Crane Accidents

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July, 2000 Archive

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One Sailor Dies in Accident at Locust Point


Maryland One crew member of a freighter from the Philippines was killed and another is brain-dead after a crane toppled near their ship in Locust Point yesterday, Coast Guard officials said. Police did not release the identities of the men pending notification of family in the Philippines. Coast Guard officials Read More

Link-Belt 248 Jib Folded Back Over Main Boom

Link-belt 248 Boom Buckles New York 2000

New York The decision was made by the NYC Department of Cranes and Derricks, the Owner and the Customer to clear the job and boom the crane down. The Master Machanic on the job pushed the lever in boom down (on idle) and ran away from the crane. It couldn’t Read More

Athen County Tree Trimmer Dies in Accident


Athens, Ohio A tree trimmer was killed yesterday when part of a tree fell on him, causing massive head injuries, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office reported. Jason P. Hanson, 24, of Millfield was in a cherry picker using a chain saw to trim trees on S. Rodehaver Road near Coolville Read More

OSHA Fines Kohler Construction Company $70,000


KOHLER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED $70,000 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT WEST PALM BEACH, FLA., CONSTRUCTION SITE The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Kohler Construction Company, Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $70,000 for safety violations at a West Palm Beach, Fla., construction site. According to Jose Sanchez, Read More

Concrete Pump Operator Dies


Denver, Colorado Concrete pump operator dies in power line contact.  This is the 14th power line accident report we’ve received this year.

Worker Seriously Injured in Big Dig Accident


Bad rigging was the cause. OSHA cites four Big Dig contractors for violations. Injured worker wins $8 million settlement.

Crane Falls on House


Wish, Indiana The plan was for it to carry the tree away, but instead a crane got carried right into the house. John Long hired professionals to remove a dead tree from his yard. But the crane operator miscalculated the size of the tree. The crane became top heavy and Read More

Crane Toppled Killing Worker

Tower Crane Collapse New Providence Iowa 2000

New Providence, Iowa Two years ago, the city of New Providence was getting a new water tower when in a catastrophic accident, the water tower collapsed. The incident occurred on July 20, 2000, while workers were erecting a new water tower for the community. The tower was near completion when Read More

Gantry Crane Operator Dies


Savannah, Georgia Gantry Crane operator dies in shipping dock accident. An employee of Georgia Ports Authority Ocean Terminal died after an accident with a gantry crane at 3:25 p.m. Saturday. The unidentified man was using the crane to unload lumber from a bulk cargo ship when the crane turned over. He Read More

Crane Accident Takes the Life of One Man


Norcross, Georgia Crane accident in Norcross, Georgia takes the life of one man.

Worker in Crane Basket Crushed


California Lakewood man working in crane basket crushed against mall sign.

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