Crane Accidents

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March, 2003 Archive

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I-280 Crane Tips; Operator Injured


Toledo, Ohio  A man was hurt slightly yesterday when a hydraulic boom crane, capable of lifting 250 tons, that he was operating fell over at the I-280 Maumee River Crossing construction site between Front Street and Starr Avenue, authorities said.

Two Nabholz Construction Workers Were Injured when Crane Boom Fell at WCMC


Searcy, Arkansas  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Boom Narrowly Misses Neighbor


Stuart, Florida  Big Johnson Concrete Pumping workers try to find a way to remove the boom of their concrete-pumping crane from the roof of Blair and Christine Wickstrom’s home Wednesday in Stuart. The crane fell after the operator, Michael Pokornicki, pulled in an outrigger used to support the crane’s boom while the Read More

Crane Typifies Sunken Dreams


Cape Coral, Florida Equipment falls in canal as homeowner builds dock without a federal permit.

Quarry Foreman Killed by Tons of Falling Steel


Joliet, Illinois  More information lost due to broken links.

Fatal Accident on Crane Barge


Asia  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Just Couldn’t Bank on This One


New Zealand A short cut with a 30-tonne crane ended with the Hawke’s Bay Expressway being blocked for more than two hours yesterday. The crane, being used by contractors Smithbridge on the construction of the Kennedy Road overbridge, flipped backwards as it negotiated a short, steep bank and its boom Read More

Fatal Crane Mishap Claims Fourth Worker on Big Dig Project


Boston, Massachusetts More information lost due to broken links.

Workers Flee as Crane Cable Snaps


Trinidad  More information lost due to broken links.

Operator Trapped in Toppled Crane


Chicago, Illinois A Loop construction worker was injured when a crane he was operating tipped over. The crane operator was pinned in the cab for about 15 minutes at a work site at Franklin and Monroe streets. Chicago Fire Department crews freed the man and transported him to Northwestern Memorial Read More

Solid Waste Authority Probing Death of Worker


Jamaica  The circumstances under which Cevis Linton, 52, fell from a crane truck on Wednesday morning and died, is being investigated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

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