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2000 Archive

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Crane Clipped Power Lines, Stopping Traffic


Greensboro, NC No Injuries Were Reported As Repairs Were Made Near U.S. 68. This is power line accident number 23 reported to this site this year. All were avoidable. This is the 2nd power line accident in two weeks on this project. The crane belongs to Guy M. Turner Inc. Read More

Crane Topples Onto House


New Zealand Here are some photos of an accident which occurred on November 9, 2000 in New Zealand. The 20 tonne truck mounted Grove was lifting a Phoenix palm tree when the accident happened. The pictures tell the story. Fortunately there were no injuries, however the house whose owner had Read More

20-ton Crane Fell 20 Feet From Child Care Center


Richland, WA A good deed turned sour Wednesday when a 20-ton crane fell only 20 feet from a Richland child care center and tossed an 80-foot boom onto Jadwin Avenue. George A. Grant, a Richland construction company, had volunteered to use the crane to move a 600-pound jungle gym from Read More

Boom Collapse Injures Crane Operator


Andrews County, Texas Crane operator injured when boom collapsed. Crews were erecting a tower for Western Wireless when the boom of a crane collapsed. The cab where the operator was sitting twisted off and crashed and 28-year-old Bobby Warren King of Odessa, Texas was trapped inside. The crane belongs to Read More

Construction Accident Leaves One Dead


Canada SkyTrain construction accident leaves one worker dead, another seriously injured after rigging gear falls. An unidentified 18-year-old SkyTrain construction worker died and another was seriously injured when a crane’s rigging broke, crushing the two in a 10-metre hole.  

Man Falls From Aerial Lift


Chicago On October 20th, A man was critically injured in a fall from an aerial lift at the Midway Airport Terminal in Chicago.

Crane Topples


Juneau, Alaska Crane Topples at Auke Bay dock. A crane boom broke and fell onto to a dock at the Dehart’s Marina this morning. The 80-foot boom punched a hole in the wooden pier that runs from the beach out to the fuel dock. No one one injured. There are Read More

Crane Boom Falls Killing Man


Lafayette, Ohio A Fort Wayne man was killed Saturday morning when a crane boom fell on him as he attempted to knock a pin out of it, an Allen County sheriff’s department sergeant said. The 37 year old man was working with a partner about noon at 3340 Swaney Road Read More

Worker Killed by Falling Steel


Fort Worth, Texas More details lost due to broken links

Farmer Survives Nightmare With Power Line


Nokomis, Canada Fire leapt up from under Donald Greenfield’s feet. He tried raising a hand to signal for help, and tearing himself away from the vibrations that pinned him to the ground, but he couldn’t move. Forty-one year old Greenfield was being electrocuted. He knew it, but there was nothing Read More

Falling Drywall Showers Pedestrians


Vancouver BC Falling drywall showers pedestrians.  The accident occurred when trying to load drywall onto the 47th floor of a new highrise in Vancouver BC and the leading edge caught on the building resulting in the load becoming unbalanced and dropping out of the basket rigging. The crane operator was operating Read More

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