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2001 Archive

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Construction Crane Falls on Tracks

02/9/01

Rensselaer, NY Amtrak train travel was delayed more than an hour Thursday after the boom of a construction crane toppled on the tracks. There were no reported injuries. One train was delayed an hour and 27 minutes, and another was delayed five to 10 minutes, Amtrak spokesman Kevin Johnson said. Read More

32-ton crane flips landing in bay

02/4/01

Coronado, California 32-ton crane flips over sea wall, lands in bayWorkers from Bob’s Crane Service in Lakeside labored at the site for more than seven hours trying to right the vehicle, which had been lowering a boat dock. The crane landed upside-down, with its boom submerged in San Diego Bay. Read More

32-Ton Crane Flips Over Sea Wall – Lands in Bay

02/4/01

Coronado, California Workers from Bob’s Crane Service in Lakeside labored at the site for more than seven hours trying to right the vehicle, which had been lowering a boat dock. The crane landed upside-down, with its boom submerged in San Diego Bay. According to a captain with the local fire Read More

Boom crashes

02/3/01

New Iberia, Louisiana Second report from Louisiana today — Operator started his Manitowoc 4000 on cold morning, went to safety meeting while crane was warming up. At the meeting a loud crash was heard. The boom raised up as it was warming. High angle kick out was not functioning, boom Read More

Crane boom ruined

02/3/01

Dulac, Louisiana A Manitowoc 4100 was loading out drill rig at night. The operator had a high boom angle, crawled in reverse direction of boom, tracks no longer on the mats, over came center of gravity, counterweight took down the rear, boom went past the stops and laid out over Read More

Another Good Boom Wasted

02/3/01

New Iberia, Louisiana Second report from Louisiana today — Operator started his Manitowoc 4000 on cold morning, went to safety meeting while crane was warming up. At the meeting a loud crash was heard. The boom raised up as it was warming. High angle kick out was not functioning, boom Read More

Waste of a Good Boom

02/3/01

Dulac, Louisiana  A Manitowoc 4100 was loading out drill rig at night. The operator had a high boom angle, crawled in reverse direction of boom, tracks no longer on the mats, over came center of gravity, counterweight took down the rear, boom went past the stops and laid out over Read More

Crane Boom Collapses Claiming Life

02/2/01

Walnut Grove, Alabama Phillip Timothy Robinson, 41, was killed when a crane boom collapsed and fell on him. According to OSHA, on the day of the accident for a bridge construction company, working in Colbert County, employees were removing a 21-foot section from an 80-foot Link-Belt crane. Thompson was standing Read More

Worker Killed When a Crane Boom Collapsed and Fell on Him

02/2/01

Walnut Grove, Alabama  Phillip Timothy Robinson, Age 41. According to OSHA, on the day of the accident for a bridge construction company, working in Colbert County, employees were removing a 21-foot section from an 80-foot Link-Belt crane. Thompson was standing under the crane and while he was pounding out a Read More

Accountability / Responsibility

01/17/01

Author: Doyle Peeks That is a sad commentary, especially for the victims. Until the launch of CraneAccidents.com, we have not had a place to report crane related accidents. OSHA should have been doing what I’m now doing a long time ago. They have the Website, the investigators, and the data. Read More

Phillips Crane and Rigging Accident

01/13/01

El Campo, Texas The crane was a 75 ton Liebherr, working at an oil rig site. While moving the crane on mats, with full counterweights, the crane was swung over the side (no load?) and the crane fell over backwards onto its side. The operator had one section of boom Read More

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