Crane Accidents

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1999 Archive

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2250 Manitowoc Fell


Sparrows Point, Maryland A 2250 Manitowoc with Max tower, twisted out of air and fell across a ac535 Demag, multiple injuries.

Three Workers Injured After Crane Topples


Naperville, Illinois Neighbors watched for nearly two hours as rescue workers from Naperville and other towns struggled to free a utility worker who was pinned by a boom truck that toppled beneath high-tension wires Monday afternoon in Bolingbrook. Two workers, who were connecting power cables to utility towers, crashed to Read More

Operator Dies From Injuries Following an Accident With a 4100 Manitowoc

Manitowoc Boom Collapses Killing Operator - Canada

Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Canada At the Husky Oil co-generation project a 4100 Manitowoc in a ringer configuration was attempting to hoist a burner weighing in excess of 130 tons. It was hoisted to a height of approximately 85 feet when the operator was instructed to begin lowering the equipment, he dropped it Read More

Large Coal Crane Collapse Injures 5


Los Angeles, California Five workers were injured, one seriously, when a large coal crane on Terminal Island collapsed Friday night.

2 Electrocuted in North Fulton Crane Accident


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Three Workers Injured After Crane Topples


Naperville, IL More details lost to broken or missing links

Crane Tips While Driving


Houston, Texas Houston Fire Department Heavy Rescue crews work to free Lewis Bridwell from the wreckage of an overturned construction crane Tuesday. Bridwell was driving the crane, owned by Head & Guild Equipment Co., eastbound down Interstate 10 shortly before 2 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a car that Read More

Wind Gusts Knock Crane Over


El Paso, Texas It was at a remote job site outside of El Paso. Forrest Construction is the name of the contractor. It seems they had “tipped over” a Manitowoc model 4100. A Lampson Crane was on site trying to get the crane back upright. Apparently, the boom from the Read More

Maxim / Anthony Crane Crashes at Riverwalk Site


Augusta, Georgia More details lost due to missing or removed links.

Koch Petroleum Refinery Accident


Rosemount, Minnesota Personnel responded quickly today to ensure the safety of refinery employees after a steel vessel dropped about eight feet to the ground from a crane cable. The incident resulted in only one minor injury.

Anthony Crane Crashes at Riverwalk Site


Augusta, Georgia A routine drill to test Augusta’s ability to protect downtown from floods went awry Tuesday when a crane hired to lift logs into openings in the levee tipped over and injured the operator.

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