Crane Accidents

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2002 Archive

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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.

Dock Tragedy as Son Sees Father Crushed


United Kingdom A SON saw his father killed in the hold of a ship as he helped unload cargo at a Merseyside dock. Foreman Jeffrey Swan, 53, from Ellesmere Port was crushed between a crane and the hold of a cargo ship at Seaforth Docks. His son, who also works Read More

Crane Hits Wires, Knocks Out Power


Racine, Wisconsin  More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Hurt in Marysville


 Marysville, Washington More information lost due to broken links.

Electric Worker Killed in Accident


Lakeland, Florida  Report Update (11/16/2002):  Broken Rules Cited In Death Report Update (01/04/2003):  Lakeland Agrees To Pay Widow Four others in crew hurt when boom hits power line.

Man Dies after Bungee Accident

Man Dies after Bungee Accident

Swansea, South Wales Police and health and safety experts are continuing their inquiries into the death of a 22-year-old man killed in a charity bungee jump in Swansea. South Wales Police believe Christopher Thomas’ safety harness snapped moments after he leapt from a 180ft-high crane. Eyewitnesses said Mr Thomas, who Read More

Child Killed by Falling Crane in St. Petersburg


St Petersburg, Russia A construction crane crashed to the ground in St. Petersburg on Monday, killing a 7-year-old child and injuring three other people, authorities said. The injured – two women and a 3-year-old child – were hospitalized, authorities said. Their conditions were not immediately available. The accident occurred in Read More

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