Crane Accidents

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May, 2000 Archive

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Crane Crash at OSU Arena

05/13/00

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

05/11/00

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

05/9/00
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

05/9/00

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

05/9/00

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

05/6/00

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

05/6/00

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