Crane Accidents

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2002 Archive

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Worker Injured After Crane Boom Falls

03/15/02

Frederick, Maryland More information lost due to broken links.

Ship Crew Member Sliced In Half

03/14/02

New Orleans, Louisianna More information lost due to broken links.

Electrical Worker Critically Injured

03/13/02

Gillette, Wyoming A semi-conductive rubber air hose may be to blame for an accident that bottom an electrical contractor severely burned Monday afternoon. Jim Cornelius, 48, was doing power-pole maintenance work from the bucket of a crane truck when he somehow made contact with a 14,400-volt line. He suffered severe Read More

River Crane Topples Destroying Yokohama House

03/12/02

Yokomhama, Japan More information lost due to broken links.

Man Dies in Crane Accident

03/8/02

Belcamp, Maryland Another is hospitalized in critical condition. More information is lost due to broken links.

Crane Cuts Power to Parts of U-District

03/6/02

Seattle, Washington About 4,700 customers lost power shortly after noon today when a crane struck some power lines during a construction project near the University Village shopping center. Dan Williams, a spokesman for Seattle City Light, said city utility workers restored power to about 90 percent of affected customers several hours Read More

Crane Damages Nearby Condo in Pompano After Being Toppled by Wind Gusts

03/5/02

Pompano Beach, Florida  We received a report saying that winds were 35 sustained w/ higher gusts. An electric tower down on Miami beach was getting 55 mph gusts. The wrecked crane’s Tower twisted off at the heel. It was a LS248 Link-Belt Crawler (200 ton). No injuries but it took Read More

Construction Worker Killed When Crane Breaks on I-85

02/28/02

Carnesville, Georgia More information lost due to broken links.

State Officials Probe Alamance County Crane Accident

02/25/02

Burlington, North Carolina Original Story (02/22/02):  Chapel Hill Lawyer Dies After Crane Drops Concrete Form Onto His Car More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Operator Dies When Cable Hits Power Line

02/22/02

Lynnwood, Washington  More information lost due to broken links.

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

02/22/02

Burlington, North Carolina Report Update (02/25/02):  State Officials Probe Alamance County Crane Accident Report Update (03/30/02): Contractor Fired Report Update (04/04/02):  Construction Company Fined in Death of Motorist Steven Edward Whitesell, a Chapel Hill lawyer, was killed when a crane tipped over and dropped a concrete pipe weighing thousands of pounds Read More

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