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Crane Crash Kills Four

07/23/01

Moscow, Russia Four workers died Saturday when a 150-ton crane collapsed in the Urals region of Sverdlovsk, burying them underneath, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. A ministry spokesman said the four men were part of a team carrying out repairs on a railroad bridge when one of the bridge’s pillars Read More

Falling Crane Part Kills One

07/20/01

Cambodia  The crane operator fled the scene. More information lost due to broken links.

Two Workers Killed

07/19/01

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Two local iron workers are dead after a crane on which they were working at the construction site of a Northwest Territories diamond mine toppled over and crushed them. (07/23/01: Reportedly the machine was a Grove Manlift Boom Model AMZ131XT [aerial work platform].)

Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai Shipyard

07/18/01

Shanghai, China Original Story (07/18/2001):  Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai Thirty-six workers were killed and three others injured when a 600-ton gantry crane collapsed suddenly while being elevated in a Shanghai shipyard at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The injured have been hospitalized and well treated. The accident occurred at the Hudong Shipbuilding Read More

Norfolk Man Dies in Accident at Weapons Station

07/17/01

Yorktown, Virginia A Norfolk man, Gary McCracken, was crushed to death Monday at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station when a concrete block slipped from a crane.

Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai

07/17/01
Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai

Shanghai, China Update (07/18/2001):  Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai Shipyard Chinese officials now say at least 36 people died when a crane collapsed during installation at a shipyard in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai on Tuesday. Three other people are in a serious condition in hospital. State media Read More

Crane Downs Power Lines

07/11/01

Kanata, Canada  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident at Murrin Murrin Nickel Plant

07/10/01
Crane Accident at Murrin Murrin Nickel Plant (1)

Western Australia Crane accident at Murrin Murrin Nickel plant approximately 3 months ago. No more details were sent.

Crane Boom Breaks in Attempt to Remove Plunged Truck

07/10/01

Hong Kong Efforts to remove the wreckage of a fully-loaded garbage truck from the roof of a Happy Valley building failed yesterday when the arm (boom) of the crane snapped. The 24-tonne truck, which had plunged 150 metres from Stubbs Road on to the roof of the two-storey building in Read More

Worker Survives Blast, Fire Ball

07/8/01
Worker Survives Blast, Fire Ball

New Westminster, Canada Contractors building new homes in the 700 block of Colborne Street raised the boom too high while setting up a mobile crane and it contacted power lines. No injuries were reported.

Mishap Mashes Worker’s Fingers

07/6/01

Ottawa, Canada More information lost due to broken link.

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