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June, 2000 Archive

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Crane Topples Over on Penn’s Landing

Mobile Crane Tips at Penn

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A NEARLY 100 FT. CRANE attached to a truck toppled over, suspending the truck in mid-air. The site of the toppled crane near Penn’s Landing captured the attention of passing motorists. “We were coming up the road there and we saw it and we said, ‘oh we got Read More

Rigger Seriously Injured


Philadelphia On the same weekend that the crane flipped over at Penn’s Landing, there was a accident at the Metro Machine Ship Repair facility in the old Philly Navy Yard. A rigger (who also happened to be a former Rigging Apprentice Instructor for the defunct Navy Yard) was seriously injured Read More

Crane Flips Over Into Canal

Crane Flips Into Canal Punta Gorda Florida 2000

Punta Gorda, Florida The operator of a crane and the machine he was operating dropped off a seawall and landed in a canal on a Burnt Store Isles construction site Thursday. At the site at the end of Port Bendres Drive, the machine tipped over on its side. Another crane Read More

Concrete Beam Falls From Crane Killing Man at Plant


Pass Christian, Mississippi The crane is a Manitowoc 222. It was configured with 150 feet of main boom, no jib. It was working with about 50% of its rated load capacity when the accident occurred. Initial reports indicated that the crane was holding a concrete bucket and as the workers Read More

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