Crane Accidents

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June, 2002 Archive

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Worker Injured in Mining Accident


Hartland, Michigan More information lost due to broken links.

Oil Well Accident Kills Two


Chanute, Kansas Two Coffey County men were electrocuted while working on an oil well near Chanute. Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath said Bradley S. Fischer, 32, discovered his brother, Stephen R. Fischer, 38, of Burlington, had been electrocuted at an oil field pump jack after arriving at his job site Read More

Beam Kills Bridge Worker


Marshall, New York  A West Layden man, James P. Burke, 42, was killed when he was struck by a steel beam. A crane was moving the 40 foot beam into place for driving into the ground when the cable holding the beam broke. It is reported that Mr. Burke was working Read More

Worker Killed by Falling Steel Beam


Chicago, Illinois Crane operator, Julian Aguirre , was killed Monday night when a metal beam fell on him at a South Side steel plant, police said.

Worker Injured at Site of Bridge


Wagerstown, Maryland  A member of a Washington County Highway Department crew clearing logs and debris from the base of the Broadfording Bridge sustained a broken leg Tuesday morning when he was struck by a log, rescuers said.

Three Workers Hurt When Elevator Plummets


Bellevue, Washington Three construction workers were hurt Wednesday when an exterior elevator they were dismantling collapsed. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. at the Lincoln Square construction site. The three men, wearing harnesses, were on top of the cage part of the hoist working to tear it down when the cage Read More

Three Hurt as Crane Hits Power Line in Brentwood

Three Hurt as Crane Hits Power Line in Brentwood

Brentwood, Pennsylvania A crane driver was critically burned and two other construction workers were seriously injured at a job site at a Brentwood shopping center after a scaffold being moved by a crane came in contact with a high voltage power line. The accident happened at 10:42 a.m. yesterday, when Read More

Man Killed in Crane Tragedy


United Kingdom A grieving wife today spoke of her torment at losing her childhood sweetheart in a freak workplace accident. Roger Ireland, 52, of Oval Road, Costessey, died after a large steel plate being carried by a crane swung around and hit him on the back of the head at Read More

Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa, Japan (1)

Okinawa, Japan It was a hot summer day in May 2002, in Japan (Okinawa). I was picking up ribbon bridge sections. I had already lifted five other sections. By the time the next section was ready, I had to move closer. I was set up over the rear picking up Read More

Workers Escape Serious Injury When Bridge Falls


Hastings, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Steel Slips From Crane, Kills Construction Worker


White Plaines, New York Steel reinforcing rods weighing more than half a ton broke loose as they were being lifted by a crane Monday and rained down on construction workers, killing one, officials said. The dead man was identified as Richard Ellis, 40. A second man suffered a minor injury.

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