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1999 Archive

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Man Burned On Job On New Circle Road In Fayette County

02/16/99

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

02/10/99

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

02/8/99

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

Worker Pinned by Massive Liebherr Crane

01/28/99

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

01/26/99

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

01/23/99
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

01/17/99

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

01/13/99

Blencoe, Iowa Data lost due to broken links

Three Workers Electrocuted

01/13/99

Data lost due to broken link.

Robert Reed

01/12/99

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

01/8/99

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

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