Crane Accidents

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June, 2000 Archive

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Interstate 40 Closes After Crane Mishap


Amarillo, Texas A crane fell from a flat-bed trailer onto Interstate 40 Monday, closing eastbound lanes of traffic. Initial efforts to upright the crane were unsuccessful, but workers were able to turn over the crane after three hours of work. The truck, owned by L.A. Fuller and Sons of Amarillo Read More

Worker killed after one week on job


Indianapolis, Indiana Dwayne E. Warmoth – 36, of New Ross was crushed by a wheel of a heavy crane used to carry steel. State investigators were at the Qualitech Steel Corp. mill Monday, trying to find out how a worker was killed after only one week on the job. The company Read More

Soft Soil Causes Crane to Topple Onto Its Side


Texas According to a construction worker at the scene, at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday a crane belonging to the Deavers Construction Company toppled over while the operator was lifting a 103-foot, 44-ton I-beam onto its upright pillar supports. Soft soil may have been the culprit of a crane accident at Read More

Cop Car Crushed by Crane as Officer Steps Out


Laredo, Texas A police car was crushed Wednesday night near the World Trade Bridge construction site when a cable snapped and dropped a 50-foot steel pillar on it. Officer Luis Dovalina was working off-duty directing traffic on Interstate 35 near the construction site of the new international bridge. He had Read More

Hospital Garage Construction Worker Killed


New Hope, Alabama A man was killed when he was caught between bundles of steel rods being unloaded.

Boom Failure on New Crane

Boom Buckles New Crane 2000

Unfortunately this crane is virtually new too.

Crane Collapse Kills Two at Oakville Water-treatment Plant


Ontario, Canada Two construction workers were killed and two others injured Monday when a crane collapsed and twisted like a roller coaster track as dozens of horrified co-workers watched helplessly. Trauma counsellors for Halton region police were at the scene of the accident, on the grounds of a water treatment Read More

Firefighter Crushed in Accident


United Kingdom An off-duty firefighter died after being crushed by machinery in a horrific accident at work. The man was trapped by a lorry’s hydraulic machinery at an industrial estate near Wickham yesterday afternoon. He was working on repairs to the Mercedes articulated lorry, which has a small crane on Read More

Unlicensed Crane Operator Tips Crane Behind Police Academy


New Mexico The State of New Mexico, which has a crane operator license requirement, had a state owned crane operated by a unlicensed operator sitting on its rear bumper behind the State Police Academy. Two cranes will attempt to upright the crane tomorrow. The crane was being moved on uneven Read More

Crane Collapse Crushes Car, Taking Out Power


Oakland, California When Mike Williams conveniently parked his car Wednesday morning along 3rd Street near Jack London Square, he had no idea a huge pile-driving crane would collapse onto his 1983 Nissan Stanza, crushing it. Power knocked out The 110-foot “hammer” crane, plummeted while driving a pile at a construction Read More

Power Line Contact Injures Crane Operator

Power Line Accident Caused by Wind Tennessee 2000

Nashville, Tennessee What should have been a routine construction job nearly electrocuted a man Tuesday. Terry white, a crane operator for Elliot Crane Service, was nearly electrocuted while working behind the big K-Mart on Nolensville road. White was on the ground working on a steel cable when the arm of his Read More

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