Crane Accidents

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1999 Archive

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Improper Outrigger Cribbing Leads to Death

10/11/99

Geismar, Louisiana A Terex/Lorain Crane Model RT450 was setup working a small pipe fab yard without proper cribbing under outriggers. The ground gave away and the grove which was swung over the side, came over. The boom came down on a scaffolding tent built to protect employees from weather and Read More

Longshoreman Dead After Boom Collapses

10/9/99

San Pedro, California A barge fitted with an American, (Unknown model) conventional crane on Friday had it’s boom collapse killing one longshoreman, and seriously injuring the crane operator, in the Port of Los Angeles. Authorities did not release the identity of either victim. The crane’s operator, 58, suffered broken bones Read More

Manitowoc Crane Boom Collapses

10/6/99
Chicago Manitowoc Crane Boom Collapsed

Chicago Craned boom collapsed at North Bridge construction site in downtown Chicago The boom of a Model 4100 Manitowoc crane collapsed this morning, injuring at least two workers. One of the injured men, the crane operator of another crane that was working nearby, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where Read More

Crane Accident Near Phillips 66 Refinery

10/4/99

A worker was operating an extractor pulling a bundle when all of the sudden the crane moved and sent the worker plunging about 30 feet to the ground with a 70,000 pound extractor falling on him. He was sent to a trauma center where they discovered that he had a Read More

Worker Falls Off Crane Pruning Trees for Parade

10/1/99

Preparations for today’s October 1 military parade were anything but smooth for one unlucky Nicosia municipality worker yesterday. Forty-year-old Christoforos Stylianou was injured in a freak crane accident while pruning a tree on Makarios Avenue, getting it into shape for the traditional Independence day march-past. Stylianou, from the Strovolos suburb Read More

Slidell Man May Lose Leg After Crane Accident

09/29/99

Slidell Although a Slidell man has a great chance of losing his leg after an accident while on the job at Halter Marine, 330 Bayou Liberty Rd., emergency workers on the scene praised his courage throughout the entire rescue effort.

Truss Falls and Kills Worker

09/29/99

Portland, Maine An accident at the site of a new school has claimed the life of a construction worker when a crane that was lifting a metal truss tipped over. The truss struck and killed one of the workers on the ground. Preliminary findings show that the ground may have Read More

Florida Port Worker Dies

09/24/99

Palmetto, Florida Port worker crushed to death loading orange juice.

Female Crane Operator Killed at Trail King

09/22/99

Mitchell, South Dakota Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors are expected to arrive at Trail King this morning to look into the death of a 19-year-old female employee at the company’s west plant in Mitchell. Teresa Huether, rural Tripp, was killed Monday night after she was pinched between a stationary Read More

A 4100 Manitowoc Crane Boom Kills 1

09/18/99
New York Manitowoc Crane Boom Collapses - Kills 1

New York A huge crane collapsed at a Chelsea construction site on Friday morning, killing one worker and injuring three others after the crane operator tried to hoist the boom without releasing special restraints intended to prevent an accident during Tropical Storm Floyd, officials said. The 383-foot red steel crane, Read More

Tower Crane Accident

09/15/99
Tower Crane Collapse During Digital TV Installation

A construction accident on a television tower Wednesday morning forced the evacuation of a nursing home and 200 houses and sent several television and radio stations scrambling to find ways to transmit programming. A bolt holding a crane to the top of a 900-foot broadcasting tower snapped while workers installed Read More

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