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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.

Worker Cut Free from Crane After Machine Tips Over in Quarry


Springfield, Tennessee More information lost due to broken links.

Fear Grips School After Crane Hits Playground


Hong Kong Students, parents and teachers of a Tin Shui Wai primary school are living in fear after a 10-metre-high crane toppled onto their playground. No one was injured when the crane came to rest less than a metre above an area often crowded with hundreds of children. The accident Read More

Manitowoc Model 111 Accident

Manitowoc Model 111 Accident (1)

Location and Exact Date of This Incident is Unknown at This Time Report Update (05/11/2001):  Letter Response It is reported the operator was pouring concrete with a two-yard bucket. He boomed down beyond safe radius and the crane began to tip. He then tried to swing away from the building Read More

Man Charged in Bachelor Party Crane Incident


Gaylord, Michigan  Report Update (07/29/2001):  Man Pleads No Contest to Negligent Homicide in Bachelor Party Death  Report Update (08/25/2001):  Man Gets Probation for Party Tragedy  James Edmund Lucas died when he tried to climb onto side of large crane, police say.

Seven Injured After Crane Hits Power Lines


Wilton, Australia Original Story (04/24/2001):  Four Airlifted to Hospital After Crane Strikes Overhead Wires More information lost due to broken links.

Four Airlifted to Hospital After Crane Strikes Overhead Wires


Wilton, Australia  Report Update (04/24/2001):  Seven Injured After Crane Hits Power Lines Four people were injured in an explosion when a mobile crane struck overhead wires west of Sydney this morning. An ambulance spokesman said the crane hit the wires, which were carrying 33,000 volts. The accident happened just after Read More

Subcontractor Clectrocuted at Site of Gas Turbine Project


Columbia, Missouri The worker who died from electrocution has been identified as Allen Everett, 47, of Buffalo, Missouri, according to a statement from the Columbia Fire Department. Everett, an employee of the Bradon Co., was holding onto steel cables attached to a crane when the crane came into contact with power Read More

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