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2001 Archive

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Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life

03/21/01

Brunswick, Georgia Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life of Marshall Shirah, 19, When a Crane Cable Snapped More details regarding this accident are currently lost due to Broken Link

Crane Turned Over in Downtown San Antonio

03/20/01

San Antonio, Texas A construction crane turned over onto a building in the 600 block of North Flores around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. One person reported an ankle sprain trying to clear out of the way of the accident, no one else was injured. Crews were lifting a 19,000 pound Read More

Crane Ball Falls Through Roof of Mall

03/16/01

Durham, North Carolina “A security guard told Durham Police he saw someone inside the crane at the time of the incident…” And did nothing? Makes one wonder if that security guard knows what a security guard’s job is all about. Duh! — Doyle Peeks (CraneAccidents.com Editor) “The crane’s door was locked but would Read More

Maxim Crane Works Accident at the Hovensa Refinery

03/15/01
Maxim Crane Collapses No Outriggers 2001

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands The load was only a scaffold welding structure but with 80′ of boom and no outriggers it went quickly. The owner operator was Maxim Crane Works/Anthony Crane. This is their third accident on the island in about 3 months.

160 Ton Demag Tipped Over

03/14/01
160 Ton Demage Crane Collapse

Tacoma, Washington Rumor is they had 130 foot of stick out, but did not have all the counterweight on. When they made their lift, the crane went over. Some equipment was damaged and one person injured when they jumped off a 15 foot ladder to get away. March 28, 2001 Read More

Glynn Littlefield

03/9/01

Killed when the anti-two block system failed and the ball snapped from the cable and fell hitting him in the face. He left behind one son, Gary Littlefield and daughter, KaiCee Lopez. He has 4 grandchildren, Jordan, Jack, Andy and Charlie. Glynn worked for Agra Foundations for 20 years and Read More

Worker Killed in “Spider-Man” Set Accident

03/6/01

Downey, California 8/23/2001 Update: State Regulators Fine Sony $59,000 9/20/2001 Update: Widow Sues Columbia A welder building sets for the movie “Spider-Man” was killed Tuesday in a crane collapse. The crane toppled onto a construction basket in which the welder was riding and struck him in the head, authorities said. Read More

Crane Damages Nearby Condo in Pompano

03/5/01

Pompano Beach, Florida  A construction crane at the Spa Atlantis building site was blown over by a wind gust on Monday morning. As it fell across a street, it badly damaged a condominium in the 1300 block of North Ocean Blvd. No one was injured when the 12-story crane toppled Read More

Crane Became Unbalanced and Tipped Over

03/5/01
500 Ton Demag Tips Over Seattle Washington 2001

Seattle, Washington Sicklesteel Cranes was moving a 500 ton Demag with a luffing jib attached, in preparation of booming it down for disassembly. Somehow the crane became unbalanced and tipped over. The boom crushed the two conveyors that feed coal to the top of Trans Alta’s Centralia, Washington coal fired steam power plant, Read More

500 Ton Demag Accident

02/27/01
500 ton Demag (1)

Seattle, Washington  On February 27, 2001, Sicklesteel Cranes was moving a 500 ton Demag with a luffing jib attached, in preparation of booming it down for disassembly. Somehow the crane became unbalanced and tipped over. The boom crushed the two conveyors that feed coal to the top of Trans Alta’s Centralia, Washington coal fired Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Gap Project

02/22/01

Fresno, California Metal staircase falls from a crane during expansion work. A heavy metal staircase fell from a crane onto the second floor of the Gap expansion project in Fresno, crushing one construction worker to death and injuring two others. Desi Armenta, 28, of Fresno died in transit to a Read More

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