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1999 Archive

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2250 Manitowoc Fell

06/9/99

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

06/3/99

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

05/30/99
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

05/28/99

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

05/27/99

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Three Workers Injured After Crane Topples

05/26/99

Naperville, IL More details lost to broken or missing links

Crane Tips While Driving

05/18/99

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

05/15/99

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

05/4/99

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

Koch Petroleum Refinery Accident

04/24/99

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

04/24/99

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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