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2000 Archive

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Accident Leads To Power Loss

12/16/00

Los Angeles, California Accident Leads To Power Loss.  This is power line contact #26 recorded by this site for the year 2000. All were avoidable.

Man Killed by Metal Beam

12/15/00

Singapore Man killed by metal beam.  The accident happened on July 19, but this is the first report of the incident we’ve come across.

Mourners Remember Selfless Marion Man

12/14/00

Sunset, Arkansas Mourners remember selfless Marion man.  To date, we haven’t found anything about the accident. What is within the text is all we have at this time.  SUNSET — Mourners gathered for the funeral of Robert Lee Robinson, who died saving a co-worker from a falling crane, were told Read More

Crane Collapse Kills Man

12/12/00

Derry, New Hampshire Hooksett man, 41, killed when part of a crane falls on him.  He was helping set up over the roof at the Sanmina Corporation plant came crashing down, knocking him to the ground and landing on top of him. David Daigle, 41, of Hooksett, was taken to Read More

Crane Collapses at Farmland Industries

12/10/00

Lawrence, Kansas Workers at Farmland Industries spent Saturday afternoon moving a collapsed crane that buckled in a Friday morning accident. Plant manager Dick Lind said an outside contractor was lifting a high case compressor into the nitrogen fertilizer plant’s troubled compressor building when the crane collapsed. The crane already had Read More

Critically Injured Mechanic

12/9/00

Thousand Oaks, California A 44-year-old Ventura man was in extremely critical condition after a tractor engine suspended on a crane struck his head at a Westlake housing construction site Thursday afternoon. Samuel Brewer, a mechanic with Agoura-based Ebensteiner Inc., was working under a D-10 Caterpillar tractor at the site, near Read More

Explosion Rocks Union City Factory

12/7/00

Union City, California A powerful explosion rocked a Union City pipe factory yesterday, spewing scalding steam and molten iron that seriously burned four workers and injured eight others. The blast shook U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co. about 4:40 p.m., rattling windows and nerves citywide and shrouding the plant in a Read More

Man Killed in Crane Collapse

12/5/00

United Kingdom A man has died and another was injured after a crane collapsed at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium. It is believed the crane collapsed on a building site at the Shoreham Street end of the ground. The injured man was rushed to the Northern General Hospital suffering from Read More

Crane Leaves Islands Powerless

12/5/00

Georgia People pulled candles and camping supplies from storage. Peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches served as makeshift dinners. Pets and children were bundled up and stuck in front of seldom-used fireplaces. A power outage Monday on Tybee, Wilmington and Whitemarsh islands caused more inconvenience and discomfort than major problems. A crane Read More

Worker Killed At Garbage Plant

12/1/00

New York A maintenance worker at the American Ref-Fuel garbage processing plant in Westbury died of head injuries in an accident on the job yesterday, company officials said. “He was doing some maintenance work at the plant when the accident took place,” said Lyle Hanna, communications director for the plant’s Read More

Jury Awards $99.2 Million in Miller Park Accident

12/1/00

“Big Blue” Collapse A jury ordered two companies to pay $99.2 million to the widows of three ironworkers killed when a crane collapsed at the construction site of Milwaukee’s new baseball stadium, Miller Park. All but $157,500 of Friday’s award must be paid by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America. The Read More

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