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January, 1999 Archive

Worker Pinned by Massive Liebherr Crane


Houston, Texas One of Anthony’s 300 ton cranes overturned trapping a person under it. Not sure of every detail, but he was rescued and life flighted to Herman Hospital. Lots of broken bones is what we understand. Will keep you posted as soon as additional information is received. The crane Read More

Human Error Cited in Port of Oakland Fatality


Oakland, California Chinese worker’s leg was caught in cargo crane Human error apparently led to the death of a Chinese iron worker who was caught in the machinery of a Port of Oakland container crane, sources said yesterday. Miao Yong Jiang, 19, an employee of Shanghai-based Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Read More

Crane Accident at Ill-fated Waste-to-energy Plant

Liebherr Crane Topples Over (1)

United Kingdom A huge Liebherr crane with a ninety tons lifting capacity toppled over yesterday morning (FRI) while working at Lerwick┬┤s fire-damaged incinerator at Greenhead Base. No one was injured in the accident. The emergency services were called out just before 12.00 hours but stood down later. A spokeswoman for Read More

Watching the Watchers


I would have reported this sooner, but your website didn’t exist when it happened! In 1979, I was working as a concrete form carpenter on the “new” water treatment plant at Sewell’s Point, in Norfolk, Virginia. At the time of the accident, I was working with a crew on top Read More

Crane Topples Across Interstate


Blencoe, Iowa Data lost due to broken links

Three Workers Electrocuted


Data lost due to broken link.

Robert Reed


Lockport, illinois Age 49 years old, survived by his wife, Marie Reed and two adult daughters, Diane Hogeveen, of Manhatten, Illinois, and Therea Griffith.

Crane Collapses at Passaic River-Route 531 Bridge Replacement Project


New Jersey CRANE COLLAPSES AT PASSAIC RIVER-ROUTE 531 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, THIRD SUCH ACCIDENT FOR ALPHA, NEW JERSEY CONSTRUCTION FIRM; OSHA ALLEGES REPEAT VIOLATIONS, PROPOSES $139,600 IN PENALTIES The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 78 Construction Corporation, of 7 Edge Road, Alpha, New Jersey, Read More

Crane Accident Injures Worker Near Dome


Seattle, Washington A construction worker near the future site of the new Seahawks football stadium was seriously injured yesterday after a 1,000-pound crane block swung like a giant pendulum and crushed the portable toilet the worker was using. The worker, Gabriel Halasz, 24, was at Harborview Medical Center last night Read More