Crane Accidents

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April, 2001 Archive

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Worker Injured by Cable on El Jobean Bridge


El Jobean, Florida The Misener Marine owned crane was lifting heavy concrete panels during a jetting process when the accident happened. It appears a lifting cable snapped and fell on the worker below. The injured man is out of the hospital and on the mend.  

Falling Crane Shuts Ukraine Nuke Plant


Kiev, Ukraine More information lost due to broken links.

Large Crane Lost Concrete Footing


Boston, Massachusetts  A large crane on the Big Dig project lost its concrete footing Saturday morning, forcing the temporary shutdown of Atlantic Avenue. The concrete support beneath the left side tracks of the crane gave way about 3 a.m. By noon, workers had shored up the concrete supports and the Read More

Firefighters Claw Worker Out of Debris


New York, New York Digging quickly through debris, at times with just their bare hands, rescue workers heroically saved a grapple operator buried beneath a potentially deadly mountain of steel and concrete yesterday. Firefighters lift grapple operator Ragnauth Jairan to safety from pile of twisted steel and concrete that fell on him Read More

Seaman Gets $5.8 Million in Paralyzing Accident


Miami, Florida A 69-year-old merchant seaman was paralyzed when he was hit in the head with a hook-block while his cargo ship was docked in Miami.

Power Failure Does Damage to AOL Services


Dulles, Virginia AOL Time Warner Inc., the largest Internet and media company, said some America Online customers had service problems earlier Thursday because of a power outage in northern Virginia. The New York-based company, whose America Online operations are based in Dulles, Va., is investigating which applications, such as e-mail Read More

Two Men Hurt in Accident at Nucor


Blytheville, Arkansas Two contractors were injured Wednesday afternoon at Nucor Steel Arkansas, according to plant manager Dave Chase. The men are employees of Systems Contracting Corp. and were identified as Michael Evans, 44, of Blytheville and Marty Kilman, 36, of Bald Knob. Both men were airlifted to the Regional Medical Read More

14-Ton Crane Topples Over


Coronado Cays, California The crane’s boom fell into San Diego Bay causing quite a mess.

Power Failure Does Damage to AOL Services


Dulles, Virginia The power outage occurred at Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of Richmond, Virginia based Dominion Resources Inc. A crane came into contact with a 230-kilovolt transmission line.

Two Men Injured in Crane Accident at Nucor Steel


Blytheville, Arkansas  More information lost due to broken links.

United Crane, Inc.

United Crane, Inc. (1)

Georgetown, Texas This accident probably occurred on 4-05-01. It is reported that the operator tried to reach one more spot before moving the machine. They were picking a 875 pound air unit when it happened at a Georgetown School District project.

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