Crane Accidents

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May, 2001 Archive

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Worker Missing After Falling from Crane


Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Authorities planned to continue to search the waters of the Wando River for a subcontractor who fell on Wednesday (5/30/01) from a crane at the Wando Port Terminal here. Juan Sanchez, 28, of Moncks Corner, fell from a boom into the river Wednesday. Update (06/01/01) The Read More

Lorain MC790 Boom Fell


Miami, Florida It is reported a Lorain MC790 boom fell. This was right after a heavy rainstorm. No details on boom length or injuries, but it is reported that the operator was in the cab. Hopefully, more information about the incident will come in later.

Mechanical Failure — Controlled Incident


 Miami, Florida  It is reported that a GCI crane was working on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach with 125′ main and a 55′ jib when a mechanical problem developed. The operator said he lost both boom functions. While towering the crane down for further inspection, about half-way down the boom Read More

Crane Hits Long Island Train


Long Island, New York More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Kills Seventeen-Year-Old Boy


Durango, Colorado Luis Carlos Sotelo was killed Thursday, probably instantly, when the crane’s ball fell 50 feet and hit him in the head and shoulder, said Lt. Dan Bender of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. It is also reported the crane was a 35 ton Lorain.

Construction Worker Crushed to Death by Crane


Huntington Beach, California A construction worker was crushed to death Wednesday when part of a crane fell on him, authorities said. Raymond Paul Corder, Jr., 45, of San Gabriel was declared dead just after 3:15 p.m. at a construction site at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. A section of the Read More

I-95 Crash Knocks Down Power Line, Closing All Lanes in Delray


Delray, Florida The Florida State Highway Patrol reported a construction crane snagged power lines on Interstate 95 nead Delray, knocking them down across the highway and onto several vehicles. No injuries were reported. The Hubbard Construction crane, driven by Arthur Soares of Hollywood, Florida. He was unloading metal sheeting for bridge reconstruction on I-95 Read More

Letter Response


Location and Exact Date of This Incident is Unknown at This Time Original Story (04/27/2001):  Manitowoc Model 111 Accident Received the following, on May 11, 2001 in reference to the above *original* unedited report. Dear Doyle, This letter is in response to an accident that appeared on your website. Read More

Worker Hurt when Section of Crane Falls Near Airport


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  A construction worker was injured yesterday when a section of a crane fell on him near Philadelphia International Airport. Police said Angelo Aceveno, 24, was working under the crane when the accident occurred about 3 p.m. Police said the location was in a construction site off the southbound lanes Read More

Bishopville Crane Operator Electrocuted


Princess Anne, Maryland A 28-year-old Bishopville man was electrocuted Thursday when a crane he was operating touched an overhead power line on Old Princess Anne-Westover Road. Michael Gray was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, despite efforts by two nearby homeowners and Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company Read More

Crane Collapses into Boston Harbor

Crane Collapses into Boston Harbor

Boston, Massachusetts A 60-foot crane fell off a barge and landed in the water in East Boston. Crews are still working to remove the crane.

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