Crane Accidents

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2002 Archive

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Toppled Crane Finally Removed From Queens Courthouse


Queens, New York  The State Supreme Court in Queens will reopen Wednesday afternoon now that a toppled construction crane has finally been removed. The 150-foot crane fell through unstable ground and collapsed onto the courthouse on Monday afternoon, destorying part of the facade. A woman was treated and released for Read More

Crane Struck Toll Booth, Causing Damage to Interior Walls


York, Pennsylvania  The crane, owned by Kinsley Construction of York backed out of a nearby construction site and hit a city owned toll booth.

Accident Knocks Down Power Lines


Macomb Township, Michigan More information lost due to broken links.

Fine Proposed in T-REX Accident


Denver, Colorado Original Story (04/04/02):  T-REX Crane Operator To Be Charged More information lost due to broken links.

19 Year-Old Inmate Electrocuted When Crane Touches Power Line


Moultrie, Georgia  Anthony Paul Goodyear, 19, Mobile, Ala., died as he was sliding a metal plate under a crane stabilizer when the boom of the crane rotated and hit a nearby power line.

Fatal Crane Accident at the Beta Shoe Company – Route 40


Harford County, Maryland  More information lost due to broken links.

CTU Demands Action After Men Crushed to Death at Steel Plant


South Auckland, New Zealand  More information lost due to broken links.

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.

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