Crane Accidents

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2002 Archive

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Smokestack Pins Crane Operator

10/4/02

Hobart, Indiana  More information lost due to broken links.

Two Men Electrocuted While Working at Municipal Building

10/4/02

Meriden, Connecticut More information lost due to broken links.

Man in Hospital After Crane Falls, Traps Him

10/3/02

Ashland, Tennessee More information lost due to broken links.

One Dead, Another Injured In Construction Accident

10/3/02

Murfreesboro, Tennessee  One construction worker was electrocuted and another critically injured this afternoon in Murfreesboro when they accidentally moved their equipment into a group of high-voltage power lines.

Crane Tips Over at Hospital, Operator’s Injuries Minor

10/2/02

Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident Cuts Power to Twelve Towns

09/28/02

Kearney, Nebraska More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Critically Hurt at Leetsdale Plant

09/26/02

Leetsdale, Pennsylvania More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident in Panama City Beach

09/24/02

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

09/24/02

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

One Man was killed While Erecting a Crane

09/23/02

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

09/17/02
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

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