Crane Accidents

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July, 1999 Archive

Mark Edmond Robichau


Vidor, Texas Age 36

Crane Flips at Dock

Crane Topples Over at Pier (1)

This machine was extracting pipe pile, working from a barge. The job involved replacing the Pier structures with new floating units. With the extractor and pile on the hook, the machine had seven degrees (7deg) of working radius. The barge was not ballasted, nor was the crane secured to the Read More

ITS Heroes Rescue Dangling Cane Driver


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An Equipment Malfunction Kills a Construction Worker


Manhattan, New York A 25-year-old construction worker repairing the leaking roof of a Manhattan school building was killed yesterday when a hoist buckled and hurled him nine stories to the ground, officials said. The man, Michael Stefanak of Borough Park, Brooklyn, was one of a half-dozen construction workers repairing the Read More

“Big Blue” Crane Accident of 1999

Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999 - Animation

“BIG BLUE” the tallest crane in the world (almost 600 feet) fell this afternoon at the sports stadium under construction in Milwaukee of the baseball stadium Miller Park at about 5:15 P.M. The 450 ton load coupled with 30 mile an hour winds caused the gigantic tower crane’s integrity to be Read More

New Jersey Crane Accident Shuts Rt. 80 for Hours


Parsippany, New Jersey Eastbound Route 80 was shut for four hours yesterday morning, after a crane struck high tension wires, State Police said. Traffic had to be diverted off the interstate approaching milepost 46.5 following the 3:10 a.m. accident, Sgt. Al Della Fave said. Crane operator Robert Vonsee, 34, of Read More

Tadano Crane Accident

Tadano Crane Tips when Small Creek Gives Way (1)

The accident involved a Tadano Crane working along side a live Railroad track. The job entailed removing and rebuilding the super structure of the bridge overhead. While pouring concrete for the footings and piers, the bank gave way under the weight and pressure from the crane. The crane was a Read More