Crane Accidents

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2001 Archive

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Inquiry Into Fatal Kerry Accident


Kerry, Ireland The Health and Safety Authority is carrying out an investigation into an accident in which a builder was killed. The Kerry man died after he was electrocuted in a compound close to Castleisland, County Kerry. It is believed that the accident happened as the man was loading a Read More

Union Imposes Crane Bans After St Leonard’s Building Site Accident


Sydney, Australia  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Knocks Out Power


Carlsbad, California More information lost due to broken links.

Boeing Worker Killed in Launch Pad Accident


Cape Canaveral, Florida  More information lost due to broken links.

A Dodge County Man Electrocuted While Trimming Trees


Dodge County, Georgia  More information lost due to broken links.

Hedgesville Man Killed When Crane Goes Off Road


Hedgesville, West Virginia  William R. “Bill” Weigle, a 51-year-old Hedgesville man was killed early Thursday when the 25-ton crane truck he was driving ran off a narrow road a half-mile from his house and rolled down a steep embankment, West Virginia State Police said.

Barnstead Man Electrocuted in Accident


Kingston, New Hampshire The machine involved in the subject accident is a Telsta aerial lift mounted on a Ford truck reportedly owned by Twin Star Cable. Michael Brooks, the driver of the truck, was reportedly standing on the ground with his left arm contacting the truck’s cab door when the Read More

Crash Driver Said He Was a Passer-By


A LORRY driver who crashed into a taxi walked away from the scene pretending he was a by-stander and shortly afterwards reported his vehicle stolen, a court heard yesterday. Paul Dennis (32) of Dolphin Road, Crumlin, Dublin, was given a three-month suspended jail sentence for careless driving at Dolphin’s Barn Read More

Erickson’s Crane Toppled into a Hole


Baldwin, Michigan More information lost due to broken links.

Widow Sues Columbia for Spider-Man Death


Downey, California Original Story The wife of a crew worker who died on the set of the upcoming Spider-Man movie has sued Columbia Pictures. The wrongful death lawsuit filed Wednesday in Superior Court seeks unspecified damages. A call to Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, wasn’t immediately returned early Thursday. Read More

Baldwins Industrial Services, Inc. Incident

Baldwins Industrial Services, Inc. Incident (1)

Houston, Texas  Baldwins Industrial Services, Inc. (formerly Phillips Crane & Rigging) in Houston had an incident at Lyondell Citgo Refinery today in the cat cracker unit. They were assembling a Demag 4800 Crawler. While setting the upper or super structure on the tracks, the Kobelco crane (220 ton capacity) looks Read More

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