Crane Accidents

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2002 Archive

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One Killed in Construction Accident

09/17/02

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

09/14/02

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

09/13/02

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

09/11/02

Frederick, Maryland More information lost due to broken links.

Jerusalem Crane Collapses, Injuring Eight Workers, Two Seriously

09/5/02

Jerusalem, Israel  More information lost due to broken links.

Dock Tragedy as Son Sees Father Crushed

09/4/02

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

08/31/02

Racine, Wisconsin  More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Hurt in Marysville

08/29/02

 Marysville, Washington More information lost due to broken links.

Electric Worker Killed in Accident

08/27/02

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

08/27/02
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

08/26/02

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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