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1997 Archive

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New Texas A&M Arena Rising Despite Construction Accident, Money Dispute

04/14/97

College Station, Texas It is a 15-year-old vision: an arena so big that students could invite twice as many relatives and friends to graduation, rock stars would come to town and athletes no longer would feel as if they were playing in a high school gym. It took years for Read More

Man Knocked Off Top of Structure

04/8/97

It is reported that Christopher Garris died April 8, 1997, a day after he was injured while sandblasting aboard a ship at Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp. He was knocked off the top of a silo by a crane and fell 30 feet to the deck. According to witnesses, he Read More

Construction Worker Dies as Crane Tips on I-94

03/21/97

Detroit, Michigan A construction worker was killed Tuesday evening when he was crushed between a 30-ton crane he was operating and the median on eastbound Interstate 94 just west of Interstate 75 in Detroit.

Bethlehem Steel Crane Accident

03/7/97

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to Broken Link

Coal Mine Fatality

02/6/97
Crane Accident West Virginia

Herndon, West Virginia Two independent contractor employees, a truck driver and crane operator, were dismantling the 50-foot boom of a crane as a part of preparing the crane for movement to a repair shop. The crane boom was lowered onto a single crib block. The truck driver, positioned underneath the Read More

Crane Topples at U.S. 40 Construction Site – Injures 2 Workers

01/21/97

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

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