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2001 Archive

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Two Men Hurt in Accident at Nucor

04/6/01

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

04/6/01

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

Power Failure Does Damage to AOL Services

04/6/01

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

04/6/01

Blytheville, Arkansas  More information lost due to broken links.

United Crane, Inc.

04/5/01
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.

Crane Topples Over at Airport Road

03/31/01

Singapore A crane toppled over at a Civil Defence worksite in Airport Road on Friday morning. It is believed that there were no injuries in the incident. When Channel NewsAsia visited the scene, construction work seemed to be proceeding normally at other parts of the site. According to the Manpower Read More

Crane Operator Falls to His Death

03/30/01

Moorgate, London A crane driver was killed yesterday morning (Thursday) after he fell off a ladder on a building site in Moorgate, London. The victim, Doug Whiting, 50, was working for Costain on a JV project with Skanska for a £30m commercial development for MEPC, when he fell onto the first Read More

Bridge Worker Dodges Falling Crane Boom at Fore River Work Site

03/28/01

Quincy, Massachusetts The steel boom of a crane used in the construction of a temporary bridge across the Fore River collapsed yesterday, narrowly missing a worker. The man, who would not give his name, said he looked up when one of the crane’s cables glanced off his hard hat. “It Read More

Man Injured in Fall From Crane

03/28/01

A Canosia Township man was listed in serious condition Tuesday night after a 25-foot fall at a construction site in Hermantown. Adam Sadler, 49, reportedly fell from a hydraulic basket, or cherry picker, after a main hydraulic seal on the truck broke, Hermantown Fire Chief Ron Minter said. The accident Read More

Crane Toppled Onto Apartment Building

03/23/01

Lost Angeles, California A crane used during a film shoot toppled over and damaged two apartment buildings Thursday in the Baldwin Hills section of Los Angeles, authorities said. No one was injured.

3 Construction Firms Fined in Crane Accident

03/22/01

Fort Worth, Texas Original Story Federal safety officials have levied $11,250 in fines against three construction firms involved in an October construction accident downtown that left one worker critically injured. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Fort Worth cited the firms for seven “serious” safety violations, in which workers Read More

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