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2001 Archive

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Death of Man at Northland Company Under Investigation

09/13/01

Northmoor, Missouri  Ascencion Bermudez, 53, was electrocuted Monday while unloading equipment near power lines at Kelly-Hill Co. in Northmoor. Northmoor police Detective Leroy Williams declined to comment Wednesday about the safety standards in place when Bermudez died. Bermudez’s son, Andres Bermudez, said he was glad police and OSHA were investigating. Read More

Two Die In Construction Accident

09/10/01

Yeehaw Junction, Florida The two workmen died early Monday after the cherry picker they were working in was hit by a section of crane cable that had snapped. Lt. July Rivers, spokesman for the Osceola Sheriff’s Office, later identified the victims as: David Knight, 32, of Lacoochee in Pasco County, and Enrique Read More

Crane Collapses, Crushes Man

09/9/01

Bedford Park, Illinois Warren Kubicek, a 58-year-old crane operator from Evergreen Park, was killed early Saturday morning when the 60-foot-high crane he was using collapsed at a Bedford Park rail yard.

Crane Mishap Closes Hathaway Bridge

09/8/01

 Panama City, Florida  The Florida Highway Patrol and Bay County Sheriff’s Office said a crane operated by Robert Waters, 40, of Panama City, struck power lines beside the bridge. No one was injured, and property damage was minimal. Granite Construction, the Tampa-based firm contracted to build the new bridge.

Man Hurt in Crane Accident at Chelsea Salt Terminal

09/6/01

Chealsea, Massachusetts More information lost due to broken links.

Safety Lessons Learned

09/4/01

San Onofre, California Original Story (06/03/2001):  Crane Accident at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Date: July 26, 2001 Incident Description: Failure of KEVLAR slings while lowering a small mobile crane from the Turbine Deck to the crane bay. Nature of Injury and Part of Body: There were no injuries in Read More

Worker Injured at Convention Center Site

09/1/01

Natchez, Mississippi Danny Warner was transported to University Medical Center by ambulance Thursday just after noon after his right arm was severed at the shoulder when a 5,100-pound piece of concrete was dropped on him, said Natchez Police Chief Willie Huff.

Power Line Carrying 230,000 Volts Burns Construction Worker

08/31/01

Fremont, California In what Fremont firefighters called an “extraordinary” survival, a 22-year-old construction worker was listed in fair condition after coming too close to a transmission line. The electrical jolt that hit Adolfo Diaz of San Leandro was so powerful that it ripped a four-foot-wide hole in the asphalt under Read More

Construction Worker Crushed By Crane

08/30/01

Tampa, Florida The accident happened Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 5801 Commerce St. (Tuesday August 21, 2001) Kenneth Douglas Oliver, 47, of 4803 Ingraham St. was working on the ground near a large crane when the crane pinned him against a concrete beam, police said. Oliver, who worked for Standard Read More

Construction Worker Killed in Gardnerville Accident

08/30/01

Gardnerville, Nevada More information lost due to broken links.

Close Call at Eckerd Site

08/29/01

 Ithaca, New York  Two construction workers escaped serious injury Tuesday morning when a crane lowering a steel beam into place at an unfinished store on Meadow Street tipped over, crashing into the site.

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