Rosemount, Minnesota Personnel responded quickly today to ensure the safety of refinery employees after a steel vessel dropped about eight feet to the ground from a crane cable. The incident resulted in only one minor injury.
April, 1999 Archive
The crane was an American 8470. The operator first attempted to pick the panel of the slab at 47 feet. He then repositioned the crane twice more and finally got the panel off the slab and was attempting to boom it up and the crane would not boom up. The Read More
Phoenix, Arizona The crane was a 2592 Manitex, being used to set aluminum light poles, the operator set one and moved on down the street to set another. Only this time he decided not to extend the outriggers, only set the jacks. Also appears he cheated on the PAT. As Read More
Atlanta, Georgia A US construction worker has survived a dramatic helicopter rescue from the top of a burning crane. Iver Sims was trapped on top of a swaying, 75-metre (250-foot) crane above a raging warehouse fire in East Atlanta for more than an hour. He was forced to escape from Read More
Last week a bucket truck operator was electrocuted when his boom came into contact with some power lines. He hung there for more than an hour before the power could be shut off. Some of the local fire and medical personnel are having a hard time coping with what they Read More
Norfolk, Virginia Police, Coast Guard and private divers suspended their searches Wednesday for a missing crane operator who fell into the Elizabeth River after a bridge collapsed Tuesday night at Norshipco. After the all-night search for George T. Freeman, 40, of Eure, N.C., was suspended by Norfolk police divers and the Read More