Crane Accidents

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Another Power Line Accident

10/15/00

Conway, Arkansas A Conway Corp. Electric Department worker was in critical condition Saturday after being burned on Friday while doing line work on Prince Street. Charlie Brown was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center and then transferred to the burn unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital after being burned on both Read More

Another crane related death in Australia

10/11/00

North Queensland, Australia Another crane related death in Australia. It happened yesterday morning at a Thiess construction site at the Lavarack Army Barracks in Townsville, North Queensland. The deceased (Nick Nicholas) was an employee of a local rigging subcontractor, S&M Rigging, who is responsible for erecting precast concrete panels forming Read More

Falling Crane

10/10/00

Crane falls, nearly hits car on Napa bridge.

Another Death Caused by Power Line Contact

10/10/00

Maryland Two employees of a subcontractor for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc., struck an overhead line with the boom of their truck, electrocuting one man and seriously burning another, the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s office said yesterday. The two men, employees of  C.W. Wright Construction Co., were working on power lines Read More

Worker Killed in Crane Accident

10/9/00

Port Richey, Florida According to witnesses, Mark J. Holcomb, went to duck under a hoisted beam to get a different vantage point when the counterweight on the crane broke off. The beam then dropped, striking Holcomb.  Holcomb worked for Charles Evans, a subcontractor on the home being built by Lexington Read More

Crane Tragedy

10/9/00

Australia One killed, three injured in crane tragedy.

Overturned Crane Causes Spill

10/5/00

Volusia County, Florida Overturned Crane Causes Major Spill Slick Spreading Into Volusia’s Rose Bay. The toppled cane is hanging upside down over the Rose Bay bridge. What is believed to be diesel fuel is leaking from the crane and spreading into the bay. There are no reported injuries. Crews are Read More

Crane Drops Work Basket With Two Men In It

10/5/00

Virginia Crane drops work basket with two men in it. Two construction workers are recovering after a crane-supported basket they were standing in fell 20 feet toward the ground before coming to an abrupt stop.  The two men injured Wednesday morning are listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. It Read More

Another Power Line Contact Death (19th of 2000)

10/4/00

Memphis, Tennessee Another power line contact death.  This is the 19th power line accident report we’ve received this year. This is also the second death recorded this year in which a Morrow Equipment crane was involved. Same Crane Owner as 5/9/2000 Accident in Chicago

Crane Accident Critically Injures One Man

10/3/00

Fort Worth, Texas Fines Imposed in 2001 There was a Crane accident in Fort Worth, Texas today injuring one man… Following is the story as presented by MSNBC. Crane collapses in Fort Worth — A worker was injured when a crane lowering a chunk of concrete into a dump truck Read More

35 Ton Lorrain Crane Tipped Over

09/27/00

Beulah, North Dakota A 35 ton Lorain crane tipped over at the Dakota Gasification Plant at Beulah, North Dakota. The operator was driving with a piece of fiberglass ductwork hanging from the hook.  No outriggers were out and about 40 feet of boom was extended. The load was not tied Read More

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