Crane Accidents

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August, 2000 Archive

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Crane Toppled Onto Its Side


Emporia, Kansas A 65 ton crane toppled onto its side at Lyons county court house construction project in Emporia, Kansas. Martin K. Eby Construction Co., Inc. is the contractor. There were no injuries. Speculation is that the crane was sitting on soft soil and when the operator extended the telescopic Read More

Boom Falls Killing Man


California One man was killed this morning in Monrovia in a mining operation when the boom of a Grove RT 58 fell and struck the victim. The victim was working with a load that was being lifted when the pin holding the boom sheared. The pick was made at a Read More

Crane collapses


Yesterday about 4 p.m. a McRay Crane & Rigging, Inc., crane ended up on 2 outriggers leaning over a building. We are waiting for more information to come in on this one.

Boom Fails

Terex boom crater Zug Island Michigan 2000

Zug Island, Michigan Terex boom crater.  This accident occurred at Great Lakes Steel, on Zug Island, Michigan. This photo is of an almost new 35 ton Terex (under 500 hrs.). The operator was furnished with an incorrect weight on the pick. The lift was over the capacity for the jib, Read More

Four men injured in dual crane collapses


Four men injured in dual crane collapses.

Lightning Strikes Crane


Houston, Texas The new stadium for the new football team is just going up.  It is right next door to the Astro Dome. There are 3 Liebherr tower cranes on the sight and four crawlers. During a very bad thunder storm this morning the tallest of the three tower cranes Read More

Crane Collapses


Singapore Crane collapses along BKE near Bukit Panjang exit.

One Worker (Crane Spotter) Killed


Naples, Florida Crane accident in Naples, Florida today. One worker (crane spotter) killed.  “The accident occurred the day that yardmen and drivers for Krehling Industries were organizing efforts to unionize.  Employees are holding meetings from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Krehling’s Wiggins Pass Road office. Last month, a Read More

Crane Stuck Under an Overpass

Maxim Crane Stuck Under Overpass - San Diego, CA 2000

San Diego, CA A trailer carrying a crane owned by Maxim Crane Works (Anthony Crane) became stuck under an overpass Tuesday. The tractor-trailer rig is also owned and operated by Maxim.  Another Maxim/Anthony incident happened in the San Diego area back in May. It was a little too tall. A Read More

Construction Worker Hurt By Falling Glass


 Construction Worker Hurt By Falling Glass, Man Listed In Serious Condition.

Crane Topples Over

Mobile Crane Topples Over Phoenix Arizona 2000

Phoenix, Arizona The crane was on bare rental.  The company running it was moving it around the job-site when the swing lock let the crane swing to the side. The operator actually jumped out of the lower and into the upper to try to save it. He ended up riding Read More

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