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Crane Fatality in Indiana


Lebanon, Indiana A report came in today about a crane related accident that resulted in the death a man. It happened two or three weeks ago near Lebanon, Indiana. The report was confirmed and the information is being sent by snail mail. As soon as it is available it will Read More

Man Falls 40′ From Crane


Vidor, Texas A 36 year old man was killed Wednesday July 28th when he fell from a crane while changing light bulbs on a store sign. Investigators said Mark Edmond Robichau fell about 40 feet after the safety chair he was strapped into fell from the end of a “cherry Read More

LSU Crane Accident Fine


Original Story A federal agency has proposed a $56,000 fine against Baton Rouge construction company, Milton J. Womack Construction Co. Inc., for an alleged safety violation found during the investigation of a crane accident at LSU that killed one man and injured two others.

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


Data lost due to broken or removed link

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

Bridge Piece Falls


Brunswick, Georgia 2 injured at work site in Brunswick The collapse of a structure Thursday night at the Sidney Lanier Bridge construction site injured two workers and may have set back work for months, officials said yesterday. The 53-foot-by-70-foot support system fell 185 feet from a concrete support tower and Read More

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