Crane Accidents

Chapel Hill Lawyer Dies After Crane Drops Concrete Form Onto His Car


Burlington, North Carolina

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Steven Edward Whitesell, a Chapel Hill lawyer, was killed when a crane tipped over and dropped a concrete pipe weighing thousands of pounds onto his car on Interstate 40/85. Employees of Coastal Caisson Corp. were doing road work from the median when their drilling rig tipped on its side and caused a caisson — or pipe-like form used to pour concrete — to fall on top of the car.

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