Crane Accidents

Subway Worker is Killed in Crane Accident

10/10/97

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 they were swinging out to lock on to a large bucket used to lift large amounts of dirt and rock out of the tunnels,” said a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman.

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