barge off Pine Creek Avenue. Paul Rysz was the foreman of the crew working on the barge that was replacing pilings in Pine Creek, a tributary off Long Island Sound that runs between Pine Read More

City Employee on Mend after Crane Accident

09/1/03

Auroa, Illinois Jim King was using a crane to help erect a light pole near McCoy and Venuti drives, near Westfield Shoppingtown Fox Valley, when the two pins holding the two parts of the counterweight in place broke, according to city officials. A portion of the weight fell from about Read More

Crane Boom Collapses Claiming Life

02/2/01

Walnut Grove, Alabama Phillip Timothy Robinson, 41, was killed when a crane boom collapsed and fell on him. 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 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

Gantry Fell and Killed a Supervisor

12/22/00

Harvey, LA Gantry fell and killed a supervisor.  A crew was preparing to walk a 3900 Manitowoc crane across a highway this week. The boom was lowered onto a flatbed trailer for transport assistance. The 35 year old supervisor was removing the pins to lower the gantry to allow passage Read More

Crane Boom Falls Killing Man

10/24/00

Lafayette, Ohio A Fort Wayne man was killed Saturday morning when a crane boom fell on him as he attempted to knock a pin out of it, an Allen County sheriff’s department sergeant said. The 37 year old man was working with a partner about noon at 3340 Swaney Road Read More

Boom Falls Killing Man

08/25/00

California One man was killed this morning in Monrovia in a mining operation when the boom of a Grove RT 58 fell and struck the victim. The victim was working with a load that was being lifted when the pin holding the boom sheared. The pick was made at a Read More

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