Van Nuys, California Another preventable accident. Look up and live. Power lines DO NOT move. Operators swing cranes into them. Two power line related accidents with one death this month is NOT acceptable. It is shameful, to say the least.
January, 2000 Archive
The first bill to pass the legislature in 2000 allows crane operators six more months to comply with a state certification law. The House of Delegates approved it Thursday, January 20, 2000. The Senate delayed its vote until Friday so all Senators could be in attendance. Governor Underwood signed legislation Read More
Australia Early indications are that the crane jib came into contact with 22Kv overhead lines. The accident occurred at the corner of KNUTSFORD and WRIGHT streets in BELMONT, a PERTH suburb, on January 12, 2000. The matter was reported in the WEST AUSTRALIAN newspaper the following day and again on Read More
A “green” crew can put grey hairs on your head faster than heavy loads and bad ground conditions. So can over zealous foremen who’s prime focus is production. A key point that I always keep in mind now is….The Operator Has The Final Say…. Coming up through the ranks was Read More
Hollywood, California Francisco Javier Mendoza Jr., 24, of Norwalk apparently was at the bottom of an 80-foot parking structure excavation for the $430 million “Hollywood & Highland Development” when he was hit. Los Angeles fire Capt. Steve Ruda told reporters near the accident site in the 1700 block of North Read More
Virginia Wednesday, six days after he was thrown from the cab of his 42-foot straddle carrier after it was broadsided and knocked over by another one. A resident of Suffolk, McCoy had been a crane operator in the Norfolk International Terminals port facalities for five years. He was a member Read More
Spokane, Washington A crane moving a manufactured home tipped over Monday in West Spokane’s Thorpe-Westwood Neighborhood. The crane was turning the home around to put it on a foundation when it tipped. The crane operator jumped to safety before the big machine fell all the way to the ground. The Read More