Crane Accidents

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August, 2001 Archive

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Power Line Carrying 230,000 Volts Burns Construction Worker


Fremont, California In what Fremont firefighters called an “extraordinary” survival, a 22-year-old construction worker was listed in fair condition after coming too close to a transmission line. The electrical jolt that hit Adolfo Diaz of San Leandro was so powerful that it ripped a four-foot-wide hole in the asphalt under Read More

Construction Worker Crushed By Crane


Tampa, Florida The accident happened Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 5801 Commerce St. (Tuesday August 21, 2001) Kenneth Douglas Oliver, 47, of 4803 Ingraham St. was working on the ground near a large crane when the crane pinned him against a concrete beam, police said. Oliver, who worked for Standard Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Gardnerville Accident


Gardnerville, Nevada More information lost due to broken links.

Close Call at Eckerd Site


 Ithaca, New York  Two construction workers escaped serious injury Tuesday morning when a crane lowering a steel beam into place at an unfinished store on Meadow Street tipped over, crashing into the site.

Man Gets Probation for Party Tragedy


Gaylord, Michigan  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident Kills Iron Worker


Augusta, Georgia An 18-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday in an accident near the UCB Chemical Corp. on Revco Road in North Augusta. Damion Ashley Heard, an ironworker from Decatur, Ala., died about 2:45 p.m. while working to secure a crane for travel on a boom truck, said UCB Vice Read More

Business as Usual at Shopping Arcade After Crane Accident


Singapore More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Topples at Queens College


New York  More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Injured When Crane Line Snaps


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Crash Shock


Aberdeen, Scotland, UK STAFF at a North Sea service company in Aberdeen had a lucky escape yesterday when the jib of a 90-tonne mobile crane crashed through the roof of a workshop.

Forman Crushed To Death at Site


New York More information lost due to broken links.

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