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
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
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.
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
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
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