Crane Accidents

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2002 Archive

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Three Die in Dubai Dry Dock Accident

11/4/02

Dubai  Two Indians and a Pakistani were killed when a crane they were working on at the Dubai dry dock collapsed, the second such accident in less than a year.

Mishap Puts Crane on Power Lines

11/4/02

Vero Beach, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Man Killed in Crane Accident

11/2/02

United Kingdom A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive, which is now investigating the incident, said: “The man was working for the piling contractor, Cementations Skanska, and was standing near the piling rig which was driving solid concrete posts into the ground.

Power Line Sends Shock to Worker

11/1/02

Penobscot, Maine Bryan Smith of Bucksport, who is about 18 years old, appeared to have suffered the more severe injury, according to Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Mitchell. Smith’s co-worker, William Stevenson, also of Bucksport, who Mitchell said was in his 30s, was not directly struck when the electrical current Read More

Cuijk, Netherlands

11/1/02
Cuijk, Netherlands

Cuijk, Netherlands Sir, for your information. The dutch news came with this reporting today. In a place called Cuijk, in the Netherlands a crane came down in townscenter during the installing of ballast. Two men where killed, the operator and a mechanic and one injured. Because there where a lot Read More

Steel Plant Faces OSHA Fines

10/31/02

New York Report Update (12/09/2002):  ALTX Will Close Gates ALTX faces $71,000 in penalties for violations found after death.

One Dead, Three Injured In Collapse Of Water Tower

10/31/02

Granville County, North Carolina A water tower under construction in Granville County collapsed Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring three others.

Nova Scotia Bridge Closed After Crane Collapse Leaves Structure Sagging

10/24/02

Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia More information lost due to broken links.

South Padre Island, Texas

10/23/02

 South Padre Island, Texas On October 23, 2002 a crane hoisting a load failed and dropped the load on a construction worker on a high rise project. We cannot report anything further at this time since there is an ongoing OSHA investigation.

Crane Accident Leaves Container Vessels Stranded at P&O Ports, Chennai terminal

10/23/02

Chennai, India Normal work at the Chennai Container Terminal, operated by P&O Ports, was badly affected during the week following a fatal accident on October 13. Senior port officials said operations inside the port are expected to return to normal as of October 25. Due to the accident, a quay crane Read More

Falling Crane Kills Worker

10/23/02

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia A construction worker was killed when a crane collapsed on him as he was tying iron rods to its hook, in Damansara on Monday. Lim Meng Kion, 43, from Labu in Negri Sembilan, suffered severe head injuries during the 5:00 p.m. mishap. His colleagues escaped unhurt. Police do Read More

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