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February, 1999 Archive

Crane Arm Slices Into Area Home


Augusta, Georgia Data lost due to broken or removed links.

Headache Ball Crushes Worker


Avondale, Arizona A construction worker was killed at the job site in Avondale when the headache ball of a crane fell on top of him, pinning him in a pile of water pipe. He had just un-hooked from the crane. As more is known I will pass it on. – Read More

Man Burned On Job On New Circle Road In Fayette County


Tim Steelman, 23, was listed in fair condition last night at University of Kentucky Hospital where he was taken after being burned while working on a road construction project at New Circle and Winchester roads yesterday morning. Steelman of Burlington was standing on the ground when an electrical current came Read More

Windmilling – The Anatomy of a Tower Catastrophe


Huntsville, Alabama This article describes the step-by-step events that led to the tower collapse which claimed the life of Andy Figge, a well respected rigger and Registered Professional Civil Engineer. The article was written at the request of several Southern California broadcast engineers who had close ties with Andy and Read More

Crane Accident Kills Worker on Dock


A 67-year-old man died early Sunday after his leg was nearly severed by a crane on a docked cargo liner, authorities said.