East Allen Township Electrocution killed a Trunzo Employee and injured two others. OSHA follows with investigations.
Bridgeton, Missouri A heavy-equipment operator died Wednesday crane he used to lift roof trusses at a construction site in Bridgeton toppled over on him, pinning his chest and right arm to the ground. Russell Willenberg, 60, of the 10000 block of Alliance Drive in Dellwood, either jumped or fell from Read More
Ontario, Canada Crane was set up next to 60KV line within legal operating distance (confirmed by measurements.) Load that was to be picked (concrete pads) was set directly under lines. Ironically the person who placed the material to be picked was himself a crane operator, operating a loader or forklift Read More
Accident occurred on I-15 reconstruction project ($3 billion highway renovation to complete in 2001) when the operator, without aid of a spotter backed his crane (boom raised) on a closed section of new freeway into a 46kv line to avoid automobiles parked in the work area. (Operator had been running Read More
I’m an occupational safety inspector in our state labor department, and some questions about lightning safety during crane operations came up during an inspection of a concrete pour for a bridge piling. A subcontractor had a crawler crane holding a 70-foot long rebar cage in place in a 6-foot wide steel cylindrical Read More
Frankfurt, Germany Three men died when the 40 metre high tower crane that they were assembling in Frankfurt, Germany, collapsed on August 20th. Two of the men were on the jib at the time, the third was in the cab. More deaths were almost caused by the fact that the crane Read More
Beatrice, Nebraska A 40-year-old man was killed when the boom on a crane buckled and collapsed at the Beatrice Wastewater Treatment plant late Thursday. City and Gage County officials said Mike Genschork was standing on the building’s roof and 69-year-old Kenneth Hollingshead of Kansas was in the crane’s cab trying Read More
Salt Lake City, Utah A Scientific Report by Clayton Brough, Climatologist, KTVX Dan Brown, HMT/Webmaster, NWS David James, Geographer, BYU Dan Pope, Meteorologist, KSL Steve Summy, OPL, NWS An F2 tornado touched down in the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City. The tornado lasted ten minutes and killed one person, injured more than 80 people, Read More