Crane Accidents

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March, 2000 Archive

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A Mantis 10010, 50 Ton Crane Drops Load


A Mantis 10010, 50 ton crane had approximately 2 tons on the hook when all of the bolts that hold the brake together sheared off and dropped the load. Fortunately no one was hurt. This just goes to show what can happen at any moment. The winch is being sent Read More

Shipboard Crane Burst Into Flames


Port Heuneme A civilian worker suffered second- and third-degree burns to his hand and face Wednesday when a shipboard crane at the Naval Construction Battalion Center burst into flames during a military training exercise.

Crane Topples Over


Waltham, MA A Crane owned by United Drilling Company toppled over on March 15th and landed on a pickup truck at the intersection of Lexington and Pond streets. Workers were drilling an elevator shaft for a proposed elderly housing facility. No one was injured. The news article was in The Read More

Concrete Pump Boom Touched Power Line

Crane Touches Power Lines Estes Park 2000

At 0954 this morning, the EPVFD was called to a report of a construction vehicle on fire in the downtown area, on Cleave Street just West of Big Horn Drive. Upon arrival, fire units found a concrete pumping truck partially involved in fire with the boom extended and in contact Read More

Crane Accident Has Claimed Life


Connecticut A Crane accident has taken the life of a New Hanover County Man. The man was sitting on a truck when a crane snapped hitting him on the head.  Billy Vogler, of Willimington was pronounced dead after being taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Fire officials say the Read More

Industrial Accident Killed Man


Phillipsburg, PA Industrial accident killed man at iron Pipe Company. The forklift accident was somehow crane related.  

Power Line Accident


Oklahoma This is the 5th power line accident this month. We regret to report the operator was killed. As reported by Tulsa World.

Crane Overturned Trapping Operator in Cab


Quincy, Illinois Crane overturned trapping operator in cab. A construction accident has a 50-year-old Quincy man in the hospital in critical condition. Dennis Hagerbaumer was operating a crane when the machine overturned. Hagerbaumer was moving steel at the Alter Scrap Processing Company along Gardner Expressway when the crane tipped over. Read More

50 Tonne Crane Toppled Over

50 Tonne Crane Topples Over Australia 2000 (2)

Australia It happened in our Moomba gas fields. He was lifting a spool pipe weighing 4.7 tonne and the ground collapsed under his outrigger as it was not packed up correctly under the outrigger. The operator suffered minor injuries and was in hospital for approximately 1 week.

Strong Winds Topple 90 Ton Crane


Nevada Fierce overnight winds ripped through Southern Nevada, toppling a 90-ton construction crane onto the parking lot of a hotel-casino and a ride at an adjacent water park. The crane’s base buckled about 1 a.m. Monday and the 250-foot tall crane collapsed at the Sahara Hotel and onto the adjacent Read More

Crane Pins Construction Worker


Tampa / Hillsbourough, Florida. A construction worker was killed after he was pinned by a crane while helping to build a bridge near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard north of Interstate 75 on Thursday afternoon, Tampa police said. Peter Peirhach, 49, was flown from the scene to Tampa General Hospital where Read More

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