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Bath Iron Works Crane Accident


Bath, Maine OSHA CITES NEW JERSEY-BASED MARINE CONTRACTOR FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AFTER FATAL CRANE PLUNGE INTO KENNEBEC RIVER The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Weeks Marine, Inc. for willful, repeat and serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act following a fatal accident in Read More

Man Sues Waco Business for Injuries During Accident


Waco, Texas A consulting engineer who was struck by a falling wall at a Clayton Homes plant in Waco is suing the mobile home manufacturer for his injuries. Kenneth C. Coffing of Clearwater, Fla., is seeking unspecified damages in his lawsuit (April 20), filed this week in Waco’s 74th State Read More

Crane Accident at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

Crane Accident at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (1)

San Onofre, California Update (09/04/2001):  Safety Lessons Learned It is reported that a 40-ton mobile crane was damaged Wednesday after it fell 40 feet to the ground. Reportedly, the mobile crane fell when one of several slings attaching it to a larger Gantry crane was loosened.

Power Lines Jam Up the M50 Motorway


Dublin, Ireland A few days ago a similar incident happened in Delray, Florida. More information lost due to broken links.

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

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