Crane Accidents

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May, 2003 Archive

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Boom Truck Spills Diesel, Hydraulic Fluid Near Lake

05/9/03

Howard Lake, Minnesota The accident occurred at about 5:20 a.m., when driver Jonathan Walters, 31, of Buffalo, going southbound, attempted to pass under the bridge, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s report. The clearance at the bridge is labeled as being 11 feet, seven inches. Walters indicated that the crane Read More

Boom Hits Power Line, Causes Outage in Bellevue, Allouez

05/9/03

Wisconsin  Reportedly a worker for Arby Construction was operating a boom by remote control when it touched power lines.

Bridge Plowed by Another Truck

05/9/03

More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Pays New Home Visit as an Unwelcome Guest

05/9/03

Milton TWP, Ohio As the last piece balanced on the crane, a “large wind gust” came and forced the machinery over.

Circus Elephant Snarls Manila Traffic

05/9/03

Quezon City, Phillippine Jumbo, a tranquilized circus elephant, lands on the side of a truck after the rope tied to him loosened while he was being lifted by a crane in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila.

Woman in Car Killed in Crane Accident

05/8/03

Carrollton, Georgia  More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Crushed to Death Under Crane

05/8/03

Japan  More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Operator Killed in Freak Accident

05/8/03
Crane Operator Killed in Freak Accident

Ipoh, Malaysia A crane driver who tried to use his vehicle to lift a lorry which had crashed near a ravine died when his machine was pulled into the gully instead. S. Muthu Krishnan, 22, was killed instantly in the incident on the North-South Expressway near Kampung Tawas at 10pm Read More

Beam Falls, Kills Construction Worker

05/7/03

Milwaukee, Wisconsin  The company involved, Danny’s Construction, also employed the steelworkers who were killed in the Miller Park crane collapse in 1999. More information lost due to broken links.

Barge Captain Dead After Accident at a Consumers Power Facility in Mason County

05/7/03

Ludington, Michigan More information lost due to broken links.

Buckled Sign Scaffolding Bottlenecks SPID

05/6/03

Corpus Christi, Texas  More information lost due to broken links.

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