Crane Accidents

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1998 Archive

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Drunk Driver Crashes Crane


Vladivostok, Russia Data lost due to missing or removed links

Christopher Green

Christopher Green

Las Vegas, Nevada A Las Vegas man was killed Monday night when a four-ton slab fell from a Vegas resort under construction. Tourists on the Las Vegas Strip watched as the iron and concrete section, about 10-feet by 20-feet, fell to the ground. 24-year old Christopher Green was crushed to Read More

Construction Worker Dies at Venetian Site


Clark County, Nevada A 24-year-old construction worker was killed Monday night when a nearly three-story piece of facade at the Venetian hotel-casino site fell on him from near the top of the 35-story structure. Tourists watched as the iron and concrete piece, which weighed between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds and Read More

Daniel C. Sweeny


Louisville, Kentucky Welder, survived by his wife, Lea and their sons D.J., age 8 and Josh, age 5.

Two Charged in Crane Accident


Bangkok Data lost due to broken or missing links

Jorge Huizar


Los Angeles, California Was killed when a crane supported conveyor collapsed at LAXT. Jorge, we miss you and your smile. Our days are not complete without your humor and good nature. – James T.

UK Crane Death Inquiry Launched

Crane Being used to Install Telephone Lines

United Kingdom  An investigation is under way into the death of a man crushed under a 30-tonne crane. The accident happened in a car park of the Royal Liverpool University hospital where engineers were installing telephone lines on the 12th floor. A doctor from the casualty department tended to the Read More

Watertown Man Killed When Crane Tips


Monroe, Wisconsin A 28-year-old Watertown man was killed Monday in a construction accident in Green County, officials said. Donald H. Zache Jr. died after a crane-type machine he was operating got stuck in the soft soil and tipped on its side. He died on the scene at about 1 p.m., Read More

Fine for Worker Casualty


North Iowa Clear Lake company has been fined $25,200 following an August accident in which a Hampton man was killed. More data lost due to broken link.

3 Workers Burned When Crane Hits Power Line


Oakland, California ALAMEDA COUNTY – Construction at a freeway job site will be suspended for several days after three workers were burned when their crane hit a power line early yesterday, authorities said. The accident happened about 1 a.m. near the junction of Highways 13 and 24 as the workers Read More

Crane Topples Knocking Out Power at Homes


Seattle, Washington MERCER ISLAND – A construction-crane operator escaped injury this morning on Mercer Island when his rig toppled as he was raising a concrete culvert. The accident downed power lines and caused an electricity outage near Southeast 33rd Street and 94th Avenue Southeast. Firefighters said the crane was loading Read More

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