Crane Accidents

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1997 Archive

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Downed Power Lines Close Highway 101


Redwood City, California Highway 101 was shut down for about an hour yesterday after a crane on a construction truck caught several power lines, causing them to fall across the freeway. The accident happened at about noon when the crane, which had a boom extended, struck three of six power Read More

Crane Crashes Into Disneyland Ride


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No One Injured as Crane Flips


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Subway Worker is Killed in Crane Accident


Universal City, California A subway construction worker was struck and killed Wednesday by equipment attached to a crane marking the third fatality this year on the Metro Rail project. The 36-year-old mechanic, Brian Bailey of Reseda, was in an 80-foot-deep shaft when he “walked into the path of grippers as Read More

Crane Crash Haunts Victim

Crane Accident Syracuse, New York (1)

Syracuse, New York Read Update (April 2000) An Auburn woman has been thrown for a loop a year-and-a-half after she was the victim of a freak accident. It was October of 1997 when Laura Cuthbert’s car was crushed by a 300 foot construction crane boom when the crane toppled in Read More

Insecure Load Claims Life


Morehead City, North Carolina James “Pop” Harvey was helping unload a barge at the port when approximately 3,000 pounds of unprocessed rubber fell on and killed him. Longshoremen said at the time that the incident apparently occurred because one of the four hooks used in lifting the three metal baskets Read More

2 Workers Killed in Carnival Accident


Ohio Two employees of a Lake Worth carnival company were electrocuted while setting up a ride at an Ohio county fair. They were killed when a crane they were using touched a power line that was carrying about 7,200 volts.

Construction Crane Falls on Lakeshore Hospital


Shelby, Michigan Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to broken link.

3 Iron Workers Killed in Airport Garage Collapse


Portland, Oregon Three union Iron Workers were killed July 31 when a 150-foot section of a seven-story parking garage under construction at Portland International Airport collapsed. Killed were Donn Soto, 25, of Portland, a fourth-year apprentice in Portland Iron Workers Local 29; Nick Colouzis, 55, an assistant business agent and Read More

Fall From Crane Kills Worker


Sibley, Iowa A 150-foot crane lies on the ground at a farm after it collapsed Friday morning while workers were trying to hoist a 46,000-pound generator on top of a wind turbine. A worker was killed in the accident.

Crane Crash Closes State 20 Bridge


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