Crane Accidents

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2001 Archive

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Fall River Man Electrocuted


Blackstone, Massachusetts  A 50-year-old construction worker is dead after being electrocuted while maneuvering high-voltage wires in a steel cherry picker bucket at the town’s High Rocks sewer project Thursday, police said.

Home Protection Work Team Crash into House


Musselburg, Scotland, UK  More information lost due to broken links.

People Injured When Crane Collapses on Top of Car


Lakeland, Florida The crane operator, Thomas Maxwell, 51, of 4923 Marc Drive, Tampa, was thrown from the cab when it struck a concrete barricade between the construction work and the road. Maxwell is an employee of Miller Construction Company of Tampa.

Crane Crash Causes Traffic Drama


Wellington, New Zealand More information lost due to broken links.

Sorority Painter Killed in Accident


 Lincoln, Nebraska James F. Reed, 48, 1724 N. 29th St., was killed Sunday when a work platform he was operating hit an electrical wire and he fell 25 feet, authorities said. It is reported the work platform is a Elliott HiReach Aerial Platform Model E65 owned by Myron Gagner of Read More

Maxim Crane Workers Fall


Brunswick, Georgia It is reported by one of our reliable sources that Maxim Crane Works sent a 65 ton P&H truck crane to a job in Brunswick, Georgia to work for Triple A Sign company. Reportedly, Maxim didn’t have any operators available so they put a 2nd year apprentice on it. Editor’s note: After further Read More

Crane Accident Barges in on Whitewater Celebration Plans


Whitewater, Wisconsin More information lost due to broken links.

Bridge Worker Lost in Fall


Montreal, Canada More information lost due to broken links.

Tree Being Moved Falls, Kills Crane Operator; Two Hurt


Seattle, Washington A construction worker was killed yesterday when an 80-foot elm tree he was transplanting at Children’s Hospital fell and crushed the cab of his crane.

Fund Set Up for Guenther Gruber Family


Temecula, California Mr. Gruber was a well known and highly respected crane technician from Texas. Guenther George Gruber, 45, of Las Vegas died while working on a construction elevator at the new Pechanga Hotel and Golf Resort, authorities said.

Crane Operator Injured after Equipment Strikes Power Line


Providence, Rhode Island Reportedly, Portsmouth resident Michael Ariel, of BT Equipment in Smithfield, was using the crane to move concrete barriers on Route 10 south for the freight rail improvement project of the Cranston Street Viaduct.

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