Crane Accidents

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2001 Archive

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Overturned Crane Closes I-10 Westbound

12/8/01

LaPlace, Louisiana The crane’s driver, William D. Lauga, sustained knee and internal injuries when his crane overturned onto its roof as Lauga was trying to pass a tractor-trailer which had stopped on the highway’s right shoulder. The crane truck, owned by B&G Cranes of Metairie, blocked both I-10 westbound lanes, Read More

Crane Accident Ties Up Rush Hour Traffic

12/8/01

Chicago, Illinois More information lost due to broken links.

Alarm As Employer Cleared in Death Case

11/29/01

United Kingdom Original Story Family Moves on 2008 Campaigners expressed concern yesterday after an employer was cleared of manslaughter, despite a “deplorable” safety policy which resulted in the decapitation of a casual worker by the jaws of a crane grab two hours after he started work. Simon Jones, 24, was Read More

Traffic Chaos Hits City After Vandals Topple Crane into River

11/28/01

Dublin, Ireland Vandals who toppled a 50-ton crane into the River Liffey brought Dublin city centre traffic to a standstill yesterday.

Accident Disrupts Utilities Service to Two Thousand

11/20/01

Cape Girardeau, Missouri The crane operator, Larry Boxdorfer, escaped without injury. Boxdorfer is a crane operator for Robinson Construction Co. of Perryville, Missouri.

Bizarre Crane-Car Accident

11/18/01

Jahor Baru, Asia A pregnant woman was killed along with her mother-in-law, daughter and the unborn baby when a crane crashed into the car they were travelling in yesterday.

One Bridge Inspector Dead, One Injured in Early Morning Accident

11/15/01

Charlestown, Massachusetts More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Collapses Near St. Paul School

11/15/01

St. Paul, Minnesota  More information lost due to broken links.

Two Injured in Crane Collapse

11/7/01

The Woodlands, Texas More information lost due to broken links.

Toppled Crane Snarls Northwest Suburban Traffic

11/1/01

Chicago, Illinois The crane is owned and operated by Crane & Steel Inc., of Addison, Illinois

Father, Son Electrocuted at Work Site

10/27/01

Kingston, Ontario, Canada Jim Clement, 56, and his son Ryan Clement, 26, were both killed shortly after 1:00 a.m. (working at night) Friday when a crane truck from Trenton Crane Service came into contact with overhead high-voltage wires, electrocuting the pair. Apparently working at night, driving with the boom up, they made Read More

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