Crane Accidents

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July, 1998 Archive

Crane Problem in Rush Hour


Minneapolis, Minnesota A crane being used to construct the new Piper Tower on Nicollet Avenue and 9th Street apparently had some mechanical problems during the evening rush hour, reports WCCO-TV.

Crane Crashes Down on I-4


Tampa A 150-foot crane dismantling an overpass slammed onto westbound Interstate 4 on Wednesday afternoon, smashing two vehicles and stopping traffic for several hours. No one was seriously injured. Florida Department of Transportation officials were unable to explain why the towering red crane, capable of lifting 150 tons, buckled at Read More