Crane Accidents

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May, 2000 Archive

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Crane Crash at OSU Arena


Stillwater, Oklahoma An accident Friday on the roof of Gallagher-Iba Arena will not cause a delay in the opening of the remodeled and expanded structure, an Oklahoma State University official said. The upper part of a crane lifting a steel beam onto the roof snapped and caused the beam to fall Read More

Barge Crane Hits Power Line


Barge crane hits power line, 10,000 lose electricity. Update 5/12/00: Power lines knocked down by barge should be repaired today.

90 Ton P&H Turned Over

90 Ton Crane Turns, Tips & Misses Power Lines

A 90 ton P&H turned over while lifting 4700 pounds at a 108′ radius. The crew could not quite reach where they had to put the load so the helper pulled the load with a tag line, which took the load out of its safe working radius, resulting in the Read More

Chicago Tower Crane Fatality


Chicago, Illinois Tower Crane accident at East River construction project in Chicago. A crane collapsed this evening at a downtown construction site, killing one worker and injuring two others, authorities said. The dead worker was found at the bottom of a shaft at the site where a high-rise is being Read More

Crane Mishap Disrupts Power for Thousands


Iron Mountain Approximately 6,000 Wisconsin Electric customers were without electric service for about 35 minutes this morning. According to the information we received, the power outage occurred when a crane, owned by Schneiders Iron & Metal Inc., of Kingsford, Michigan, came in contact with a 69,000-volt line doing damage to Read More

SPA Crane Derails


One of the State Ports Authority’s 900-ton container cranes ran off its rails Thursday night, disrupting operations at the Wando-Welch facility, the port’s biggest and busiest terminal. A metal pin that normally secures the giant crane to the wharf apparently dropped into a hole while the crane was slowly moving Read More

Overturned Crane Snarls Eliot Traffic


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