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1999 Archive

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110 Mile Per Hour Wind Gusts Topple Crane

04/24/99
Wind Gusts Topple Crane

Ogden, Utah Up to 110 mile per hour wind gusts topples crane. Further details are lost due to removed articles / links by The Salt Lake City Tribune and StandardNet.

Boom Buckles From 47′ Grab

04/20/99
Boom Buckles from 47 Foot Grab

The crane was an American 8470. The operator first attempted to pick the panel of the slab at 47 feet. He then repositioned the crane twice more and finally got the panel off the slab and was attempting to boom it up and the crane would not boom up. The Read More

Manitex Topples Over

04/20/99
Manitex Topples Over - Phoenix, AZ (1)

Phoenix, Arizona The crane was a 2592 Manitex, being used to set aluminum light poles, the operator set one and moved on down the street to set another. Only this time he decided not to extend the outriggers, only set the jacks. Also appears he cheated on the PAT. As Read More

Rescue From a Towering Inferno

04/12/99
Rescued Worker from Flaming Building

Atlanta, Georgia A US construction worker has survived a dramatic helicopter rescue from the top of a burning crane. Iver Sims was trapped on top of a swaying, 75-metre (250-foot) crane above a raging warehouse fire in East Atlanta for more than an hour. He was forced to escape from Read More

Backhoe Tips – Victim Drowns

04/9/99

About a month ago an operator was killed when the backhoe he was operating near the waters edge turned over into the water. The operator was pinned underneath the machine and drowned. This accident also happened in the Fort Meyers area.

Bucket Truck Operator Electrocuted

04/9/99

Last week a bucket truck operator was electrocuted when his boom came into contact with some power lines. He hung there for more than an hour before the power could be shut off. Some of the local fire and medical personnel are having a hard time coping with what they Read More

Operator Drowns in Bridge Collapse

04/8/99

Norfolk, Virginia Police, Coast Guard and private divers suspended their searches Wednesday for a missing crane operator who fell into the Elizabeth River after a bridge collapsed Tuesday night at Norshipco. After the all-night search for George T. Freeman, 40, of Eure, N.C., was suspended by Norfolk police divers and the Read More

Operation of Toppled Crane Questioned

03/27/99

A marine police officer died when a mobile crane which may have been incorrectly operated toppled on to him, an inquest heard yesterday. Kwong Wing-fat, 38, died after becoming trapped under the machine on March 27 last year at Sai Wan Ho marine police station. Poon Chi-chung, who was an Read More

Crane Accident in China

03/27/99

A marine police officer died when a mobile crane which may have been incorrectly operated toppled on to him, an inquest heard yesterday. Kwong Wing-fat, 38, died after becoming trapped under the machine on March 27 last year at Sai Wan Ho marine police station.

Crane Arm Slices Into Area Home

02/24/99

Augusta, Georgia Data lost due to broken or removed links.

Headache Ball Crushes Worker

02/24/99

Avondale, Arizona A construction worker was killed at the job site in Avondale when the headache ball of a crane fell on top of him, pinning him in a pile of water pipe. He had just un-hooked from the crane. As more is known I will pass it on. – Read More

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