Crane Accidents

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September, 2002 Archive

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Crane Accident Cuts Power to Twelve Towns


Kearney, Nebraska More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Critically Hurt at Leetsdale Plant


Leetsdale, Pennsylvania More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident in Panama City Beach


Panama City Beach, Florida  A large crane tipped over around 1:30 p.m. at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. The crane operator reportedly misjudged a turn, and the crane went over onto its side. Officials credit a seat belt for keeping the crane operator from getting hurt.

Crane Operator Killed in Southern Greenville County


 Greenville, South Carolina  More information lost due to broken links.

One Man was killed While Erecting a Crane


Portland, Oregon A crane collapsed on a construction worker at Portland’s Providence hospital as it was being erected. Carey David Williams, an employee of Portland-based Campbell Crane & Rigging Service, was standing near the loading dock behind the hospital at 4805 N.E. Glisan St. when the crane tipped over, authorities Read More

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico (1)

Mexico City, Mexico On September 17, 2002 a 330ton Demag crane that was disassembling a tower crane in Mexico City, tilted to the side. There is no official version of what caused the accident. Seems the outriggers were not fully extended, also seems the ground might have failed. The tower Read More

One Killed in Construction Accident


High Point, North Carolina It is reported that a construction worker was killed when a crane collapsed at a north High Point construction site. It was caused by a mechanical failure.

Blame Set in Bridge Accident


Belmar, New Jersey Original Story (07/29/2002):  Crane Collapses at Bridge Construction Site; No Injuries Reported Human error is being blamed for the July 29 accident in which a 116-ton concrete beam broke, crashed into the existing bridge, then fell into the Shark River along with part of a crane during Read More

Crane Topples at Stono Bridge Site, Injuring One


Charleston, South Carolina Second time in month heavy equipment failed on job. More information lost due to broken links.

Driller Dies as Truck Tips on Side


Frederick, Maryland More information lost due to broken links.

Jerusalem Crane Collapses, Injuring Eight Workers, Two Seriously


Jerusalem, Israel  More information lost due to broken links.

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