Crane Accidents

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1998 Archive

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GG Man Electrocuted at Golf Course Construction Site

10/15/98

Naples, Florida Data lost due to broken or missing links  

Worker Electrocuted

09/18/98

Marco Island, Florida Worker Electrocuted in Accident at Marco Island Construction Site. Marco company gets hefty fine in electrocution death.

Crane Drops 9.5-Ton Slab on Firehouse

09/18/98
Crane Drops Load on Firehouse San Francisco

San Francisco, California Firefighters Had Moved out Just Before Mishap Mechanical failure apparently sent a 9.5-ton concrete panel hurtling down onto an unoccupied fire station in downtown San Francisco, state inspectors said yesterday. The accident at 9 p.m. Wednesday injured no one because just three days before, 15 firefighters had Read More

Worker Loses Leg Due to Accident

09/17/98

Stanford A 23-year-old construction worker who lost his right leg in a construction accident Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport underwent surgery yesterday on his left leg, officials said. Dan Chipparone was undergoing surgery late yesterday at Stanford University Medical Center, spokesman Walter Hangad said. Chipparone’s condition was upgraded from serious to Read More

Crane Collapses, Cutting Off Man’s Leg

09/16/98

San Francisco, California Construction Worker Hit by Giant Steel Cage A construction worker’s leg was severed yesterday when a giant cage-like steel structure fell on him during work on San Francisco International Airport’s grand expansion. Dan Chipparone, 23, was helping guide a reinforcing steel cage that was being lowered by Read More

25 Year Old Worker Decapitated by Crane

09/6/98

United Kingdom Employer Cleared in 2001 Family Moves on 2008 Simon Jones should have been celebrating his 25th birthday this Tuesday. Instead, his friends will be remembering how he died on the first day of a job he should never have been doing, another of Britain’s rapidly increasing number of Read More

Crane Crushes Student’s Car and Busts Water Main

09/4/98

Miami, Florida University of Miami student Christine Petrowski, finds her car crushed by a crane that fell Thursday in Coral Gables, near U.S. 1 and Southwest 57th Avenue. No one was hurt, but the 150-ton crane demolished the car. The crane, from Gold Coast of Hollywood, toppled when the road Read More

Crane Fell Into a Power Line

08/13/98

McAllen, Texas A crane at a construction site near Corpus Christi fell onto a 345-kilovolt transmission line Wednesday afternoon, cutting off power to much of the Rio Grande Valley, Central Power and Light officials said.

Crane Collapses on Ch. 56 Roof, Knocking Station Off Air

08/4/98
Crane Crashes onto TV Station in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts A construction accident involving a crane and the broadcasting tower it was lifting has damaged portions of the Channel 56 television station and briefly knocked that station off the air. The collapse has also led to some last-minute cooperation between Boston-area television stations. After the large crane collapsed Read More

Crane Problem in Rush Hour

07/28/98

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

07/2/98
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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

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